PETER & DONNA THOMAS
260 Fifteenth Avenue Santa Cruz CA 95062 (831) 475-1455
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The Pencil (2010) Peter Thomas 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches. Peter Thomas. This book is a celebration of the pencil. The text a short history of the pencil and there are vintage advertising pencils displayed in the book. The text was hand written and illustrated, and colored with pencil by Donna. The original was then color laser printed on Peter's handmade paper for the edition. The six vintage pencils are mounted in the center of the book, held in a wooden holder that we made using pencil cedar, construct with a hand carved dovetail joint. The binding has a unique tri-fold cover, the text hidden behind the inner cover and the pencil holder. Donna executed the binding, using oasis goat leather spines and Peter's handmade paper that he printed using antique wood type, with multiple press runs in multiple colors. 12 pages. 30 copies. $545.