Divisive & Diverse: A Voting Story

– Out of Print –

A piece of artwork made of arranged paper.

Printed by six students using handset metal and wood type, this fish bone book examines identity and politics in the United States during one of the most contentious presidential elections in U.S. history.

Divisive and Diverse explores identity and politics through a gender lens during one of the most contentious presidential elections in United States history. A Spotify playlist accompanies the physical copy of the book. Quotes in the book were gathered from a student-generated survey about identity and the political climate. Responses came from members of the Claremont University Consortium, the general public, and family and friends.

The book was letterpress printed with linoleum cuts on Rives lightweight paper and is housed in a container made of a Langdell handmade paper. Metal type including Erhardt, Gill Sans, Fournier, Univers, and wood type were handset to create a timeline, colophon, list of student names, a candid letter to the reader from students, and quotes from the survey responses. The size is 6.25 inches square.



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