What are ex-libris?
or 'bookplates' are small prints or labels designed to be pasted
into books to indicate their owner.
ex-libris are conceived and created for real use in libraries,
but are often also small-format art prints, collected
How are ex-libris made? What
are their themes? Why do people collect them? Why order one?
• The Official FISAE definition of ex-libris : click here
Symbols for techniques
Artists use a variety of
printmaking techniques to produce ex-libris. Symbols are used
for their identification.
There are hundreds
of artists who make ex-libris and take part in competitions.
This list gives contact addresses.
See examples of ex-libris,
divided by techniques. There is also a password-protected
section on erotic ex-libris.
This section contains articles on bookplates,
information on past competitions and other archived information.
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