gallery home page

back to intro

List of artists

(alphabetized by first name)

Amelia Bird
Anna Daedalus
Bonnie Thompson Norman
Bryan Kring
Carrie L. Larson
Casey Gardner
Cathryn Miller
Charlene Asato
Christine Martell
Colin Frazer
Cynthia Colbert
Cynthia Nourse Thompson
Dennis Yuen
Emily Martin
Erin Sweeney
Heather Doyle-Maier
Heather Kasvinsky
Joanne Price
Joshua Orr
Karen Chew & Nanette Wylde
Karen Kunc
Kelly Parsell
Kyle Holland
Laurie Weiss
Lesley Mitchell
Linda K Johnson
Lori Reed
Marie Marcano
Merike van Zanten
Peggy Johnston
Ravi Shukla + S. Arden Hill
Rebecca Chamlee
Rebecca Childers
Sammy Seung-min Lee
Sarah McDermott
Servane Briand
Sun Young Kang
Turner Hilliker


Bonnie Thompson Norman

Seattle, Washington


Vital Signs : Guideposts for Life’s Journeys and Adventures

paper, book cloth, book board

13 x 6 x 7/16 closed; 13 x 47 open

edition of 50

© 2010


This book was produced in a playful way about serious thoughts as a result of a collaboration in a class. The word play for the title is about the vital heartbeat we all have in common and about the sign posts we often encounter daily ... such as stop, listen, wait, caution, yield, walk. It is intended as a gentle reminder and inspiration for paying attention and reflecting on the Vital Signs in our lives.

Letterpress printed in three colors from handset type and hand made tangram images, printed on a Vandercook SP 15. Hand bound hard cover cloth binding in a concertina format from individual pages.

Bonnie Thompson Norman acquired her first press in 1978 and learned printing at The Woman’s Building, Los Angeles. Currently residing in Seattle, Bonnie works full-time as a hand bookbinder in a commercial bindery and teaches classes in printing and book making in her home studio, The Windowpane Press.