Darnell Henderson Pereira

Currently: Graphic Design MFA Candidate '24 @Yale
Formerly: B.F.A. in Graphic Arts '21 @University of South Florida
Currently: In the studio.
Hopefully: Reading a book on a train.
Biz Inquiries: bobbyyhennyy@gmail.com

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Gentrification Book

17in x 5.5in pamphet with a 8.5in x 5.5in insert.

Section A details the various ways gentrification takes place. Insert B explores methods of combatting gentrification through case studies. Typrographic manipulation used as a device for relaying the sensation of stretching to reconfigure a space while also overwhelming it.

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News from New Haven (Sept.)

Digital flyer for Yale SOA's monthly newsletter

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Minutes after Midnight

2-color RISO book
8in x 4in

Happened upon the term “minutes before midnight”, which The Bulletin of Atomic Scientist (science nonprofit) use to determine how close humanity is to destruction at the hands of nuclear weapons and global warming. Imaging a scenario in which this destruction has taken place, I recontextualized my photos and texts that had taken place after midnight to live in this post-apocalyptic world.

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Papa, You're An Archetype!

Intaglio prints exploring the space between memory and fact. Do oral histories reimagine the deceased as character or person? When stories of the dead are told there is an overflow of feeling and intensely personal perception due to however the dead's persona is maintained. Is this representation of a person true? The many processes that these prints underwent (aquatint, photographic transfer, etching) serve to represent the distance I feel when thinking of my great grandfather. A celebrated man who's identity exists in my mind through archival material.

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1, or, uh, 2, or even, uh, three

6-color RISO, Japanese stab bound book
11in x 15in

During the pandemic to pass time I would make extremely graphic illustrations while calling various friends. I returned to this in the middle of the semester because of its familiarity. In this process, I reference photos from my camera roll to inspire shapes, forms, ideas. I never thought much of this act of transmutation, but once I had I decided it was conceptually interesting enough to explore more. I visited the East Asian Room at the Yale University Art Gallery to seek compositional inspiration from Chinese scroll paintings, since the illustrations at times feel flat, when I came upon the term “natural imagery” on a wall tag. I thought this term, with no prior knowledge, could behave as the container for the book as most of the illustrations I’ve created related to nature. It was upon looking up this term that I realized this was a literary device used by authors to create sensorial environments, which just added to this developing theme of interpretation. I decided to explore this verbal translation by including a game of telephone conducted amongst my peers. After showing Alex Valentine, Printmaking Professor, the dummy, he brought up that the book itself creates an environment, especially considering the text element. I thought this was a fitting effect as if I had utilized natural imagery properly the whole time.

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Happy Spring

7 color riso

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SOA End of Year Party

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Father

Illustrations of my father and I sourced from family photo albums.

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23rd Birthday Invite

23rd Birthday Invite with Kyle Richardson

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Salted Nuts Pod

AM Radio show conducted with Kyle Richardson

Salted Nut's Playlist. Freakin' Check It


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