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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

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation



Experimental and Foundation Studies

Faculty / Course

Leah Beeferman, Design Studio

Materials + Techniques

inkjet print on paper

Student Narrative

Inspired by the wise words of the Korean proverbs, l wanted to create an unconventional "dictionary" of the Korean proverbs. I wished the readers to be constantly engaged with each proverb, and I aimed to achieve this through filling each page of the Hangeul characters in chronological order with a playful twist. The ILs that make up the form of Hangeul depict what is mentioned in the proverb, playfully breaking the linguistic barrier between the reader and the narrative. In the end is a glossary of all the listed proverbs, where a simple definition and explanation is included. Everyone has a moment in their life where they feel as though they are facing a wall; flip through the pages of this book and you might be able to find just what you needed to break that barrier.

Photo Credit

Hannah Nigro, PH 2023

The Book of Korean Proverbs



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