AIGA’s Google Art Project, “Across Borders: A Look at the Work of Latinx Designers”

Join AIGA as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a new online exhibition, Across Borders: A Look at the Work of Latinx Designers. Jessica Arana and Julio Martínez, both active members of AIGA’s Diversity & Inclusion task force, curated these selections and descriptions from the historical AIGA Design Archives, video presentations from AIGA Design Conference, biographical essays of AIGA Medalists, and designers profiled in the growing Design Journeys series.

Latinx designers work across a wide range of boundaries—from cultural differences, to language barriers, to geographical constraints. The collection highlights these challenging juxtapositions and complexities, which often result in unique perspectives that are applied to design challenges. Whether it’s designing highly influential book covers, developing title sequences for legendary films, or creating bold illustrations that elicit political discourse, designers with Latin American roots have made indelible contributions to the field of communication design. We’re proud to present and share this collection.

As part of AIGA’s national Diversity & Inclusion Initiative—which encourages diversity in education, discourse, and practice to strengthen and expand the relevance of design in all areas of society—this exhibition opens the door to further document and honor the impact that Latinx individuals have had on design history and culture. Explore the diverse artifacts, spanning murals; colorful posters; book, magazine, and album covers; video clips; and more.

Read more about the collection on AIGA Eye on Design and Design Observer.

About Google Arts & Culture
The Google Arts & Culture: Latino Cultures in the US project showcases how deeply embedded Latino cultures have been and will be to the fabric of American life. By partnering with 50 institutions, this collection includes more than 4,000 items and 90 exhibits, bringing together a rich set of archives, artworks, and stories for anyone to access during Hispanic Heritage Month and throughout the year. Spanning the realms of sports, music, politics, armed services and the arts, the project highlights Latino experiences that permeate the nation’s history.