Thursday, February 16, 2012
I have long been fascinated with bookplates, although I've only just begun experimenting with making my own. Here are my first tentative designs based on traditional Ainu motifs. Should I add color? Or should I leave them as they are?
According to Wikipedia Jp, the concept of bookplates was first introduced to Japan in 1900, in a literary journal called Myojo, and the Japan Bookplate Society (for the study and collecting of bookplates) was established in 1922. I have never seen a Japanese book with a bookplate. Usually they are marked with inked rubber stamps.