Paul Robeson Galleries

Exhibition Catalog Series VII

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Paul Robeson Galleries

Rutgers University–Newark

From There to Here
80 pages, perfect bound
Digitally printed
Foil stamped and embossed cover

 

Empire of Dirt
82 pages, perfect bound
Digitally printed
Foil stamped cover

 

UCDA Award Winner: Empire of Dirt
Graphic Design:USA Award Winner: Empire of Dirt

FROM THERE TO HERE
Moving from a home country to another is an experience unlike any other. There are many reasons that people choose, or are forced, to undertake such an act. This exhibition will focus on the work of artists who explore all aspects of the migrant and immigrant experience.

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Design Execution
The catalogs for the Galleries begin with a conversation about the theme of the show, the artists who will be shown and any materials that the Director has found for inspiration. For this project, only one book on script fonts and 19th Century documents was suggested along with the use of “old paper.” From there, we chose different, very new fonts, and juxtaposed them together to make the typography look historical and illustrated.

EMPIRE OF DIRT
Dirt is a substance so common that it is known to all regardless of location.  It may be dust, soil, earth, clay, loam, grime, silt, filth or mud.  It is a substance reviled by some as a marker of poor hygiene, or cherished by others who grow plants.  Dirt is waste, excrement, rubbish, bacteria, it is also a humble foundation for mighty buildings.  In the home or laboratory a constant battle with dirt is waged.  This exhibition will expand the dialogue on dirt.

—Paul Robeson Galleries

 

Design Execution
All of the catalogs for the Galleries begin with a conversation about the theme of the show, the artists who will be shown and any materials that the Director has found for inspiration. The only criteria given for the design of this catalog was the use of an image of dirt on the cover. We decided to juxtapose a simple, clean silver foil stamp for contrast. From here, the use of the square boundary was used throughout as a design element to pull all of the various images together.

Read more about these exhibit catalogs in Art Design Case Study

From There to Here

 

Artists in this exhibition: Aileen Bassis, Sasha Bromberg, Maki Hajikano, Muriel Hasbun, Fidencio Martinez, Jenny Polak, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey, Leona Strassberg Steiner, Raul Villarreal, Mina Zarfsaz. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalog with contributions by Anonda Bell, Vincent J. Cannoto, Caren King Choi, Peter Eichstaedt, Anna Pegler-Gordon, Peter Nowak, and Tim Raphael.

—Paul Robeson Galleries

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Empire of Dirt

 

Artists in this exhibition: Kim Abeles, Allison Cekala, Wim Delvoye, Alisha McCurdy, Laura Moriarty, Nancy Ori, Alexandre Orion, Dorene M. Quinn, Raquel Rabinovich, Shelby Shadwell. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalog with contributions by Katherine Ashenberg, Anonda Bell, Caren King Choi, William Bryant Logan, and Nükhet Varlik.

—Paul Robeson Galleries

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