In the fall of 2013 I had the honor of working again with Michael Zakian who is the director of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art. Our first experience working together was when we packaged the “Illustrating Modern Life” book for the museum.
It was a joy to design and package their latest exhibit catalog for the Wayne Thiebaud show held at the Weisman under Michael’s direction. Michael is among one of the most professional and inspiring individuals I have worked with. His kindness is exemplary, which brings out the best in others around him.
Designing the Wayne Thiebaud book was a thrill. Thiebaud’s colors and shapes intertwine in a beautiful unifying fashion that is deceptively simple, yet incredibly difficult to achieve.
Here is a brief description about the book followed by a link to read more and purchase a copy through our Flesk online store if you wish.
“Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper, 1948-2004” is an exhibition hardcover catalog of eighty-five prints and drawings that explores his rich dialogue with the visual language of graphic art. Drawn from the holdings of the artist’s work in the collection of the University Library Gallery at California State University, Sacramento, it provides a survey of the various printmaking media he has explored through his long career and includes examples of his woodcuts, serigraphs, etchings, lithographs and monotypes. It also offers insight into his favorite subjects—everyday American food, the urban landscape of San Francisco, the majestic mountain scenery of Yosemite and the lyric, arcadian, agricultural fields of the Sacramento River Valley.
Learn more about the Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper, 1948-2004 book at the Flesk Publications website.
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