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

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