Where Grape Leaves Grow is a book by Anna Daliza that explores the history of MaroniteCatholics in Lebanon over two thousand years. It intertwines Anna’s family story and her experience growing up as a second-generation immigrant in the white suburbs of Southwestern Ontario.
The design of the book, by Michelle Kuan and Emi Takahashi, reflects the poetic dialogue through an expressive and evolving textual layout. The book incorporates custom-made glyphs that symbolize the growth cycles of a grapevine. Its materiality and extended two-panel cover are inspired by the traditional wrapping of warak enab, Lebanese stuffed grape leaves. These elements come together to create an intimate and one-of-a-kind artist’s book.