Bound in Blue Goatskin

In an at­tempt to en­gage with archival ma­te­r­ial in a new way, I fil­tered archival edi­tions of the New York Times (ranging from the early 19th cen­tury to the early 2000s) for head­lies con­tain­ing ref­er­ences to pri­mary colours: Red, blue, and yel­low. The clip­pings were or­dered chrono­log­i­cally and col­lected into a book.

The re­sult is a strange slice through American his­tory. For in­stance, the word Yellow” first ap­pears in ref­er­ence to yel­low fever, be­fore be­ing used as a racial slur in the 20th cen­tury, and later ap­pear­ing in head­lines de­scrib­ing the de­cline of the Yellow Pages.

The book is laser-printed in black and white, per­fect bound, 256pp.

Note that I’m in no way af­fil­i­ated with the Times.

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