E1. Peter Thomas. DBIJEP. Canberra, Australia: GIW, 1996.

76 x 76 mm (3” x 3”), 7 pages, 20 copies.

Binding: Folded paper case binding; black commercial paper cover. End sheets red, sewn to text block and slipped into folded paper case. Held by a folded red commercial paper sleeve. Paper: White, commercial. Printing: Letterpress. Typography: Hand set type. Each page set in a different typeface. Notes: Made by Peter and Donna Thomas in collaboration with students at the Canberra School of Art in Canberra, Australia.

“This was made while we were visiting artists at Petr Herel’s Graphic Investigation Workshop at the Canberra School of Art.  I had been studying ancient handwritten acrostic manuscripts, and was curious about the typographic possibilities and challenges found translating this typography into hand set type, so posed that challenge to the students. Each page was conceived as a visual poem, and made by a different student in the class. I made a page composed of solid letter and highlighted words by stenciling out blocks of color. Each student got a copy and Donna and I got the rest of the edition, which we bound while still in Australia.”

Peter and Donna Thomas