I am a New York City based award-winning book designer, art director, researcher, & educator from Venezuela. I live here with my husband and my dog Caribe.
Having Caribbean and Middle Eastern heritage, and a profound love of books has deeply influenced my work, giving it a hybrid nature and an focus for language and the written word. My experience encompasses designing for newspapers, directing creative projects for academic institutions, printed matter for children’s books, and teaching. I hold ongoing artistic collaborations in Latin America and Europe.
I am a current member of the American Printing History Association (APHA), The Bibliographical Society of America, The Letterform Archive, and Center for Book Arts. I founded Letra Muerta Press in 2014 and do multiple collaborations in association with master printer Javier Aizpurua from Ex Libris Press. We have published eight books so far. Besides teaching, I work with companies such as Penguin Random House, Kenning Editions, Cuban Artists Around the World, Ugly Duckling Presse + many more. I collaborate with organizations like Type Thursday New York, Apps like Spline, Croissant, and brands like Modern Shelving. I am currently a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in NYC where I study subjects related to printed history.
Book Cover Design from Concept to Creation
Explore visual metaphors, shapes, and formats to condense the complexity of a book into one space, using analog and digital techniques
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- Faride Mereb – @fmereb
- book designer, art director, teacher & researcher
Instituto de Diseño de ValenciaValencia, Venezuela
2007 - 2009
UAM Universidad Arturo MichelenaSan Diego, Venezuela
2010 - Present
Columbia UniversityNew York, United States
2021 - Present