The annual Bookmarks project is run by the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England. Its aim is to encourage discussion surrounding the artist’s book. Participating artists each hand-produce an edition of 100 signed and numbered bookmarks to give away free through distribution boxes at venues around the world. To date the project has visited venues in Italy, The Netherlands, Ireland, France, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Singapore, Turkey, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil, South Korea, Cyprus, Croatia, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, and the UK, including the Glasgow School of Art.
Bookmarks VIII in 2010 came with a twist – this time, it was librarians who were asked to make bookmarks rather than simply distribute them. Our very own Librarian Duncan Chappell produced a bookmark the used diacritical marks such as the circumflex, the macron, the umlaut, the ring, the acute and grave, the breve, and the tilde to form visual puns for different nationalities and occupations.