made in britain
can be personalised
Celebrate the life, work, history and interests of an established bookworm with a totally original hand-illustrated bookplate.
Returning to the tradition of nineteenth and early twentieth century bookplates, Bloomfield and Rolfe are pleased to offer the 'Bespoke Bookplate'. A totally original, hand-illustrated bookplate capturing the recipient's life.
Perfect for those landmark birthdays or as a Christmas, anniversary or retirement gift.
Designs will resemble the examples shown in style, but will be entirely unique to the recipient. We include a card with the stamp which offers a brief explanation of the chosen images and what each represents.
The stamp can be displayed on a desk or shelf when not in use.
Unfortunately we are unable to offer a proofing service.
In order to produce the bookplate we will need to know about the recipients life, this can include: their place of birth, where they live, other significant places, their nationality and/or heritage, their profession(s), their hobbies and interests, children (initials work best), pets, puns on their name (if possible)... or even something that holds significance for both the giver and receiver.
Typically we can incorporate between 5-7 illustrations into the design. We prefer to have the freedom to choose which elements to use as not everything can always be included and would rather you give as much information as possible. If there are any 'essential' elements you should indicate this at the time of order.
There is no specific character limit for the recipient's name, however, the designs work best when the name is split over 3-4 lines. If the recipient has a lot of middle names it is better to abbreviate.
Rubber stamp on chunky clear perspex block.
Gift box and ink pad included along with a test print and explanation of the final stamp.
Image size approx 10 x 6cm.