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Student Status

Continuing education certificate student

Year of Graduation



CE - Graphic Design Certificate Program

Faculty / Course

Suzi Cozzens; Design

Materials + Techniques

glossy paper arranged as an accordion book, card stock, glue, removable tape

Student Narrative

This is an intimate double-sided book-within-a book between 'you', the reader, and 'me', Italian designer Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007). First, Sottsass takes the reader on a brief but comprehensive retrospective of his work in architecture, interior design, furniture, glass, product design, painting, sculpture, and the radical Memphis movement. Upon turning the last page of Sottsass's work, the book then morphs to begin the 'book within a book': the reader is engaged with projects in Sottsass's voice that mirror the above design categories. These challenges are to be completed in the book. Since the red Olivetti typewriter is an iconic Sottsass design, typed personal notes to the reader from Sottsass about his work and related interactive projects in both sections of this book enveloper the reader in a personal design journey.


artists' books, Baker & Whitehill


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