Jason
Alejandro



Jason Alejandro is a Puerto Rican graphic designer and educator based between New York City and Philadelphia. He is currently Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the College of New Jersey. Jason’s work examines, addresses, and questions aspects of cultural identity, design history, professional practice and critical pedagogy through research, making, and writing. More info︎︎︎

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Jason Alejandro is a Puerto Rican graphic designer and educator based between New York City and Philadelphia. He is currently Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the College of New Jersey. Jason’s work examines, addresses, and questions aspects of cultural identity, design history, professional practice and critical pedagogy through research, making, and writing. More info︎︎︎

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Almanaque
with Laura Rossi García

Almanaque is a collaborative research project about Puerto Rican design and culture. The journal was written, edited, designed, and published by Jason Alejandro and Laura Rossi García as part of their graduate studies at Vermont College of Fine Arts. It was printed and distributed in an edition of 60 copies.

The publication is bilingual and includes essays about DIVEDCO, the design of the PR flag, an interview with Alberto Rigau, a photo essay on contemporary street art by Pablo Delano, music lyrics, poetry, and a timeline of Puerto Rico’s history. The inner cover features a composite of digitized hand-lettered type from both the original posters and booklets. The main body text is set in Irene (designed by Laura Rossi García), a typeface inspired by the work of Irene Delano,the first director of DIVEDCO’s Graphic Arts program. The display face, Leon, originated from typography found on a poster by Puerto Rican artist Lorenzo Homar.

Editors: Laura Rossi García, Jason Alejandro
Translators: Claudia Acevedo-Quiñones, Laura Rossi García
Advisor: Ziddi Msangi
Printing: (cover) Screen printed by Laura Rossi García, (outer covers and text) printed on a Xerox Color C70

Published in Montpelier, Vermont in October 2015.

Awarded in STA100 by the Society of Typographic Arts
Oct 2015