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Call of Cthulhu inspired bookplates for all of the Weird Tales in your home library.
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This Kickstarter is a project to fund the printing of a series of original artwork bookplates inspired by the weird tales of H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos they spawned.

 A bookplate, also known as ex-libris (Latin, "from the books of..."), is usually a small print or decorative label pasted into a book, often on the inside front cover, to indicate its owner. The earliest known examples of printed bookplates are German, and date from the 15th century. -Wikipedia

Please note the resolution of these images is reduced for web use and a watermark has been added.  Printed artwork will be high resolution and without watermark.

(#1) Cthulhu Idol, based on H.P. Lovecraft's own drawing.  Dead Cthulhu waits dreaming under alien constellations.
(#1) Cthulhu Idol, based on H.P. Lovecraft's own drawing. Dead Cthulhu waits dreaming under alien constellations.
(#2) Miskatonic University, in Arkham MA. The library houses many rare tomes including a copy of the Necronomicon.
(#2) Miskatonic University, in Arkham MA. The library houses many rare tomes including a copy of the Necronomicon.
(#3) Lovecraft Door, based on H.P. Lovecraft's personal bookplate.
(#3) Lovecraft Door, based on H.P. Lovecraft's personal bookplate.
(#4) Mountains of Madness, depicting the doomed Miskatonic University expedition to the Antarctic.
(#4) Mountains of Madness, depicting the doomed Miskatonic University expedition to the Antarctic.
(#5) Cthulhu Cult, inspired by The Call of Cthulhu.
(#5) Cthulhu Cult, inspired by The Call of Cthulhu.
(#6) Tsathoggua, inspired by the sculpture and writings of Clark Ashton Smith
(#6) Tsathoggua, inspired by the sculpture and writings of Clark Ashton Smith
(#7) Memento Mori
(#7) Memento Mori
(#8) Reanimation Lab, inspired by Herbert West - Reanimator
(#8) Reanimation Lab, inspired by Herbert West - Reanimator
(#9) Dr. Armitage, Chief Librarian of the Orne Library
(#9) Dr. Armitage, Chief Librarian of the Orne Library

The original artwork was drawn with waterproof Black Magic ink using crow quill pens and sable brushes on acid free bristol board paper. The originals measure about 7"x10" and are reduced to print at about 2.5"x3.5", approximately the size of a poker card.

The bookplates will be printed on acid-free, ph neutral ivory laid paper.  This is the same style of paper used to print many 18th and 19th century bookplates but with modern conservation quality.

It is recommended to affix the plates in your books with an acid-free ph neutral glue, such as rice starch glue or a simple acid-free glue stick available at most scrapbooking or art supply shops.

The bookplates will come standard with a space to write in your name or institution, however there are also reward levels available for personalized bookplates.  These plates will be printed with the name of your choice in a suitable handwritten calligraphy to match the style of the Ex Libris.  

 Stretch Goals will unlock additional unique bookplate designs and also a full color bookmark with tassel available at a new pledge level or as an add-on when unlocked.

You can Add On 100 additional bookplates of your choice to any Reward Level at $12 and above simply by managing your pledge and adding $50 for every 100 additional bookplates you would like, or $100 for every 100 additional personalized bookplates.

Risks and challenges

The base artwork is already finished, if Stretch Goals are unlocked they will require some extra time to prepare and print. Custom bookplate artwork will be delivered at a later date than the base bookplates and this is reflected in the Reward delivery estimates. I will be posting updates with the progress of any unlocked artwork and custom bookplates. I will be using the United Stated Post Office to ship the Rewards.

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    PDF file of the bookplates to print at home. Digitally delivered, save on international shipping.

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    Your own CUSTOM Lovecraft mythos inspired bookplate, hand drawn to order! Original artwork and 100 custom bookplate prints.

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    Original Artwork #1-9 (nine drawings) and 100 personalized bookplate prints of your choice.

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