Michael Ray Charles Exhibition Catalogue Envelope

Michael Ray Charles Exhibition Catalogue Envelope

Rigsby Design, Houston, Texas, 1996

Description

Recognizing and “reading” stereotypes is a participatory act, however involuntary. This concrete sack houses an introduction to the work of Michael Ray Charles, whose paintings explore racial and sexual stereotypes. The hand-sewn bag forces the reader/viewer to engage with the project: a black Mickey Mouse paper doll commands the viewer to “cut and paste,” while the books inside can be accessed only by cutting the bag open. With ironic humor, it also serves as a protective wrapper for the provocative materials inside.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 1996
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover
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