For the past few years, I’ve been maintaining a little cottage industry in designing and manufacturing personal ex libris stamps. You too can have one made, for the price of 85.-€ or its equivalent in other currency. Price does not include delivery.
Here is how it can happen;
- Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write “Exlibris design request for [NAME SURNAME]” on the subject line of your email.
- Specify the name to appear on your ex libris (Ex: “From the library of John Q,” etc.)
- Specify the theme and visuals you want to appear on your ex libris stamp. (Ex: “Something with snakes and a skull,” etc.) Please don’t get too complicated.
- I will make a selection of up to five alternatives you can choose from.
- I will produce the physical stamp for your chosen design and mail it to you.
- I accept payment in cash or Western Union transfers. We will talk about the details.
- Orders in Istanbul can be delivered directly. For other locations, you will have to pay for the mailing costs as well.
I produced numerous such stamps since 2012, you can see some examples below.
|For the friend of a co-worker, she wanted something "like Kill Bill."|
|For the friend of a co-worker, she wanted "a cute hedgehog" for him.|
|For a close family friend, I embellished his personal logo with wings, tentacles and a skull.|
|For an artist friend, a fanciful collage of my own design.|
|For an academician friend, she wanted "something complex and feminine."|
|For a co-worker and friend, he had loved travel and great white sharks.|
|For a close friend, a film director with a taste for lovecraftian horror.|
|For the friend of a friend, she wanted "a cute cat-type of thing."|
|For a friend and patron of my arts, he wanted something to remind him of his family.|
|For my wife's sister, she is an ophthalmologist.|
|For my cousin, she loves horses and has a dear terrier dog.|
|For the father of my friend, this was a boat drawing of his own design.|
|My personal gift to the polymath intellectual, lexicologist, author and hotel owner Sevan Nisanyan.|
|For the grandmother of a close friend, she wanted a design with a bouquet of flowers.|
|For the friend of a friend, she wanted something "basic and typographic."|
|For a family friend, his first name means "lion."|
|For a close friend, a dark and feminine collage of my own design.|
|For the co-worker of my uncle, a doctor with an interest in numismatics.|
|For the friend of a friend, she wanted a "cute frog design."|
Seen here with an exclusive wooden handle.
|For the friend of a friend, she wanted a "groovy design with owls and triangles and stuff."|
|For a friend, she wanted an Aubrey Beardsley drawing.|
|For a close friend, an artist. This stamp was based on some of her works.|
|For my uncle, a professor of radiotherapy.|
I designed this allegorical figure of a knight, slaying the dragon of cancer with a bolt of lightning.
|A friend's gift for her boyfriend, featuring a "vintage cat-man."|
|A friend's gift for his girlfriend, featuring the portrait of their cute dog.|
|For a close friend, she liked pandas.|
For a college friend, he wanted a design based on the "hanged man" figure from Tarot lore.