Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Stanford University Libraries Bookplates

Bookplates are small gummed labels pasted inside books and book collections to identify the library and the donor. Visit the Stanford University Bookplate Exhibit to see their full collection of custom-designed library bookplates, including many that I have created for rare book funds and collections at the Stanford Libraries.  A new trend is beginning at some major libraries to create "digital bookplates" rather than printed pieces.  My designs are all easily adapted to be digital files for library websites, as well as traditionally printed bookplates.

Below is the first bookplate I designed for the Stanford Libraries.  This plate is for use in books purchased through a book fund at Hopkins Marine Station, created in honor of my parents.  The illustration is my pen-and-ink rendering of the marine research vessel Te Vega on which my father spent many months in the 1960s in the South Pacific.


  1. Thank you for sharing your work and loved reading your bio too! Your website looks great!

    Your Fans,
    Phil, Sue, Roxy and Blue and now Bono too!

  2. Lisa
    Great site. Shows well the variety of art you are oh so capable of producing.


  3. Wow! It's amazing how powerful the paining looks even on this small screen. I loved seeing the progress of the painting; even the photographs are lovely. You are truly my favorite artist.

  4. Hi I've just quickly looked through your site and was wondering if you could tell me more about the illustration program there. I'm a high school student and thinking about attending