Song of the Open Road
Poem by Walt Whitman Santa Cruz, California: Peter and Donna Thomas, 2011. Edition of 150.
3 x 3"; 16 panels. Miniature. Accordion-folded flutter book. Letterpress printed with Goudy 30 type in red ink. Text printed on an ochre colored piece of paper handmade by Peter Thomas. Images are digital reproductions from original watercolors by Donna Thomas. Modified piano hinge binding. Marbled paper over boards with illustrated title on front cover. Numbered.
Peter and Donna Thomas: "The text is the first stanza of Whitman's well loved poem ... Eight watercolor paintings of gypsy caravans that Donna painted while at the Society for Creative Anachronism's 2010 Pennsic Wars are printed on a white sheet of Peter's handmade paper that has been handcut and laid over the text sheet. The book is bound with a unique modified piano hinge binding that Donna developed specifically for this book."