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

BIG Small

BIG Small closed and open to largest page

Specifications Edition of 20
Size - closed 2.25" x 2.25” x 1"; maximum page size opens to 10" x 7”.
10 original illustrations printed from etching plates over a 2-color flood ink coat
Text - letterpress printed on tear resistant paper (Neenah Paper Tyger)
Binding - stained paper.  In clear plastic box.
Thomas Parker Williams - concept, design, illustrations, printing, binding 
Mary Agnes Williams - concept, hand-set text in Park Avenue, Janson, Vendome, Garamond, printing

Copies are in private collections
Private collection -
The Neale M. Albert Collection of Miniature Books
Permanent collection -
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

BIG small is a ten-page book about the Earth’s 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.

BIG Small

BIG Small open