A107. The Wizard of Oz in Pictures
A107. Peter and Donna Thomas. Wizard of Oz in Pictures. Santa Cruz, California: Peter & Donna Thomas, 2001.
79.5 x 22 mm (3 1/8” x 7/8”), 8-page accordion, 101 copies.
Binding: Nested accordion; covers are blue and white gingham cloth over boards. Title on label on cover. Housed in a slipcase covered in yellow paper and blue and white gingham cloth. Title on label on front. Paper: White and yellow, handmade by Peter Thomas. Printing: Digital. Typography: Reproduction of text handwritten by Donna Thomas. Illustration: Reproduction of a watercolor painting by Donna Thomas spanning entire accordion. Notes: Edition includes 75 numbered copies and 26 copies lettered A-Z. Made for the International Wizard of Oz Club. Reproduced from a one-of-a-kind of the same name by Donna Thomas [B206].
“This book was commissioned by the Wizard of Oz Society, but we also made copies to sell ourselves. It tells the story in one continuous illustration (follow the Yellow Brick Road!) that is folded as an eight-panel accordion. I chose to use our nested accordion binding to complement the theme of movement in the story, from the flying house to the flying monkeys, and the cloth binding material was inspired by Dorothy's gingham dress.” – Donna Thomas