|Diane Jacobs: Light Blue Sun Hat (2010), from Fine & Dirty at the Center for Book Arts|
|Diane Jacobs, Light Blue Sun Hat (2010), detail|
What I also love about this piece is that it did not happen overnight, but took years of consideration and effort. Jacobs began this piece in 1997, when she first began to collect derogatory names. She then set the type (using many different typefaces) and printed the text in 1998. 12 years later, in 2010, she cut the paper into thin strips and weaved it into the final product seen above.
Jacobs's sunhat (and many other pieces of book and letterpress art) is a part of the Center for Book Arts' main gallery exhibition, Fine & Dirty, open until March 31st. Admission is free, so come on down, "Merry Legs"!
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