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A través de las páginas: una aproximación al diseño editorial venezolano

September 28, 2016 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

The Greater Caribbean Studies Center and the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University invite you to…

“A través de las páginas: una aproximación al diseño editorial venezolano” with Faride Mereb, Director and Editor of Letra Muerta Ediciones based in Caracas, Venezuela.

The presentation will cover the influence of the advent of printing and of artists who exercised their craft in Venezuelan design aesthetics. Ms. Mereb will also discuss features of graphic design that are specific to Venezuelan editorial design, especially after the contributions from NEDO MF, Leufert, Larry June, and some contemporary approaches that have inherited design characteristics of the past.

Ms. Mereb is a designer and Director and Editor of Letra Muerta Ediciones and  covers editorial, typography, poster, branding, and publishing. Letra Muerta Ediciones focuses on the field of archives, Venezuelan literature, and claiming the value of a book as a phenomenon / object. The term “dead letter” usually denotes a document that has lost its legal validity, or an agreement has not been fulfilled. As a publisher, they seek to do proofreading on works that have not been published and provide care and attention to its typesetting.


The talk will be  moderated by Karen Benezra, professor at the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures (LAIC) at Columbia University. Karen Benezra earned her B.A. in Languages and Literature from Bard College and Ph.D in Romance Studies from Cornell University. Her research focuses on Latin American visual art, literature and social theory of the twentieth century as well as questions of sublimation, social form, and political subjectivation.

Her current book manuscript, Dematerialization: Art and Labor in Latin America, focuses on art, industrial design, and aesthetic theory from the 1960s and 70s in an effort to show that the sensual materiality of the art and design object becomes the space in which to explore art and design’s changing relationship to capitalism. Karen is also an editor for ARTMargins (MIT Press).


***Please note that the presentation will be in Spanish. The Q&A session to follow will be in English and Spanish.


September 28, 2016
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
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