Mickalene Thomas


We worked closely with Mickalene Thomas, a contemporary African-American visual artist, on the first comprehensive monograph of their work.

Mickalene’s body of work spans painting, collage, photography, video, and immersive installations: the large format book combined vivid typography with a pared back editorial approach, to allow the eccentricity of this wide-ranging output space to breathe. Captions were separated from artworks, and printed on gold paper; gold page-edging and a gold pantone ink ran throughout, combining with differing paper stocks to create a reverential but eccentric aesthetic.