The Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park recently completed a three-year, $55 million dollar renovation. The museum’s September 2021 reopening coincided with the second annual celebration of local design, San Diego Design Week, an event sponsored by Mingei.
To commemorate the reopening, Museum Executive Director and CEO, Rob Sidner, wrote Art of the World, Art of the People, a book highlighting 50 objects representative of the museum’s large and diverse collection of folk art, craft and design. Beautifully designed by Mexico City designer, Jorge Brozon, this work gives the public an opportunity to take home a part of the Mingei collection.
To maintain control of production and peace of mind, Mingei’s creative team worked with their trusted, San Diego partner, Neyenesch Printers. Our collaboration early in the process allowed input on paper selection, binding options, printing, and post press embellishments. Led by account rep, Mike Balsley, the Neyenesch team played a supporting role and helped turn Mingei’s vision into reality.
Neyenesch Printers and Mingei have worked together for years. Our relationship has deepened through our shared values and desire to support and nurture San Diego’s creative community. Thank you Mingei for your trust in Neyenesch Printers.
Art of the World, Art of the People can be purchased directly at Shop Mingei located in the museum. You can view this book and other work at our location by contacting us to arrange an appointment. Free samples of this project are not available.
Designed by Jorge Brozon
Editing by Jean Patterson
Translation by Karen Levyszpiro and Patricia Cué
Publication coordinated by Christine Knoke Hietbrink
Photo editing by Ron Kerner
Print production coordinated by Mike Balsley and Patricia Cué