Sunday, February 19, 2012

A series of bookmarks

It's been the tradition of the book club to come up with a bookmark in line with the monthly discussion. But sometimes, moderators go all out and give away not just one but several bookmarks to mark the occasion.

When I moderated the discussion for The Woman in Black in October last year, I couldn't help but give 4 bookmarks to the participants. I asked R, the designer, to come up with a black and white color scheme.

R also designed the bookmarks for the discussion for the Asian Man Booker Prize-winning novel, Ilustrado. Iya wanted two bookmarks for the event, each showing a funny comic piece relating to the novel.

There was one time when a bookmark served as an invitation for the next month's discussion. Here's the bookmark invite for the discussion on urban fantasy, which was moderated by R.

And being a huge fan of The Hunger Games, we came up with 12 bookmarks for the discussion, one bookmark for each of the 12 districts in Suzanne Collins's YA series.

Last January during our traditional discussion on our best and worst reads from last year, Gege came up with personalized bookmarks. The six bookmarks below show my best read for 2011, my favorite classic, my all-time favorite author, my all-time favorite works of fiction and nonfiction, and my worst read for 2011.

Last Saturday, when we discussed George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones, R again designed the series of bookmarks, with each bookmark showing a house sigil.

But the piece de resistance during the discussion moderated by Shani was the Westeros map printed on a huge piece of thick paper. It's not technically a bookmark as it's almost a meter long!

I love the details of the Westeros map! Any fan of the series is sure to want one.


ןıuǝ oɟ ɟןıƃɥʇ said...

i used to hold the distinction of bookmark whore... but i always felt, it appropriate to possess at least one bookmark for each book i owned... that was until i hit the 400 mark, or bookmark as the case may be, then, as i started a second drawer dedicated to bookmarks, i accepted, with grace, that limits can be good.

Peter S. said...

Very well said, line of flight!

Monique said...

I love the Westeros map!!!! *envy* And those are very nice The Hunger Games bookmarks, indeed. :)

Peter S. said...

I know! I'm just happy I got one!

Stepford Mum said...

R is such an amazing designer. We're lucky to have him in the book club, and even luckier that he does all that work in addition to making his living! I must credit Steven Pabalinas though for those Ilustrado comic strips, which were first published in the newspaper. R's layout and border designs were perfect for showing them off. :)

Peter S. said...

R is my favorite graphic designer!