An underground star in Amsterdam where kids search the streets to tear down his club posters, Parra's work is treasured by a generation of design fanatics. Living with his painter/sculptor father, Parra grew up surrounded by colours, oil paint, wood, weird looking pictures & Rubenesque paintings. Almost entirely self taught, his minimal colour palette, beautiful hand-drawn typography & esoteric character creation are reminiscent of screen printed poster designs of the 1960s & 70s.
Taking a select few commercial design jobs per year he devotes the bulk of his output to flyers & posters for friends & admirers, making his work available for everyone to use, keep or discard as they wish.
Parra also co-runs Rockwell, his own clothing label, has his own electro band called LeLe and regularly exhibits his works around the globe.
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