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AMERICAN PRINTING HISTORY AWARD 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 Annual Student Artists' Book Contest, sixth


Book and Paper

Student Status

Continuing Education Certificate student

Year of Graduation



Graphic Design

Faculty / Course

Dina Zaccagnini Vincent

Materials + Techniques

Richard Langdell handmade paper, Hangayoushi Soft White paper, polyester thread, laser prints, letterpress prints

Student Narrative

Built around the concept of loneliness, this piece communicates the creature’s social and physical isolation. Using direct quotes from the character, the type-as-image landscape mirrors the lonely mountainous terrain of the book’s pivotal scene. Presented folded accordion-style, the double-height center piece forces the reader to open it flat. The fully open work is eight feet long, giving a sense of perspective both to the creature’s monstrous size and his long and lonely wanderings. The slipcase is made from a vintage cotton paper with wonderful texture, and offers another echo of stone—delicate flecks of refective material glitter like quartz shards embedded in granite. The accordion is laser printed on machine-made mulberry paper. The slipcase is letter-pressed with hand-set type. This mixing of the industrial and artisan, digital and analog, is another reference to the creature that is literally pieced together by his creator.

Frankenstein Bicentennial



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