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Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie
November 6, 2006 12:20 PM   Subscribe


 
This is excellent!

There are so many to point to, but I really like the "Boyce Nute is the boss of this book" teddy bear, the old guys in the library, and the whole curse post. Especially the Web .000001b version of the dirty googlebomb.
posted by OmieWise at 12:36 PM on November 6, 2006


I love this. Bookmarked. I'm sitting here in a pile of drool. Bookplates are the hotness. Thanks.
posted by iconomy at 12:50 PM on November 6, 2006


Do you know G.H.Newton? You tell that asshole...
posted by hal9k at 12:57 PM on November 6, 2006


(you can't link directly to images at Blogger, y'all - dumb, but true)
posted by mediareport at 1:02 PM on November 6, 2006


Oops, the talking bear is in this post, four series down; the old men in this one.
posted by OmieWise at 1:34 PM on November 6, 2006


Where are good places to buy bookplates?
posted by canine epigram at 1:46 PM on November 6, 2006


Great post.
posted by stbalbach at 2:06 PM on November 6, 2006


It seems to me that a simple stamp - which could easily have a pattern like those on bookplates - would be a lot simpler than mucking about with paste and slips of paper.

That said, the general concept is a great one, and this link has some very fine examples.
posted by sindark at 2:22 PM on November 6, 2006


I added their RSS feed to bloglines a few days ago. I love bookplates. I found them via www.sfsignal.com.
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 2:53 PM on November 6, 2006


This is Good! Best of the Web!
posted by dhruva at 3:13 PM on November 6, 2006


It seems to me that a simple stamp - which could easily have a pattern like those on bookplates - would be a lot simpler than mucking about with paste and slips of paper.

A stamp wouldn't show up on marbled, illustrated or simply dark-colored endpapers. That accounts for an awful lot of books.
posted by mediareport at 3:22 PM on November 6, 2006


Where are good places to buy bookplates?
posted by canine epigram


http://www.bookplateink.com/

Which is a spin off of this company:
http://www.antioch.com/features_bookplate.html

Both wonderfully eccentric companies that make quality products.
posted by figment of my conation at 3:31 PM on November 6, 2006 [1 favorite]


Fascinating -- Beautiful -- Although he freely admits that his scanner's colors are off and the best places he can think to buy a new one are Radio Shack and Staples. At least he was sensible enough to be frustrated by the staff.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 5:45 PM on November 6, 2006


Thank you mediareport.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 6:01 PM on November 6, 2006


Wonderful. Thanks, mediareport, and to figment of my conation for the links to modern bookplate makers. It does my heart good to see that people can still make a living this way.
posted by melissa may at 12:33 AM on November 7, 2006


Great post. My wife made me a bookplate for a birthday a few years ago. A kind of aubrey beardsley-esque anthropomorphic monkey playing with a large cog. Bookplates are about as cool as smoking hats.
posted by tim_in_oz at 2:23 AM on November 7, 2006


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