Pages 1-3 of the mockup using the "Philippine Guardian" edition
All the pages (16 total) of the mockup using the "Philippine Guardian" edition
newspaper rack mockup
Towards a New Theory of Color Reading (El Dia, Houston Forward Times, Manila Headline)
Four-color newspapers printed in edition of 2000 each. Part of the solo exhibition "Stephanie Syjuco: Total Fabrications" at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 12/12/08 - 2/22/09. Curated by Meredith Goldsmith.
Color-blocked Bauhaus-style newspapers were printed and available free to gallery visitors. The layouts and formats were taken from three local Houston ethnic-based journals: El Dia (Spanish-Language), the Houston Forward Times (African-American), and the Manila Headline (Filipino-American). and produced during the final week of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election -- a pivotal political moment which chose the first African-American president. As a racially politicized arena in which an American population was interrogating the place of "color" and ethnic politics, this work abstracted the content of each publication, creating a new visual fomat of reduced perceptual color for viewers to attempt to "read."
Three bulletin boards served as a way to display all the pages at once.