E16. T. S. Elliot. Wandering. Lafayette, Colorado: Peter & Donna Thomas, 2011.
18 x 12 cm (7” x 5”), 6 pages, 14 copies.
Binding: Flap book; bound in printed commercial paper over boards. Pages sewn over one rotating wooden dowel. Dowel inserted into holes drilled in two oblong pine wood blocks attached vertically to the back inside cover. All wood stained blue. Inside cover paper is printed commercial paper. Paper: Cream, handmade by Peter Thomas. Printing: Letterpress. Typography: Wood and metal types. Illustration: One linocut by Donna Thomas. Printers’ ornaments. Notes: Cover paper and inside cover paper are letterpress printing on old topographic maps. Made by Peter and Donna Thomas in collaboration with students at the Book Arts League in Lafayette, Colorado.
“The theme for this collaboration was wandering, inspired by the trip we were on. The text is an excerpt from T. S. Eliot's poem ‘Four Quartets.’ The cover paper and end sheets are old topographic maps embellished with letterpress printed letters and images. When the flap pages are folded back, a previously hidden illustration (cut by Donna during the class) is revealed.”