For the past few weeks I have been working on sorting through some of my family papers. We have a lot, which is why it has taken me a few weeks just to get through a few boxes. This week though I stumbled across a treasure: an extra bookplate from my great grandfather’s library!
Now I am a sucker for good vintage design, and bookplates are a great way to add an extra detail to books used in film or commercial shoots. Not only does it make the book more personal, but since the designs used in bookplates have changed with the shifting history of design, it can also help to identify the age of the book or the time period that you are designing for. Here are a few examples below. You can find more images at the Pratt Libraries Ex Libris Collection on Flicker.