Mahsa Arfa

Yayoi Kusama's Exhibition Catalogue


Problem: To Design an exhibition catalogue for Yayoi Kusama that displays the variety of mediums she utilizes while reflecting her character and artistic style.

Strategy: To find out what mediums she uses the most and which works are the most popular. To study and replicate her repetition of pattern.

Solution: Catalogue was organized into three chapters which are her most used mediums: paintings, sculptures, and installations. Each chapter includes her most recognized work in those categories ranging from her early work to the most recent. Her obsession with dots is the inspiration for the design throughout the spreads. The dots in combination with the wig motif reflect her obsession with repeating patterns.