“a” is for athenaeum
MAY 15 · We’ve been spending quite a lot of time at the Providence Athenaeum recently—in the midst of an exciting identity redesign process, which has us combing through the stacks and uncovering all sorts of curiosities. This month, Emily extended that spirit of discovery to her typography students at RISD. Their assignment was to find a letter—any letter inside the Athenaeum, from books to magazines, fliers to signage—to transform it into 3D, and to photograph it situ. They paired those images with a book title of their choosing (beginning with the same letter, of course) to create striking posters which act like mini-advertisements for what’s hidden inside the stacks. Thanks to Kate Wodehouse, Collections Librarian, for welcoming us into the Athenaeum—many for the very first time!
“Hats off to Emily for conceiving such a layered and Ath-centric project and to the students for their beautiful work!” —Robin Wetherill, Communications Manager, Providence Athenaeum