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Entry for the 9th Annual Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest. Opening Reception Thursday, March 02, 2023, Fleet Library, Main Reading Room. Juror: Andre Lee Bassuet.
artists' books; Baker & Whitehill
Book and Paper
Year of Graduation
Faculty / Course
Emily Rye; Type one
Materials + Techniques
heavyweight printer papers; specialty papers, museum boards, recycling paper, plotter printed, coffee dyed
Collecting things always require you to have a curious heart and an ability to see unexpected beauty. I have never realize how omnipresent graphic design is in life! I saw interesting letterforms when I was on the street, in the library, or even during a field trip to New Hampshire. They appeared unexpectedly like Pokémon creatures, which made me want to collect all of them into my pockets. Therefore, once I saw letterforms that I found inspirational, I took photos and recorded down the miscellaneous information and thoughts. I designed a set of system for 26 letters into the form of a stamp. I chose to do a stamp collection because my grandfather used to have a huge book with all the stamps he collected when he was young. Each of his stamp had a unique story. I also wanted to create my own stamp book, so I used specialty papers to give a texture, and I poured coffee on the paper to imitate the yellowing of the papers. When I completed the collection, it not only became a collection of types but also a collection of my inspirations and memories.
Hu, Xinyu; Collections, Special; and Library, Fleet, "My Wild Type Collection" (2022). 9th Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest 2023. 10.