Saturday, February 5, 2011

Fraktur Bookmarks and Bookplates by Mark Elliott

I have long had an interest in fraktur and have been doing fraktur type decoration on various objects, but I recently decided to try my hand at real fraktur documents. I started with bookmarks and bookplates as I needed something appropriate for my hand bound, leather covered 1733 New Testament from the Bible Man. The bookmarks are all hand drawn, hand inked, and hand colored, on 3" x 5" cold press watercolor paper. They are little works of German folk art.

Copy and photos supplied by Mark Elliott.

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