Jun 3, 2016

May 11, 2016

Wobo - the World Traveling Bookmark

Wobo, the World Traveling Bookmark goes places on a mission to help her bookmark friends to get the recognition they deserve. Read more here.

Mar 9, 2016

Virginia Woolf Bookmark

Virginia Woolf Bookmark showing a portrait of the writer on the front and a quote by her on the back - available in the Shop of the International Friends of Bookmarks (IFOB) website

Jan 29, 2016

Jean Dubuffet Bookmarks

The cutout cardboard bookmarks show the figures Le Commentator and La Commissaire by the French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), the founder of the art movement Art Brut (outsider art) dedicated to art outside the boundaries of the official culture. Altogether four bookmarks with figures by Dubuffet have been created by Mirage Bookmark to serve as merchandises during the Jean Dubuffet exhibition (31.1.-5.8.2016) staged at the leading modern art museum Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland.

Dec 13, 2015

Snowy Owl Bookmark

This little guy calls himself Uggla (Swedish for owl) and he is the winner of our contest on Pinterest "Show Us Your Most Beautiful Bookmark". The etched stainless steel bookmark is designed and produced by Anneli Selvefors from Gothenburg, Sweden. Anneli is a PhD student and she runs a small scale design business under the name Novea Design, and she has also an Etsy shop where her bookmarks can be bought.

Sep 22, 2015

Little Mori Girl Bookmark by Sylvia Telari

The bookmark is 20 cm tall and is created by the gifted illustrator, concept artist and writer Sylwia Telari (www.telari.eu) in 2015, using ink, watercolour, white & gold gel pen on 400g paper for acrylics. The artwork was commissioned by Mirage Bookmark as a cut-out figural illustration bookmark to include it in the Bookmark Exhibition - The Art of Bookmark, and Sylwia had the idea to realise it in the shape of a little Mori girl.
How to be a Mori Girl (Forest Girl)? - wikiHow
Mori Girl fashion recently emerged in 2007 in Japan. Mori means 'forest' in Japanese, and the style concept is "a girl who looks like she is living in the forest". The look is natural and earthy. The fictional archetype was declared as being the character of Hagu from Honey & Clover. The actual archetype of Mori Girl fashion is the actress Yu Aoi, who as a matter of fact played Hagu in the Honey & Clover movie in 2006. Mori girl has developed not only as a style but as a lifestyle as well! Quirky girls who love vintage clothing, pocket watches, tea, moss or going snooping in the grandma's attic will feel right at home in this fashion style. Although Mori girl fashion is natural, it does not mean it is simple - it does have a little bit of complexity to it.

Mar 1, 2015

Paul Gauguin bookmark

Paul Gauguin - Contes Barbares - fine art print bookmark by Mirage Bookmark 

As one of the most extensive Gauguin exhibitions, Fondation Beyeler, the premier modern art museum in Switzerland, brings together about fifty masterpieces by Gauguin, among them several key works of the artist which normally don't leave their home museums. Mirage Bookmark was commisioned to provide four different exquisitely hand-printed fine art card bookmarks for the Art Shop of the museum during the exhibition lasting till 28th of June 2015.

Oct 19, 2014

Pattern Bookmark Medway by William Morris

The bookmark shows a wallpaper pattern (detail) by the Arts & Crafts
artist William Morris who called the pattern after the river Medway. 

Sep 2, 2014

Lithuanian Bookmarks

Printed card bookmarks with traditional handicraft patterns from Lithuania.

Jun 19, 2014

Vintage bookmarks from Germany - International Women's Costumes

A series of 20 different bookmarks show lovely illustrations of traditional costumes in different countries and regions. The bookmarks were issued in 1953 as giveaways to accompany the new paperback series of the German publishing house Rowohlt. The artworks for the bookmarks were done by the artist Gisela Pferdmenges who created the illustrations and her husband Karl Gröning jr. who was responsible for the typography. The bookmarks are meanwhile sought after collector items. The two copies here show the one for Switzerland (left) and Holland (right). Other titles of the series can be seen on our Bookmark Exhibition - The Art of Bookmark

Jun 4, 2014

Braunschweig Lebensversicherung Bookmark

Vintage advertising bookmark of the German life insurance company dating from early 1900s  
- Collectible bookmarks in Mirage Bookmark Gift Shop

May 13, 2014

Bragelonne Editions Bookmarks

Bragelonne is a French publishing house specializing in books of fantasy and science-fiction. The advertising bookmarks are dedicated to different titles of the publisher and are illustrated by renowned artist of comic arts. - www.bragelonne.fr

Mar 19, 2014

Mar 8, 2014

Art Nouveau Bookmark from 1913

Art Nouveau Bookmark - 1913 The Opening of the International Palace of Justice in The Hague, Holland - Mirage Bookmark Exhibition

Feb 21, 2014

Feb 18, 2014

Handpainted Eucalyptus Leaves

Great bookmark idea: handpainted eucalyptus leaves by Elena Nuez as bicocacolors on Etsy

Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl Bookmark

Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl Bookmark by The American Library Association (ALA)

Handcrafted Fashion Bookmarks

Handcrafted Fashion Bookmarks via Astrid de Behr on Pinterest

Stitched Moon Bookmark

Stitched Moon Bookmark  by gatheringdust on Etsy

Bacon Bookmark

Bacon Bookmark - photo by James the Page on Tumblr

'I never thought of it, but bacon is actually the perfect size and shape for a bookmark. I'm imagining a nice hardcover edition of Hamlet with a piece of bacon poking out the top - how classy.' - little miao, mariser.vox.com

'The oldest reference is from Omaha, NE, which reported that the Omaha Public Library “has a new trophy in its collection of things used as bookmarks—a slice of bacon.” The article wryly observed that “the library staff will not undertake to preserve it.”' - Laine Farley, The Legend of the Bacon Bookmark, BiblioBuffet Website

Hand Embroidered Felt Bookmark

Hand Embroidered Felt Bookmark by lovemaude on Etsy

Feb 2, 2014

Jane Austen Bookmark

Jane Austen Bookmark - © 2014 Mirage Bookmark
backside of the bookmark displays a quote by Jane Austen

Jan 31, 2014

Advertising Bookmark by Joost Swarte

Joost Swarte - Advertising bookmark for the bookstore Librarie Expérience

Librarie Expérience in Lyon, France, has commissioned several known illustrators with bookmarks in the past.

Dec 30, 2013

Handpainted Art Nouveau Bookmark

February (detail) - calender sheet by J.M. Auchentaller 1901
handpainted gold ornament on print - © Mirage Bookmark 2013

Nov 14, 2013