MAZLOOMI is a publication based on an excerpt of an oral history between Carolyn Mazloomi and Joanne Cubbs on September 17 and 30, 2002 for the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. The entire book expresses Carolyn's beautiful soul. Typography and color palettes were selected to reflect her warm and colorful personality, and the binding was chosen to reflect her artistic quilting practice.
You will find small paper slips in between pages throughout the book which depict her work. The little pictures that are sewn on the edges of the pages are to help readers understand some of the terms she used in her conversation.
The chosen fonts were popular during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960's and 1970's. That was a major event in Caroyln's life that inspired her to become a quilter and the way she is today. Primary and display san serif font is strong and straightforward that contrasts nicely with the serif font used as body text for easy readability.
The book is bound with quilted cloth covered cardboard and hand stitched using the slip-knot binding method. The front cover center image is one of Mazloomi's quilted works. The cowry shells are reminders of her home.