SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS
MFA Design candidate Fernando Capeto is pursuing an MFA in Design from SVA. Capeto was born and raised in São Paulo. He holds a degree in public administration from one of South America’s most prestigious business schools, and he worked for São Paulo’s state government and for a food bank NGO before pursuing his long-held interests in art and design. He worked in publishing, for Internet startups and as a senior designer at a digital agency, all while continuing his design education before moving to New York in 2015.
The absence and the sum of all colors: black and white.
FAVORITE TV SHOW?
South Park and a bunch of stuff from History Channel
The one that I’m reading now: A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming.
Zeitgeist, Enter The Void, The Zero Theorem, Pi, Elite Squad (1 and 2), The Godfather (all), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Snatch, to name a few.
FAVORITE MUSICIAN OR BAND?
Sabotage, Raul Seixas, Cartola (all from Brazil) Boards of Canada, Modeselektor, Orbital, Justice, Rancid, among others.
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA?
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
M.C. Escher, Jasper Johns, Ron Mueck, David Cerny, Steve Lambert, Jo Seub, Joana Cesar
YOUR DESIGNER HERO?
Even harder: Piet Zwart, Kurt Schwitters, Ladislav Sutnar, Otl Aicher, Paul Rand, Wim Crouwel, Karel Martens
TALENT YOU WISHED YOU POSSESSED?
I wish I had the ability to only sleep when I wanted to.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
I would be a very sad man and probably do something bad for people like a human organs dealer. That is why I say: let me design, world!
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
A vida só se dá pra quem se deu. Life only gives itself to those who gave themselves. – Vinicius de Moraes