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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.


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


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Undergraduate student

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Faculty / Course

Not associated with a course, personal project.

Materials + Techniques

Letterpress printed with colored ink on Zerkall paper

Student Narrative

Made during a Summer 2021 fellowship at No Reply Press in Portland, Oregon. This limited edition book documents the sites of local memorials and “ghost bikes” (white-painted bikes erected at the sites of bicyclist fatalities). There are two illustrations for each site, paired with a street sign demarcating the location of each accident. The intention was to recognize the sites of tragedies that often go unproved or ignored. I tried to show the love and loss expressed in these small memorials. This was hand-printed using a traditional letterpress, as well as being hand-bound. The cover is handmade paste paper. The title is hand-embossed gilt.

Photo Credit

Hannah Nigro, PH 2023

Ghost Bikes



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