I like bookmarks a lot. Unfortunately, I tend to lose them, or they disappear into a book never to be found again. But there are some beautiful specimens out there, especially the ones designed as part of The University of the West of England’s Bookmark Project Series.
So what’s this project about? The folks at UWE’s Centre for Fine Print Resarch explain it:
The Bookmarks projects series aim is to encourage appreciation of work in the format of the artist’s book. Participating artists each hand-produce an edition of 100 signed and numbered bookmarks to give away through distribution boxes at venues around the world. Each bookmark has the website address which brings visitors to the gallery of artworks online.
So far, over 280 artists have designed more than 28,000 bookmarks for the eight series that have come out to date. And artists are queuing up to participate in the next editions: projects IX and X are already full, the earliest available spots are on the XI edition, which will run in 2013-14.
Distribution points are listed on the project website, alongside more gorgeous bookmarks to drool over.