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A102. Home on the Range

Title

A102. Home on the Range
A103. A Mushroom ABC
A104. Yosemite ABC

Creator

A102. Thomas, Peter and Donna
Author: Lomax, John
A103. Thomas, Peter and Donna
A104. Thomas, Peter and Donna

Description

A102.
63.5 x 44.5 mm (2 ½” x 1 ¾”), 26-page accordion, 30 copies.

Binding: Case-bound accordion; full-bound in tooled brown calfskin with a fringed flap. Secured with a leather strap on fringed flap. Paper: Off-white, handmade by Peter Thomas. Printing: Digital. Typography: Reproduction of text handwritten by Donna Thomas. Illustration: Reproductions of twenty-four watercolor paintings by Donna Thomas.

“In 2001 I made a series of one-of-a-kind books that I then made digitally printed editions from before selling the originals. The original had cowboy-riding-his-horse shaped, paper-doll style pages, the cowboy and horse painted differently on each page. For the edition I printed the images on a solid background and did not cut them out. The book is bound in saddle leather, with a deerskin fringe, and blind leather tooling.” - Donna
A103.
57 x 44.5 mm (2 ¼” x 1 ¾”), 30-page accordion, 50 copies.

Binding: Simple accordion; paper-doll style mushroom pages between two grey, mushroom-shaped paper boards. Title and illustration on green mushroom-shaped label on cover. Housed in a box covered in handmade paper with a clear plastic window. Paper: Cream, handmade by Peter Thomas. Printing: Digital. Typography: Reproduction of text handwritten by Donna Thomas. Illustration: Reproductions of twenty-eight watercolor paintings by Donna Thomas.

“In 2001-2 I made six one-of-a-kind alphabet books. I had recently met William Rubles, who lives in Santa Cruz and co-wrote Mushrooms Demystified. He taught me to identify a few local edible mushrooms. I started mushroom hunting and this book was inspired by the beauty of the mushrooms I was seeing. I cut the accordion text like I would to make a chain of paper dolls, but did it in the shape of a mushroom, then I also cut mushroom shapes out of cardboard for the covers.” –Donna
A104.
57 x 41 mm (2 ¼” x 1 5/8”), 28-page accordion, 50 copies.

Binding: Case-bound accordion; glued at spine. Full-bound in green leather. “ABC” in gold on cover. Housed in a slipcase covered in green paper handmade by Peter Thomas. Reproduction of a watercolor painting by Donna Thomas on front. End sheets green. Paper: White, handmade by Peter Thomas. Printing: Digital. Typography: Reproduction of text handwritten by Donna Thomas. Illustration: Reproductions of twenty-eight watercolor paintings by Donna Thomas.

“At this time I began experimenting with typographic elements of my one-of-a-kind books, varying my calligraphic typefaces, employing letters that changed size and/or color on a single page. For this book I painted 26 small watercolors of Yosemite landmarks, with the place name hand drawn in a 1920s style typeface over the illustrations.” – Donna

Publisher

Santa Cruz, California: Peter & Donna Thomas

Date

2001

Language

English

Files

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Appears in Exhibits

Peter and Donna Thomas

Citation

A102. Thomas, Peter and Donna Author: Lomax, John, A103. Thomas, Peter and Donna, and A104. Thomas, Peter and Donna, “A102. Home on the Range,” Digital Exhibits - UWM Libraries Special Collections, accessed June 18, 2019, http://liblamp.uwm.edu/omeka/SPC2/items/show/561.