Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ex libris

People who treasure their books--the printing, paper, and binding as much as the words in them--like to put a book plate in them.  This little sticker, around the size of a playing card, has for centuries identified a book's owner but also given an idea of the person's artistic taste.

Here is a design based on the Latin words for "From the books [of]," that bears witness to an omnivorous reader with an interest in lettering.  [It's also printed inside the cover of Learn Calligraphy]  The space at the lower margin allows you to write your own name in. once you've practiced on scratch paper to be sure it will fit.
One of my favorite quotations about books.  

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