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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.


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Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation



Graphic Design

Faculty / Course

Emily Rye, Design Studio 1 (GRAPH-3210-04)

Materials + Techniques

Matte photo paper, chipboard, paper cement, black spiral binding coil, red embroidery thread

Student Narrative

This book was born from the concept of creating a survival guide that would either be accessible only to those tall enough to understand the pains of height, or be so unwieldy and awkward to use that it could translate this annoyance to those who don’t meet the height requirement.

Standing at around 77 inches tall, the book is as tall as me and features several pages with lines of text that slowly stretch as they are placed further down the page. This effect makes it that you would have to be standing above the book and looking down its pages in order to comfortably read it. The guide features sections on problems and inconveniences found at home, while traveling, shopping for new clothes, and socializing with those of differing heights. The sections are tabbed, making it easy to quickly access them by just flipping a few six and a half foot tall pages.

In ‘short’, I wanted to make something that gave each reader a unique experience and way of interacting with the book, as well as something to make you laugh when you see a book a lot taller than the rest.

Surviving Height: A Short Guide for Tall People



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