Sunday, June 28, 2015

Free Bookplate Set

Books for Children!

We love books here at the Studio. It is sad to think that many books have disappeared from library shelves due to modern technology. The rustle of pages in a quiet library once allowed our minds to hush and study calmly. Nowadays, some libraries can be pretty loud places. Once upon a time, our libraries were a refuge from the noisiness of the world.

A book can expand minds. We may touch it, turn a page or two, and find our minds in far off places. The smell of the binding, the feel of paper, cloth, leather, and book board have all contributed to many people's new or expanded ideas, thoughts and feelings.

Electronic books may remove the viewer from this physical presence of BOOK as object. We here at Plush Possum think some books may have been destroyed unnecessarily in favor of electronic means, and are in favor of real books. After all, we do not have to electrify a book in order to make it either readable or interesting.

Summers found us Possums often in our public or household libraries. I myself have read literally hundreds of books over the years, some of which I can recall fondly, just as one would old friends. To sit quietly, observing someone else's ideas under a shady tree or in some secluded corner can be a wonderful thing to do.

In honor of our love of books, we've refashioned a 1902 illustration into a bookplate, specifically for children, although anyone may use it for their own books, etc.

We've cleaned it up somewhat and changed it, hopefully making its color work well for any modern printer. The borders of this 8.5 inch by 11 inch sheet are .5 inches in size. Each bookplate should fit the average sized book, although we imagine that they may be reduced in size at any copy center or by using one's own home computer.

So let's hear it for the good old fashioned summer read, and books for everyone!

And let's hear it for the giving of real books to children!

Children's Bookplate Set
Download HERE

You are free to:
use this bookplate design as intended or in your artwork, for either fun or profit.
You are not free to:
repackage it in any way for sale.
Please respect our gifts for the public's use.
Thank you.

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