A138. Happy Together
A138. Alan Gordon and Gary Bonner. Happy Together. Santa Cruz, California: Peter & Donna Thomas, 2009.
70 x 7 cm (2 ¾” x 2 ¾”), two scrolls, 30 copies.
Binding: Double scrolling structure; case-bound in handmade paper over boards. Linocut by Donna Thomas on covers. Two scrolls set one on top of the other, both wound onto wood dowels at both ends. Scrolls pass through holes in a wood framework. The top scroll moves vertically, bottom scroll moves horizontally. A square cutout in the top scroll allows bottom scroll to be viewed. Inside cover paper blue, printed with the number 30 in various colors and fonts. Paper: Top scroll white. Bottom scroll blue. Printing: Letterpress. Typography: Top scroll and end sheets printed in various sizes and fonts. Text on bottom scroll set in Greeting Monotone. Illustration: Linocuts by Donna Thomas; printed using a rainbow roll. Notes: The cover is printed with a rainbow roll and hand-colored. Colophon contains the note “30 years--30 copies.”
“This book was made to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. The text is the lyrics to the song ‘Happy Together’ by the Turtles, which is ‘our song.’ The structure was inspired by a 19th century book I saw at a meeting of the Moveable Book Society.”