Rebeca Méndez


Rebeca Méndez awarded The Medal of AIGA


The Medal of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts)—the most distinguished in the field—is awarded to individuals in recognition of their exceptional achievements, services or other contributions to the field of design and visual communication. Medals have been awarded since 1920 to individuals who have set standards of excellence over a lifetime of work or have made individual contributions to innovation within the practice of design. The contribution may be in the practice of design, teaching, writing or leadership of the profession. Past AIGA Medalists include, Charles and Ray Eames, Josef Albers, Richard Avedon, Massimo and Lella Vignelli, Alvin Lustig, April Greiman, Paula Scher, John Maeda, Ellen Lupton, Stefan Sagmeister, and Paola Antonelli, to name a few. The Medal will be awarded to Professor Méndez at the 2017 AIGA awards gala on Friday, April 21 in New York City.

AURORA / Ben Frost


Collaboration with Ben Frost and photographers Trevor Tweeten and Richard Mosse in the design for AURORA, Ben Frost’s latest release. The design comprises a CD, CD booklet, standard edition LP, and limited edition LP. See project: here.

2012 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award Gala


On October 17, I was presented with the 2012 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Communication Design by my dear friend Bob Stein. The awards honor lasting achievement in American design and are bestowed by the Smithsonian and The White House in recognition of excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life.

2012 National Design Award Winner


Méndez recipient of the 2012 National Design Award / Communication Design. The National Design Awards were conceived in 1997 by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to honor lasting achievement in American design. The Awards are bestowed in recognition of excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life. See Rebeca’s 10 WORKS Portfolio Book here.

Suprasensorial Exhibition Catalogue Available


This publication accompanies the exhibition
Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space,
organized by Alma Ruiz and presented at MOCA, 12 December 2010–27 February 2011.
The book design reflects the participatory nature of the exhibition in that the reader is invited to participate actively in order to fully experience the book. The specific inspiration came from Carlos Cruz-Diez, who, in the documentary film Life in Color: Cruz-Diez by Cine Archivo, explains how he was able to produce a whole solar spectrum using only two colors, red and green: ‘If the two colors are side by side, a third color is generated.’