Ricky Castanedo Laredo is an artist, illustrator, and designer based out of the rainy west coast of British Columbia. He graduated from Emily Carr University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art Major with honours), trained as a printmaker and graphic artist. He is currently the Art Dept. Manager of CiTR Station and the Art Director of Discorder Magazine.
RCL's primary focus is printed matter — Posters, books, magazines, record sleeves, etc. He has guilty love for blackletter and other preposterous typefaces, but admits there is a time and place for everything. A printmaker by trade, RCL's signature style caters looks to bring the physicality of design back into the medium. He's probably the only designer in a thousand mile radius who enjoys mottled ink and the gritty look of a bad photocopy.
When not designing at his desk or in one of his many sketchbooks he can be found playing to empty bars throughout the world in punk rock bands. He also boxes, and loves his cat.