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Bui-Doi / Did You See What I Saw?
ByPeter Newland
Quilcene, Washington: Pied Typer Press, 2014 / 2016. Open Numbered / Edition of 13.

Set of two Books:
Bui-Doi: Open numbered edition. 7.5 x 6"; 14 pages. Photos and text by the artist. Photo negatives scanned and processed by Robyn Johnson. Digitally printed in Atilla font. Bound in glossy white boards. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Did You See What I Saw? Edition of 13. 7.5 x 10" double-sided lightweight sheet with pocket containing 15 postcards (4 x 6"). Front side design to look like soldier's uniform pocket with magnet button closure and title on name bar. Back side image of "Commander's Monthly Review."
$225 (Last 3 copies)

   
Did You See What I Saw?
ByPeter Newland
Quilcene, Washington: Pied Typer Press, 2016. Edition of 13.

7.5 x 10" double-sided lightweight sheet with pocket containing 15 postcards (4 x 6"). Front designed to look like soldier's uniform pocket with magnet button closure and title on name bar. Back side image of "Commander's Monthly Review."

Peter Newland, Preface: "During the [Vietnam] war our unit's job was to hand produce a cargo tracking tome called the Commander's Monthly Review and to prepare charts, overhead transparencies, and illustrations for the Colonel's briefings. The poster pictured on the front of this card was an attempt to interject some humor into mostly serious business. We make no claim to being prescient and frankly can't explain why now travel to Vietnam is all the rage.

"It is unlikely that today's tour guides point out that there are 58,267 names on our Vietnam War Memorial. A wall for Vietnamese soldiers would need to be at least twice as long. Nearly two million civilians in North and South Vietnam lost their lives. We dropped more bombs during the Vietnam War than on all of Europe during World War II. When we retreated, we left behind a broken and traumatized country, strewn with our garbage and whose soil we deliberately poisoned. Nearly half a century later, the negative effects of our actions still trouble the citizens of a unified and independent Vietnam, a country that never was a threat to America.

"Hopefully today's travelers won't gloss over what went on there just five decades ago. If they do, these
Did You See What I Saw? postcards might jog their memory."
$185 (Last 3 copies)

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Bui-Doi
ByPeter Newland
Quilcene, Washington: Pied Typer Press, 2014. Open numbered edition.

7.5 x 6"; 14 pages. Photos and text by the artist. Photo negatives scanned and processed by Robyn Johnson. Digitally printed in Atilla font. Bound in glossy white boards. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Peter Newland, Prologue: "The song Bui-Doi opens the second act of Miss Saigon, the twelfth longest running show in Broadway musical theater history. Bui-Doi roughly translates to 'street children.' The song proclaims they are 'the dust of life.'

"I served in Vietnam with the United States Army 4th Transportation Command in 1970-71, stationed first in Saigon and later at Long Bihn. Our commanding officer encouraged us to volunteer for 'service projects.' I did, helping among other things to construct a shed roof over the kitchen patio at Go-Vap Orphanage. There were many orphanages throughout South Vietnam during the war years. Many still exist today. In 1975, after Saigon fell, Vietnam was 'reunified' and the city was renamed Hoh Chi Minh city. The new regime ordered all orphanages to burn their records, thus turning to ashes the history of the children who had been helped to survive.

"I did not understand the language or much about the children whose photographs are here. But we shared a common bond around survival. I know what has happened to my life. I still wonder what has happened to theirs."


Colophon: "The photos and text are by Specialist 4th Class, Donald Peter Newland, SS# xxx-xx-xxx6, United States Army, honorably discharged. The photos were taken and developed by the author in country during his 1970 tour of duty."
$50

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Moonlight Circus
By Peter Newland
Quilcene, Washington: Pied Typer Press, 2011. Edition of 26.

Of the edition 1 -7 deluxe, 8 - 26 standard. Signed by the artist.

Standard:
5.5 x 4.5"; 16 pages. Flutter book construction. Printed digitally on an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 onto archival Moab Entrada Rag Natural 190 paper. Bound with paper covered boards and bookcloth spine. In a paper slipcase with window to reveal the title from the front board.

Deluxe:
8.5 x 4.75 x 2.5" custom-made box with book, vintage lead figures, and fold out circus ring. Book: Moonlight Circus bound in cloth and has marbled end papers. Fold out: 8.5 x 4.75" closed, 8.5 x 9.5" open, with display of circus ring in red and yellow cloth. Figures: three antique lead figures fitted in bottom of box. There are seven acts in this circus, each with 3 figures. [For example, the "Boxing Kangaroo" is made up of the kangaroo and two clowns; the "Clown Riding Elephants" of one clown and two elephants. See the "Moonlight Circus Deluxe Box Configurations" for the available acts.] Only one set of each act available; hence, each deluxe is unique. Box covered in black and gold bookcloth with illustration tipped on lid. Each box custom-made to accommodate the specific lead figures.

Short story and images by Peter Newland using vintage lead figures. Bound so as to be displayed in a star-shape.

Peter Newland: "The images were created photographing my Britain's Mammoth Circus lead figures using shadow puppet theatre techniques. It is a short story about a small troupe travelling the back roads of early America and their encounter with a full moon."

Standard $80
Deluxe $750 (Three remaining)


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Pied Typer Press Out of Print Title:
   
A Box of Marbles
[Version 2]

By Peter Newland
Quilcene, Washington: Pied Typer Press, 2013. One-of-a-kind.

11.75 x 9.5 x 2" hinged wooden box. Contains 41 paper-covered blocks of varying sizes and one round marble. 7.25 x 5.25" pocket portfolio of additional marbled paper samples. Signed and dated by Newland.

A Box of Marbles, Colophon: "In 2007 artists Andrea Peterson, co-operator of Hook Pottery Paper, assembled a Marbling Portfolio. It was offered at the annual online auction to benefit the magazine Hand Papermaking.

"The Portfolio included partial sheets showcasing an incredible range of marbling techniques by sixteen artists. The remaining sheets were included as a working portfolio for use by the purchaser. In 2011, using the offcuts, Peter Newland created A Box of Marbles .... a pun on one favored childhood game and an ode to another.

"This unique set includes 41 white oak blocks, each covered with one of the various papers, and one actual marble. The pieces have many uses, including the study of patterns and color; as traditional building blocks; or as an engaging mathematical exercise, such as discovering how many different placements the marble can have while maintaining the original rectangular form. As with the original portfolio, the remaining marble papers are included and await yet another transformation."


The marbled paper samples are matched to their respective artists as part of the explanation that is in the lid of the box. Sixteen artists and their papers are represented.

The first version of A Box of Marbles was made for Hand Papermaking's 2012 annual online auction.
(SOLD)

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