An Activist’s Tablet. Prescriptions for doing good in the World. Take one and pass it on.
Seattle: The Windowpane Press, . No limitation given. Printed by Bonnie Thompson Norman and eight student collaborators in a Windowpane Press printing class. Printed in red and black on heavyweight paper. A fine copy. Leaves bound at top edge with fabric strip. Backed with brown board. Top edges perforated so each leaf can be removed and handed out (like leaves in a prescription pad). 6 x 13 in.  ff., printed on one side only. Item #17387
Each leaf is printed with a quote themed around social change and caring for one’s community. A C.S. Lewis quote reads, “Do not waste time bothering whether you love your neighbor, act as if you do.”.
Norman, who describes herself as an activist artist, has been the proprietor of the Windowpane Press since 1978. Before moving to her current home of Seattle, Norman lived and printed in Southern California for over two decades. She began her career at Jake Zeitlin’s Red Barn in Los Angeles, worked for Patrick Reagh, and maintained a longtime friendship with Saul Marks, who inspired her own printing. She was Studio Director at the Woman’s Building in Los Angeles after Susan King, one of the founders of the Book Arts program. In Seattle, Norman is a past 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 productions of The Windowpane Press include The Second Coming (Again) (Aubergine Atelier, 2019) which features the text of “The Second Coming” by Yeats paired with original paintings by Jodee Fenton; and Which Side Are You On? (2019), which focuses on the political turmoil that surrounds the United States/Mexico border wall. Aside from producing artist’s books, Norman also teaches workshops in letterpress printing and book arts at the Windowpane Press.