A History of Emily Carr’s Student Publications
The Ones Before Woo


As Woo Publication’s directors for the 2019 – 2020 school year, Triet and I found immense interest in the history of what came before Woo Publication. We dived into the Special Collections at Emily Carr University, and I curated 24 student publications to display at our exhibition. The earliest issue is The Paintbox (1926), which was created when Emily Carr first opened; the most recent issue is Extra (2019), which Triet and I recently launched.

For the exhibition, we designed a risograph poster which also flips over and folds into a historical catalogue. The poster side showcases all the student publication covers; while the catalogue side describes the dynamics of student life and the nature of each student publication.

I would like to thank Danuta Zwierciadlowski for highlighting the amazing history of the student publications of Emily Carr and for helping us put together the exhibition.

This exhibition was on display in the Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons at Emily Carr University from March 2 – 13, 2020. All publications on view can also be found online at ECollections on Emily Carr’s website.

Exhibition Design, Curating, Publication Design, Print

In collaboration with

— Triet Pham


— Adapted and abridged from
A Chronicle of Emily Carr’s Student Publishing
by Omar Linares Martinez (BFA 2014), May 5, 2013.


— Happy Times: Lucas Le Bihan
— Commune: Sébastien Marchal

dual colour risoprinted poster & catalogue:
fluorescent orange + kelly green