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Maximo Recio

MA work

Data Worship

This documentary study presents the worshipping tools and rituals of the people of Sandy Island, a cult devoted to reading the tempers of the global currency market. Using the language of candlestick financial charts, the cult looks for signs that might foretell and influence market fluctuations.

Data Worship exposes the glorification of quantitative data analysis and its potential to fabricate fictions.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Information Experience Design, 2016

  • Maximo Recio is a London based designer with extensive experience across different fields of communication design.

    Having worked in US, Germany, Spain and UK, his practice has organically broadened from traditional graphic design to other forms of communication such as interaction and experience design.

    Maximo explores new forms of communication that help audiences to unfold playful narratives and reveal new perspectives.

    He has played a pivotal role in major projects for both high-end commercial brands and non-profit organisations such as NHS, London Science Museum, London Natural History Museum, Warsaw Wilanow Palace Museum, the National Football Museum in Manchester and the Arts Council Collection. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Design for Interaction & Moving Image. London College of Communication, 2009; Graphic Design Studies (BA equivalent), Escuela de Arte Número Diez, Madrid, 2001
  • Experience

  • Research designer. Art+Com, Berlin. Jul – Sep 2015; Creative director and partner, Pelonio, London, May 2010 – Dec 2014; Freelance graphic designer, London, Jun 2008 – May 2010; Graphic and interaction designer, AllofUs, London. Apr 2005 – Jun 2008; Editorial art directo, Indoor Media, Madrid, Feb 2002 – Nov 2004; Junior art director, Delvico Bates (Currently JWT), Madrid, Mar 2000 – Feb 2002; Intern, South Bates, Miami, May – Sep 2001