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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Ex Libris

If you love books and have a fantastic collection which friends and family are always wanting to borrow, why not take a few hours to create your own book labels.

All you need to do is to go to Google and search for 'Ex Libris' or 'bookplates' and click on the image tab when the results are returned. Look for images which are public domain or where the copyright has expired such as this example:


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ex_Libris_by_Armand_Rassenfosse.jpg

Here are two more links which allow you to add your name and print your own Ex Libris book labels. Remember to credit the artist if someone asks you where you got it from and who drew it.

http://www.fan-dango.com/Bantock/Dodger/Bookplates-to-print.html


Here are a few of the prettiest examples of other people's work, just to show you how lovely some bookplates can be. These images are not my own and I do not claim any copyright on them. They are merely delightful bookplates which were found on Google.





There are many websites which offer free copyright for non-commercial use and I suggest you search for the CC logo as well as where the content provider has clearly stated that you may download and reproduce their images.

Creative Commons License means that you are free to share the image, to copy, distribute and transmit the work and that you are also free to remix the image, meaning you are allowed to adapt the work by adding in your name and details for your bookplate purposes.

Here is another link to help you see what I mean:

http://www.briarpress.org/cuts/browse?m=free

Enjoy sorting your books. By choosing images which are public domain or are free of copyright, you can easily add in your name and print off as many as you need. This is such an easy thing to do and it is quite satisfying to then go through all your shelves, sorting as you work.

Pop back soon or feel free to leave a comment.

Lella  xx

http://lellalovescreativity.blogspot.com

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