I’m stoked for this week’s topic because I GEEK bookmarks. I’m a collector with too damn many, and I have no shame.
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7. Not today Lego Vader. I’m sitting on more books that I can currently handle. Printables are more fun than using your grocery store receipt or junk mail to hold your place. Check out this extensive resource list of free bookmark printables, compiled by Emily Polson via Book Riot. I utilized these templates often when I worked in library circulation. *some require a Pinterest account to access.
6. I love the metaphorical graphic images offered by Obvious State, my favorite bookish ephemera shop. Pictured above left, is a set of clever postcards, prints, bookmarks and chapbook I received for backing their Kickstarter called “She” which celebrates women authors and poets.
5. Quotemarks are my thing, which meant I was ecstatic to win a bookmark prize giveaway from Holly Dunn Design (right) comprised of quotes she handlettered and painted before printing. Holly’s intricate painterly designs evoke a natural botanical vibe surrounding the characters and quotations from some cherished reads.
4. I picked up these bold bookmarks quoting authors’ thoughts on censorship at a used bookshop (bottom). Designed by Ryan Sheffield Art.
3. and 2. Magnetic tab bookmarks by perennial favorites The Crafted Van and Happy Hello Art. Both Canadian shops produce sweet, whimsical mini bookmarks and fun themed sets.
I’ve written an entire post on The Crafted Van’s pastel minimal style found here. They no longer offer the monthly bookmark plan but have a huge catalog of minis and jumbos on etsy. I adore Diana and Emily’s location landmark sets.
Meanwhile, Happy Hello art creates mini-markers of every conceivable character I can think of and many of which I have never heard. Young adult novel characters, pop culture and superheroes are constants. Last I checked, 11 different Captain America variations were available, including the infamous ‘bare bum’ line 🙂
1. Woodmarks. My absolute favorite style due to their durability, simplicity and permanence. Marked by Mary (left) was my 1st wood-burned piece, Juniper and Ivy designs never fails to enchant, and mega-talented new maker, Julie from The Bookish Den (below), creates incredible artwork eye-candy appealing to any bookish fan.
Plus Bookish Den’s bookmarks can be personalized ❤
*Don’t forget your local library is a great bookmark resource. This year’s special Library Card Month items feature characters from Toy Story 4, grab one before they’re gone. Are you as big of a bookmark geek as I am? Is that possible? Let me know in the comments.