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LIBRARIAN'S CHOICE 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, Librarian's Choice Purchase Prize, award


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation



Experimental and Foundation Studies

Faculty / Course

Leslie Hirst, Design

Materials + Techniques

Gouache and colored pencil on paper leather, lokta paper, polymer clay, plywood

Student Narrative

This book explores evolution, decay, and decomposition of animals in a world infected by fungus. Laid out, the box structure can be played with like a board game. As players progress, they discover different tetrapod animals and different kinds of fungus. Some discoveries have been logged, but the world leaves more to explore through free-form gameplay.

Photo Credit

Miles Tong 2025 FAV




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