23 December 2012

Things found in books - bookmarks

Some of the sets of bookmarks made by participants in the Bookmarks VII Project, Escaping the Library System. "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." Read more about it on bibliobuffet.

A sample from Bookmarks IX, Infiltrating the Library System. "Over the last eight years, the Bookmarks series of free artwork distribution has visited 82 venues in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey the UK and USA. 316 artists have contributed 31,600 bookmarks to the nine projects to date. " Further info here.
Also from bibliobuffet, a collection of metal bookmarks. And an extensive archive of articles on bookmarks - enjoy!

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