Michael Ray Charles Exhibition Catalogue

Rigsby Design1996

AIGA, the professional association for design

AIGA, the professional association for design
New York, NY, United States

Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover
Design firm: Rigsby Design
Art director: Lana Rigsby
Jacket designers: Lana Rigsby, Amy Wolpert
Illustrator: Michael Ray Charles
Author: Marilyn Kern-Foxworth
Typeface: Stamp Gothic
Printer: H. MacDonald Printing
Paper: Simpson Starwhite Vicksburg

The cover of this exhibition catalogue is a revealing cultural self-portrait by black artist Michael Ray Charles. A circus poster for the fictitious Liberty Bros. Permanent Daily Circus introduces a series of works that use inflammatory racial and sexual stereotypes as tools for exploring cultural identity.


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