|An artist book about our place in the universe
|Artist / Creator
|Thomas Parker Williams
|Place of Publication
|Concept by Thomas Parker Williams and Mary Agnes Williams. Thomas Parker Williams, illustration, Mary Agnes Williams, hand set type
|Process / Technique
|Etching from zinc plates over two color flood coat. letterpress printed hand set text.
|Number of Images
|Structure / Binding
|Printed on tear resistant paper. Stained paper binding. Codex with folded pages.
|Medium / Materials
|Tyvek binding hinges with alcohol based stains
|Neenah Paper, Tyvek brand, text weight
|Number of Pages
|2.25 x 2.25 x 1 inches (largest page opens to 8 x 10 inches)
|Box / Wrapper
|Signed & Numbered
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.
Artist BioThomas Parker Williams lives and works in Philadelphia, PA, USA. His work includes hand-made artist book editions, unique book works, printmaking, and painting. Some of his artist book editions contain an audio element – music or sound work – composed, performed, and recorded by the artist. Tom's artist books are in numerous private and public collections.