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Daniel Hudson Burnham

By Jessica Spring

Tacoma, Washington: Springtide Press, 2015.


3 x 3" square folded print. Letterpress printed with handset type on bright, durable red paper using silver ink and vintage printer's ornaments. The hand-scored and folded print is 3 x 3 inches square which expands to 6 inches square. 


Jessica Spring: "This folding origami print is dedicated to Daniel Hudson Burnham (1846-1912), the architect and urban designer that directed the construction of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, known as the White City. His 1909 master plan for the city focused on the stunning lakefront and put every resident in walking distance from a park.


"When opened, the print reveals a quote by Burnham, laid out on a complex path. … The back of the print includes Burnham's biography."


Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble logical diagram will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever growing insistence.

Daniel Hudson Burnham

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