The IFOB First Year Commemorative Bookmark 2016 will be printed by and by and only to the extend of orders from our gift shop. Each bookmark carries an individual number in the order of the production and the date of printing. The bookmarks are produced by fine art print on premium textured card and are of exquisite quality (size: 205 x 80 mm).
The aim of this procedure is to create a rare and highly collectible bookmark for our members and for other collectors. This years bookmark represents the first in a series of bookmarks. Each year a new bookmark with a new design created by a new illustrator will be produced. The bookmark for 2016 has been illustrated by Asim Maner.
I hope you like the idea and many bookmark friends will consider to collect these bookmarks. The revenue from the sale of the bookmarks are thought to cover IFOB's expenses like all other items in our gift shop. The image of the bookmark below is not bad, however, it gives only an approximate impression of the real bookmark, which I think is more beautiful in reality as on the picture. As per today, 14 bookmarks have been printed. At the end of the year we'll know how many bookmarks there will be in total. A truly exciting affair for the collectors.
- Asim Maner
I have created the new logo for the IFOB this week. Actually, it consists of a single colour: grey (15% black), whereas the white in the font is provided by the paper on which publications of the IFOB may be printed one day. The logo can be printed with mono-chrome laser printers and doesn't need a colour printer. I hope you like it. As I am creating bookmarks in my Mirage Bookmark business for so many companies, organisations, and individuals, I know how different tastes can be, and as a consequence, I know the logo cannot appeal to everybody. Hence, I'll accept compliments as well as disapproval, go ahead, thank you. My daughter said, it makes a fresh impression, I think I can agree with her opinion. - Asim Maner