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Woodblock print by Annie Bissett depicting a secret code word of the NSA called blackpearl
BLACKPEARL
Japanese woodblock (mokuhanga)
6" x 6" (15.24 x 15.24 cm)

B is for blackpearl. Blackpearl is an “NSA tool or database.” Pretty vague, but the idea of a round black object made me think of those black dome-like covers for security cameras.

Six applications of color, with blind emboss
Kochi Kozo paper
edition: 20