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artists' books, poetry, text messages, intimacy, student artists' book contest, fourth
Book and Paper
Year of Graduation
Faculty / Course
Tom Okerse, Concrete Books
Materials + Techniques
Colored paper, inkjet, silkscreened glue, flocked dirt
Great Lakes Aspen Excelsior is a collection of poems written from collaged text messages. The text of the book is printed within folded pages, which forces an intimacy between reader and book. Version i of this book is the more "readable" version, and version ii is the "granular" version -€”the words and letters are scattered and clumped like dirt, and the outside pages are flocked with dirt in vaguely letter-like arrangements.
Mariah Bennett, MDes Interior Architecture, 2018
Bushka, Tiffany; Library, Fleet; and Collections, Special, "Great Lakes Aspen Excelsior (i & ii)" (2017). 4th Student Artists' Book Contest 2018. 1.