Ruby Beard

Ruby Beard is a graphic designer and recent graduate of Leeds Arts University, based in Manchester. With a creative eye that favours juxtaposing the unexpected and renewing the familiar, her focus is on print design and visual identities.

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Through Assembling (Choice) Bits

A curation of poems and other texts curated by Alice Savage, presented as a hand-bound textural image investigation.

Through unconventional typesetting, the collection invites the reader to engage with the texts more fully, as part of a visual narrative. Experimenting with layout provides new possibilities of reading and interpretation, allowing for intimate experiences with texts that may traditionally be considered inaccessible.

Collected over the course of the year, the texts acted as a method of self-care for the curator during a period of difficulty. The exposed spine acts as a physical representation of her desire for open engagement with the archive.

111 x 181 mm
Softcover, handbound

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