Meet the “wandering book artists” peter and donna thomas during the houston stop of their cross-country tour celebrating 40 years of making books by hand. Santa cruz book artists, peter and donna thomas, speak to ucsc library staff about one of their recent books the history of the accordion book and other books they have created. Peter and donna thomas are american papermakers, book artists, and authors they are co-authors of three commercially published books and produced over 100 limited edition books early lives peter r thomas was born january 5, 1954 in los angeles, california, united states he studied the book. As stylistic innovators of the field, peter and donna thomas have won several awards for their one-of-a-kind books under the previous imprint of the good book press and the current imprint, peter and donna thomas: santa cruz, their books have been shown in individual and group exhibitions in the united states and abroad.
Standing in a pool of golden afternoon sunlight with a gentle mechanical whir filling the air, visiting book artists peter and donna thomas held up a single translucent sheet of freshly pressed paper. Peter and donna thomas: a book arts exhibit february 23, 2018 by maggie kopp • exhibits , miniature books , papermaking special collections’ holdings of works by california book artists peter and donna thomas are featured in the latest art in the library exhibit. Since the early 1970s, peter thomas and donna millar thomas of santa cruz, california have been exploring the nature and art of the book as the current special collections exhibition at walker library indicates, their explorations have encompassed letterpress printing, handmade paper, books made from or shaped into unusual objects, and a variety of other techniques and materials.
Trans-california ramble this site has been replaced by a new website this web site was created in 2006 to document peter and donna thomas' 2006 trans-california ramble when they walked from san francisco to yosemite following the route john muir took in 1868. For 40 years, book artists and fine press printers peter and donna thomas have been creating, printing, and publishing fine press and artist’s books in celebration of 40 years of making books, peter and donna are traveling the country with their book arts tiny home lecturing about their work. Peter and donna thomas born january 5, 1954, los angeles studied book arts at lime kiln press went to college at uc santa cruz, ba in aesthetic studies 1978 peter thomas born march 31, 1957, san francisco went to the school of expressive arts, sonoma state university graduated 1978. Peter and donna thomas are book artists from santa cruz, ca they work collaboratively and individually letterpress printing, hand-lettering and illustrating texts, making paper, and hand binding both fine press and artists’ books. Peter and donna thomas are book artists from santa cruz, california they make paper, print and bind books they make both edition and one-of-a-kind books their books combine the precision of the.
Peter and donna thomas’s presentation in the 2017 ettinger book artist series will cover those forty productive years, offering a view of their development as artists, printers, papermakers, structuralists, explorers, and scholars. Peter and donna thomas on the making of this book: the history of papermaking in the philippines is the culmination of almost twenty years of work making this book could be likened to walking in the footsteps of dard hunter or, in a less romantic but perhaps more accurate way to completing a doctoral dissertation. All of the books on this site were hand bound by peter and donna thomas editoned books were letterpress printed by peter on peter’s hand made paper one-of-a-kind books were hand lettered, painted and embellished by donna using peter’s handmade paper.
1-16 of 133 results for peter and donna thomas click try in your search results to watch thousands of movies and tv shows at no additional cost with an amazon prime membership more making books by hand: exploring miniature books, alternative structures, and found objects nov 1, 2004. On the road wandering book artists peter and donna thomas spread the word, one handmade page at a time by tom bentley tom bentley has run a writing and editing business out of his house for more than ten years he has published many freelance pieces—ranging from first-person essays to travel pieces to more journalistic subjects—in newspapers, magazines, and online. Peter and donna thomas, as stylistic innovators of the field, have won several awards for their one-of-kind books under the previous imprint of the good book press, and the current imprint, peter and donna thomas: santa cruz, their books have been shown in individual and group exhibitions in the united states and abroad.
View donna thomas’ profile on linkedin, the world's largest professional community donna has 1 job listed on their profile see the complete profile on linkedin and discover donna’s. Event navigation « illustrating with wood type: letterpress masterclass with peter and donna thomas flag book . Property listed in our online or print catalogues will be sold by pb auction galleries, dba pba galleries, as agent for others subject to the following terms and conditions.
Peter thomas was born in los angeles in 1954 and donna was born in san francisco in 1957 they have worked collaboratively as book artists since 1977 peter studied fine press printing with poet/printer william everson and donna studied art at sonoma state. Donna thomas is the author of i'm sorry i lied to you, the confession of scott peterson (375 avg rating, 4 ratings, 0 reviews, published 2009), intended.
Peter and donna thomas’ book arts tiny home posted: april 12th, 2018. The text is letterpress printed on peter’s handmade paper using handset 18 pt goudy newstyle type the illustrations are made with sprayed paper-pulp through stencils created by donna thomas the second book is the companion to the alder 1025 by 8 by 1 inches 12 pages. The tour: peter and donna thomas are on tour of universities that include their art works in university special collections, including the university of iowa, michigan state university, brigham. Three questions from peter & donna thomas: 1) who is john muir john muir is the father of the worldwide conservation movement, and the man who influenced president theodore roosevelt to make.