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    Pacific Exchange: China & U.S. Mail is a temporary exhibit now on view at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, DC (March 6, 2014… Read More
    Pacific Exchange: China & U.S. Mail is a temporary exhibit now on view at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, DC (March 6, 2014–January 4, 2015). Using mail and stamps, Pacific Exchange brings a human scale to Chinese-U.S. relations in three areas: commerce, culture, and community. The exhibit focuses on the 1860s to the 1970s, a time of extraordinary change in China. It also explores Chinese immigration to the United States, now home to four million Chinese Americans. In addition to the exhibit, I designed the related print materials shown here: a 50-page exhibit catalogue, a folded invitation for the opening reception, and a postcard "takeaway." The catalogue shows a majority of the objects displayed in the exhibit along with much of the exhibit text and imagery and the Chinese-inspired patterns I created specifically for the exhibit. The variety of elements and saturated, deep, color palette create a richly layered visual identity for the catalogue (and the entire exhibit). The postcard features a gloss spot varnish on the front side, to highlight the gold bands of pattern. The center band wraps around to the back side, which includes information about the exhibit and related events. It's a special (and free!) keepsake for visitors to remember their visit by. Read Less
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