Forget dog-earing pages–every great book deserves a custom bookmark tailored to its story. These swoon-worthy place keepers from Turkish designer and illustrator Ethem Onur Bilgiç allow the tale to truly pop out at the reader.
The carefully illustrated bookmarks are a tribute to the four classics that inspired them: 1984, Moby-Dick, The Call of Cthulu and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
A surveillance camera rises out of Orwell’s political dystopia. A monster tentacle curls up from Cthulu’s pages. Melville’s titular whale seems ready to tail-slap at any moment. The periscope of the Nautilis emerges from the depths of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
These make shelling out for a separate bookmark for each book seem totally reasonable, and they may even encourage people to keep trucking through Moby-Dick’s many pages of whaling facts.
It’d be great to see what Bilgiç could do with less lofty material, too. The sea-monsters-and-surveillance aesthetic the designer has nailed seems ripe for so many contemporary novels. A touch of Katniss, perhaps?
[Hat tip: DesignTAXI]