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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

Sarah Hulsey, Bookbinding

Materials + Techniques

The content is painted with acrylic gouache, and printed with blind embossment of etched copper on Fabriano Tiziano paper and hand-set letterpress types on cloud paper. The book is bound with blizzard binding structure and knotted threads.

Student Narrative

The narration in book is about the demise of ordinary people in a collective environment. Its core, both in Chinese content and imagery, remains devoid of color, inviting readers to "read" not only through a visual experience but also through a physical experience of touching textured paper's nuances, and tracing the knots along the threads.

Photo Credit

Miles Tong 2025 FAV

The Abrupt Life of Grass/草草一生



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