Thursday, December 28, 2017

Bookplate Odds and Ends

THE CLOCK IS TICKING-Don't Procrastinate

 I find it hard to believe that 2018 will be the start of my eleventh year as a blogger.
 To celebrate the occasion a new contest has begun.

The rules are simple.

Submit a caption for the S.O.S. bookplate.
Only one entry per person

All entries must be received in 2017

The  winner will receive a limited edition , hardbound professionally published book with all my 2017 blog postings

Send your entries to
Jeffrey Price sent me this framed bookplate of the notable science fiction writer 
Harlan Ellison       -Very Impressive
Artists' Market Inc.
163 Main Street
Norwalk, CT 06851 USA


Dear Lew.
I hope you are having a happy holiday season.

I received a neat volume about this artist. I thought this plate in particular was fun and that I might share a photo.

A New Bookplate by Andy English

Dear Lew,

Thank you so much for letting me know! It’s my honor to share this bookplate on your blog. 
This bookplate is a fairy theme bookplate, its size is 90mm in height by 60mm in width. The content is a man on the grassland, looking up at the flying island Laputa. Laputa was adapted from the book Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. The bottom of the island is flat from Swift's original book, but I think it is too drab, so I advised Andy to design a huge propeller instead of the flat bottom. The Laputa's buildings were adapted from Russian's traditional Church buildings which I like it very much.
There is a lovely classic pooh beside the man who is looking at the Laputa, and a reindeer on the right side, because in the concept of role design, the man is my avatar. I like Children's illustrated books very much, both E.H. Shepard's pooh and the reindeer in the "Snow Queen" from Edmund Dulac's Andersen Fairy are my favorites. I also placed a fairy blowing the wind in the sky and a windmill on the right of the grassland so as to make the content  richer.

Kind regards,


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