Ana Mendieta Exhibition Catalog 

BOOK DESIGN / TYPOGRAPHY

OVERVIEW

Ana Mendieta was a Cuban-American artist. From a young age, Ana fled her home country of Cuba and found herself in the United States. For years she struggled with this displacement and felt disconnected, working though these issues within her work. Mendieta constantly explored themes of identity, place, and the mother challenging her audience to find their own connection to the natural world and other people. At the height of her fame, Ana met a suspicious untimely death. 

OBJECTIVE
The main goal for this project was to create an exhibition book that chronicled her life as a Cuban-American artist and showcase the work on display at the museum. 

SOLUTION

The use of typography in this project helped to convey a larger than life theme. Images within the catalogue are full page, allowing readers to feel as if they were viewing the work in person, with just enough detail. Colors for the system were inspired by soft clay dirt and warm earth tones. 

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