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Publication Date

Winter 1-1-2017


artists' books, poetry, text messages, intimacy, student artists' book contest, fourth


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation




Faculty / Course

Tom Okerse, Concrete Books

Materials + Techniques

Colored paper, inkjet, silkscreened glue, flocked dirt

Student Narrative

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.

Photo Credit

Mariah Bennett, MDes Interior Architecture, 2018

Great Lakes Aspen Excelsior (i & ii)



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