Luminice Press Artist Book Editions



CATALOG NO. B77-2016
BIG small
An artist book about our place in the universe

Size closed, 2.25" x 2.25_ x 1" with clear plastic box. Maximum page size opens to 10" x 7"
10 illustrations printed from etching plates over a 2-color flood ink coat. Text is letterpress printed on the Luminice Press.
Printed on tear resistant paper (Neenah Paper Tyger brand, text weight). Stained paper binding.
Edition of 20

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Private collection
The Neale M. Albert Collection of Miniature Books - Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

BIG small was designed, illustrated, printed and bound by Thomas Parker Williams.
Text was letterpress printed by Mary Agnes Williams from hand set type: Park Avenue, Janson, Vendome and Garamond.
Concept by Thomas Parker Williams and Mary Agnes Williams.

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BIG small is a book about our small place in a big universe. Each page unfolds to show original illustrations that were produced by etching the design on to a zinc plate and then augmenting the plate with engraving. The white ink etchings were printed on to a 2-color (blue then black) flood coat. Text was letterpress printed from hand set metal type.

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