Oswaldo Miranda, known as Miran, is an art director, designer, illustrator and cartoonist. Editor of the magazine "Gráfica", an internationally recognized publication. He has been a member of TDC, ADC and SPD- Society of Publication Designers from 1977 to 1999. Also he has been a member of the AGI - Alliance Graphique Internationale ( 1994-2001 ). Abdicated of the last, after the death of its godfather Saul Bass that indicated it in the institution. As a cartoonist was published in Pardon ( ALE ), O Pasquim, Ovelha Negra., Humor Journal of the Diário do Paraná and “ Raposa”. He published two individual books of cartoons: "Miran. Um Rapaz de Fino Traço and "Good Luck" ( OfficinaDaVinci ) also included in the "Brazilian Anthology of Humor" ( L& PM ), "The New Humor of the Pasquim" ( Codecri ) and in the book "Caricature- the Graphic Image of Humor" by Joaquim Fonseca ( Arts & Crafts ) among others. Miran received more than 450 awards, 75% are international. Among the prizes received are "Gold Medals" and "Silver Medals" by the São Paulo Creation Club-CCSP. He also received the "Silver Pencil" award at the Buenos Aires Design Biennial, awarded by the international jury and CAYC- ( ARG ). "Silver Medal" and "Award of Merit" at the Society of Publication Designers -SPD-15 / 16th Annual and numerous "Award of Excellence" at CA Design Annual, TDC, ADC Annual - Art Directors Club (NY), SI-Society of Illustrators of New York and "Bronze Medal" in Design Biennial of BRNO. It has been published in portfolio articles at Idea, Novum, Graphis and UL&C. He is registered in many memorable books of the history of the design like "The World of Graphic Design" (Verlag Hermann Schmidt), "Typographic Communication Today" (MIT Press), "Who, Who in Graphic Design" (Benteli-Wer Verlag) "First Choice '2 - AGI" ( Graphic-Sha ), "Magazines Inside and Out" ( PBC-Library of Applied Design ), "Diseño Gráfico Latinoamericano" ( Kodansha-Dai-Ichi ), "Typo-When, Who, How" ( Könemann Verlag ), "The Magazine in Brazil" ( Editora Abril ) and the recent already anthological "AGI-Graphic Design Since 1950" ( Thames & Hudson ). He exhibited in Germany, Argentina, Brazil, France, Japan and Sweden. His works are included in the collections of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum - NY, George Pompidou Center - Paris.