Artists' Books Collection

The pencil


This book tells a short history of the pencil and displays vintage advertising pencils. The text was hand written and colored with pencil by Donna, then color copied on Peter's handmade paper. This book features a unique tri-fold binding, with the text hidden behind an inner cover. There is a display of 6 advertising pencils mounted in the center of the book in a dove tail jointed wooden holder made of pencil cedar. Donna executed the binding, with oasis goat leather spines and Peter's hand made paper that was printed with multiple-runs in multiple colors of in using antique wood type. -- Artists' website. MSU copy: Number 13 of 30 copies.


  • Thomas, Donna (Donna Sue)
  • Thomas, Peter (Peter R.)

Publication Date: 2010

Original Size: 8 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

Collection: MSU Libraries Artists' Book Collection

Call Number: N7433.4.T565 P46 2010

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