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Publication Date

Winter 1-1-2016


SPECIAL RECOGNITION | Gift membership to the American Printing History Association awarded


artists' books, student artists' book contest, third, Special Recognition, American Printing History Association, Award


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation



Graphic Design

Faculty / Course

Hammett Nurosi, Type 3

Materials + Techniques

Typeset in Druk, Shatter, and GT Sectra on various papers using poetry by Pablo Neruda and images from RISD Picture Collections.

Student Narrative

This book is an exploration of Pablo Neruda's poem Oda a la Tipografía (Ode to Typography). Experimental type treatments are paired with imagery inspired by Neruda's many metaphors to create a cinematic experience for the viewer. An English translation of the poem accompanies each stanza, though it is typeset traditionally to represent aspects of the poem that are lost in translation.

Oda a la Tipografía



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