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Mingei International Museum: Art of the World, Art of the People.

Photo by Katie Gardner

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.

Creative Team

Designed by Jorge Brozon

Editing by Jean Patterson

Translation by Karen Levyszpiro and Patricia Cué

Publication coordinated by Christine Knoke Hietbrink

Photography by:
Lynton Gardiner
Katie Gardner
Ron Kerner
Tim Siegert

Photo editing by Ron Kerner

Print production coordinated by Mike Balsley and Patricia Cué

Client Feedback

“The decision of printing our reopening publication with Neyenesch was the best we could do. Just as a chef knows their farmer and their butcher, Mingei knows Neyenesch. Their team understands that as a craft and design museum, all our printed pieces stand for our values: creativity, attention to detail, and exquisite materiality. Printing quality and customer service are a given at Neyenesch, but a team who is interested about your content, who attends your events and shares your mission, that’s rare, that’s Neyenesch.”

Patricia Cué, Creative Director at Mingei International Museum


The collaborative nature of this project and the contagious enthusiasm of the creative team truly made this project fun! Thank you Mingei for your confidence and trust in Neyenesch Printers. Samples of this project are available for viewing at our plant or contact us to make an appointment for us to bring a copy to you for review. You can purchase the book directly from the Mingei’s Gift Shop located in the museum.

Photos by Katie Gardner Photography

Photo by Katie Gardner