Spider and the Stars, a Luminice Press artist book by Thomas Parker Williams and Mary Agnes Williams,
combines an original illustrated story for young readers with factual information about spiders and the curious way
they travel long distances.
Spider and the Stars closed
Spider and the Stars cover open
Spider and the Stars pop up closed
Spider and the Stars pop up fully open
Specifications - Edition of 14
Cover - Laser cut wood; oil-based pochoir printed paper
Pop-up and Carrier - Reduction linocut; cut with scroll saw
16-page movable book/codex, 7.5" x 8" closed; pop-up opens to 19" x 24".
pages cut using laser-cut steel template; Arches book paper
Illustrations - Oil-based pochoir over linocut flood coats;
Inks - Oil-based relief inks and dry pigments in burnt plate oil
Text - Hand set in Janson and Janson Italic; letterpress printed
on the Luminice Press.
Thomas Parker Williams Concept, design, illustrations, pop-up, printing, binding Mary Agnes Williams - Concept, original story, design, handset text, printing
Spider and the Stars - page 1
300 million years! That's how long spiders have lived on Earth. Today there are more
than 45,000 known species and countless numbers of the eight-legged creatures.
One day, a special little spider found her way to the stars! This is her story.