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AMERICAN PRINTING HISTORY ASSOCIATION - New England Chapter Purchase Prize | $375 Purchase prize winners receive a cash reward and the books are added to the Fleet Library at RISD Special Collections' Artists' Book collection. Entry for the 10th Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest. Opening Reception Thursday, February 29th, 2024 Fleet Library, Main Reading Room. Juror: Ian Cozzens BArch 05.


artists' books, Baker & Whitehill, American Printing History Association - New England Chapter Purchase Prize, award


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation




Faculty / Course

Letterpress Printing, Dan Wood & Beg. Poetry Writing Workshop, Amy Pickworth

Materials + Techniques

Fully Letterpress Printed. Cover on Mohawk Superfine 100lb Cover Weight - Soft White. Bound with waxed cotton thread

Student Narrative

Hands That Held Them contains a series of 5 poems, written about objects and furniture that I have collected overtime. I began to purchase items off of online marketplaces and would ask the sellers for the history of the objects. Some individuals knew nothing of the provenance of the object whereas some could tell me details down to the day they purchased it when they were a child. I document all these stories and complied a handful of poems about these objects and what I know about them, accompanied by illustrations of the objects.

Photo Credit

Miles Tong 2025 FAV

Hands That Held Them



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