Octopus. Since 2001, Ruis Vargas has been heading the Laika pack. He uses his tentacles to work the WORDS into shape – reaching screenplays, literature, critical essays and a variety of texts in the vast universe of semiotics, history, art and culture – and to conceive them graphically. DRAWING is his material thinking: the visual body of ideas, elaborated with the techniques of illustration, typography, design and photography. Further to Laika’s productions, Ruis Vargas is the creator of graphic novels and comic strips that have been published for many years in newspapers and magazines and have been recently collected in a series of books. Such is the extension of his tentacles, which explore an immense ocean of creative and conceptual possibilities, giving life and form to ideas: new lines, logic, aesthetic sense and applicability.


Awards

2004, “7th Brazil Graphic Design Biennial”, Sao Paulo/Brazil, Selected.
2006, “8th Brazil Graphic Design Biennial”, Sao Paulo/Brazil, Selected.
2008, “USP Corporate Communication Award”, Brazil, Sao Paulo/Brazil, Winner.
2019, “A’ Design Award Winner for Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category in 2018”, Braspag Payment Technology Company Branding, Como/Italy.
2019, “A’ Design Award Winner for Print and Published Media Design Category in 2018”, White Paper Abraidi Book, Como/Italy.
2019, “Bronze A’ Design Award Winner for Packaging Design Category in 2018”, La Bombe Packaging of Éclair, Como/Italy.
2019, “Bronze A’ Design Award Winner for Packaging Design Category in 2018”, Riba Leve Light Beer Label, Como/Italy.
2019, “13th Brazil Graphic Design Biennial”, Sao Paulo/Brazil, Selected.

2019, “Bronze IDA International Design Awards Winner for Print Editorial Category”, Justine Book, Lo Angeles/USA.
2019, “Honorable Mention IDA International Design Awards Winner for Print Editorial Category”, Dorina Nowill Annual Report, Los Angeles/USA.
2019, “Honorable Mention IDA International Design Awards Winner for Print Annual Reports Category”, Dorina Nowill Annual Report, Los Angeles/USA.
2020, “LICC London International Creation Competition 2019”, Honorable Mention in Illustration Graphic Design, Superlimão Brand, London.
2020, “LICC London International Creation Competition 2019”, Shortlist and Honorable Mention in Illustration Graphic Design, La Bombe Packaging, London.
2020, “iF Design Awards Winner 2020 for Annual Report”, Dorina Nowill Annual Report, Germany.