Seattle: The Windowpane Press, 2019. One of a small number of copies (no more than thirty) printed with hand-set type and bound by Bonnie Thompson Norman at the Windowpane Press. With 6 printed silhouettes; printed rule evoking the bars of a prison cell; and several styles of decorative paper, including paper with a chain-link pattern. A fine copy, as new, in the clamshell case. Tan cloth covers. Front cover features a cut-out panel through which a three-dimensional wire chain-link is visible, placed over a printed silhouette of a child. Accordion binding that can be folded out and placed on its tail edge to create a wall. Woven endpapers reminiscent of burlap. 6 inches by 8 inches. Item #16765
Which Side Are You On? compiles quotes by George Washington, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Emma Lazarus that contradict current anti-immigrant sentiment and legislation in the United States. The book also compiles three slogans – including “nobody is illegal” and “build bridges not walls” – that are often used by protestors opposing ICE, the wall along the northern border of Mexico, and other anti-immigrant and anti-refugee measures.
Bonnie Thompson Norman has been the proprietor of the Windowpane Press since 1978. Aside from producing artist’s books, Norman also teaches courses in letterpress printing and bookbinding at the Press. She has been a co-chair of the Northwest Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers, as well as a member of Book Arts Guild, Puget Sound Book Artists, and The Book Club of Washington. Recent Windowpane Press productions include The Second Coming (Again), which features the text of “The Second Coming” by Yeats paired with original paintings by Jodee Fenton. The Second Coming (Again) was printed by Norman at the Windowpane Press and published by Aubergine Atelier in 2019.