Rebeca Méndez


Between the Lines: Typography in LACMA’s Collection


Rebeca Méndez in the group exhibition Between the Lines: Typography in LACMA’s Collection. May 12, 2019–ongoing. Typography is at the heart of visual communication. Drawn entirely from acquisitions made since 2014 as part of LACMA’s Graphic Design Initiative, the more than 30 posters and publications in this exhibition represent a range of typographic approaches from the mid-20th century through the present. Between the Lines: Typography in LACMA’s Collection features the work of many influential international designers including Charles and Ray Eames, April Greiman, Corita Kent, Takenobu Igarashi, Rebeca Méndez, Paul Rand, Massimo Vignelli, and Wolfgang Weingart.

LA METRO Mural At The Same Time


Méndez selected to create a site-specific, integrated artwork for the Crenshaw/LAX Line project. The commission is for two tile murals, one measuring 10 × 96 fee and the other 16 × 15 feet. Titled At the Same Time, Rebeca Méndez’s mosaic mural concept for the concourse of this station portrays the diurnal rhythms of Los Angeles.

Rebeca Méndez Selects: Cooper Hewitt Museum


Designer, artist, and educator Rebeca Méndez is the 17th guest curator of the Selects series, for which designers, artists, writers, and cultural figures are invited to mine and interpret the permanent collection. Winner of the 2012 National Design Award for Communication Design, Rebeca Méndez was born in Mexico and is the founder of Los Angeles-based Rebeca Méndez Design. For her installation, Méndez draws on the tragic history of Aztec ruler Moctezuma II’s private aviary to reflect on birds as sources of design inspiration and scientific study, as well as victims of climate change and human avarice. Selecting design objects from Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection, bird specimens from the National Museum of Natural History, and rare books from the Smithsonian Libraries, Méndez evokes the tensions arising from humankind’s conflicting impulses towards nature.