Ever wanted to wear a hoodie with The Academy of Subtle Arts logo? Or maybe you’d like to quench your thirst from an Order of Honorable Alchemist’s water bottle? Or carry your books in an Arcanium tote bag? The possibilities are limitless!
We are starting to process of designing some Hundred Halls merchandise, but we want to know what you’d like to have. How do you want to show your Hundred Halls love? Let us know in the comments below.
I like book plates, and would like book plates! Vinyl rectangle stickers with intricately woven drawings, richly coloured borders, marked
“Ex Libris” (‘from the library of’ in Latin) below, with two lines for the person to put their name,
then with enough space below them for folk to put an address sticker of their own, or pencil write an email address, or scribe their own seal (or beg the author for a signature!).
I believe Hundred Halls would really loan itself to such a thing; a repeating image of scrollwork throughout. I imagine you could even have one per set of books, for instance my minds eye fills the finger thick rectangle frame of Assasins with crows and daggers, various scrolls and weapons and curlicues, Animalians with some of the different animals starred, trotting around the frame, scrollwork curling in and out. Thicker black outlines on the frames to edge them so the book plates are not naked edge seeming. Delicate black ink pen type outline on the items and animals, so they have that slight illuminated manuscript look to them. Possibly pick out some highlights in metallics, a different one per set.
In the centre at the base could be inset the little shield possibly too.
I wonder how many things from the books an artist could hide in the drawings?
They would be beautiful little works of art, and gorgeous gifts; and while they would be best on your books, without it actually saying words, they would be far more widely useable… Perhaps hide your web address across the bottom in plain sight.
Enough of a trail of bread crumbs anyone fascinated will follow them home… and find treasure!
These are all great ideas. I’m definitely going to be doing book plates soon for international readers. 🙂