Cover for Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.
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Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.
The powerful work of queer Chicano artists in Los Angeles is explored in this exciting and thoughtful book.
By C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz, with contributions by Leticia Alvarado, Julia Bryan-Wilson, and Simon Doonan
Designed by Kimberly Varella, Content Object Design Studio

2017 AIGA 50 Books|50 Covers, winner

2018 AAM Museum Publications Design Competition, First Prize

2018 Curatorial Awards for Excellence (AAMC), Catalogue

2018 New York Book Show Awards, 1st place cover; 2nd place book

Published 2018 | ISBN: 9783791356693

Working between the 1960s and early 1990s, the artists profiled in this compendium represent a broad cross section of L.A.’s art scene. With nearly 400 illustrations and ten essays, this volume presents histories of artistic experimentation and reveals networks of collaboration and exchange that resulted in some of the most intriguing art of late 20th-century America. From “mail art” to the rise of Chicano, gay, and feminist print media; the formation of alternative spaces to punk music and performance; fashion culture to the AIDS crisis—the artists and works featured here comprise a boundary-pushing network of voices and talents.