Peter and Donna Thomas

Santa Cruz, California 
Peter Thomas studied book arts with poet/printer William Everson at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He taught himself bookbinding while making blank books at craft fairs, and refined his craft in limited edited fine press books. One of his scrolling structure books was chosen as the Miniature Book Society's 1999 Distinguished Book.

Judges' Distinction for Innovation

Example Binding: 
James Joyce. 
New York: Modern Library, 1956.

This model uses a popular octavo edition with its pages cut and pasted end to end to create a scroll. The scrolling mechanism includes a painted pine framework with brass hardware and ebony knobs. Mounted into a full leather case with the original book covers affixed as decorative panels. Mirrors on the inside serve as doublures and reflect images of the scrolled text.

Design Description: 
Bound in brown oasis goatskin with red inlay panels and a scrolling page structure with mirror doublures. The title will be blind stamped on the spine.


Peter and Donna Thomas example binding


Peter and Donna Thomas design proposal

Peter and Donna Thomas