July 25, 2006 — Arborealis has been awarded an excellence award in design and printing in the book category by Applied Arts Magazine. It is featured along side three other book selections in the 50th anniversary Annual (2006). In a highly-competitive competition, the Anchorage Press publication was recognized for its integrity in fine printing, binding, design, typography and extraordinary combination of photography and poetry.

For a number of years, the photographer Thaddeus Holownia has journied to Gros Morne National Park and along Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula putting together the body of work presented in Arborealis. As response to Holownia’s photographs, Peter Sanger has drawn upon his own experience of living, working and travelling in Newfoundland, particularly on the Northern Peninsula, to compose a suite of thirty poems.

Both the photographs and poems re-create the natural, historical, cultural and geographical aspects of Newfoundland’s north-west coast by two independent but interlinked perspectives of imagination. Together, they are counterpointed meditations, a synthesis in the great tradition of combined pictorial, literary, and printing arts.


Available in Three Editions

Regular Edition (Still Available)

Limited to 500 copies. 30 poems and 31 full-size stochastic duotone reproductions of the original 7 × 17″ contact prints. Hardbound with paper slipcase, 10 × 19″, 80 pages.

  • Price: $150 plus tax and shipping

Preferred Edition

Limited to 100 copies, numbered and signed by Thaddeus Holownia and Peter Sanger. Edition contains handmade endpapers and is bound in fabric, and slipcased, 10 × 19″, 80 pages.

  • Price: $300 plus tax and shipping (sold out)

Special Edition (Still Available)

Limited to 26 handbound copies, lettered and signed by Thaddeus Holownia and Peter Sanger. Quarterbound with handmade endpapers and slipcased. An original photograph from the book accompanies each copy of the edition. 10 × 19″, 80 pages.

Price (plus tax and shipping):

  • Edition 1–8: $3500 (sold out)
  • Edition 9–16: price on request (still available)
  • Edition 17–26: price on request (still available)