Spider and the Stars

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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 closed

Spider and the Stars, cover open

Spider and the Stars cover open

Spider and the Stars, pop up closed

Spider and the Stars pop up closed

Spider and the Stars, fully open

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; hand-painted accents
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, video

Spider and the Stars, page 1

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.