No More Miller.

We say goodbye to yet another of our favorite patterns. The grey, brown, and orange accent stripes of the Miller bookmark featured one of the thickest and most pronounced textures that we have offered. The style was inspired by author and playwright Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman, The Crucible).

We sent out our last one earlier this week, but I was sure to keep one of these for myself. It is difficult to find patterns and styles that are just the right thickness, composition, and color but this was one of the first that we really loved. It will be hard to match this style, but we will keep our eyes open for an even better replacement to add to our line-up.

New Styles Inspired by Great Authors

O’Connor – We are excited to present this beautiful new pattern inspired by the work of Flannery O’Connor. It may be hard to tell from the pictures below, but the color is actually a rich bronze. Each of the white spots presents a different texture from the surrounding field in order to create a noticeable sensation.

 

Salinger – This fun, geometric pattern has neutral colors, but a very unique design aspect. The ridged lines reach have a slightly different texture, giving this a variety of tactile elements. This pattern is inspired by one of our favorite authors, J.D. Salinger (Catcher in the Rye).

 

Dickens – This is a sleek, dressy black and grey bookmark. A more subtle texture with an emphasis on the diamond pattern. This was actually one of our first patterns to sell out, but we just discovered a reserve stash so they are back for a limited time.

 

Each of these items is available to purchase directly through our website:

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Sayonara! Our first two patterns to sell out… Dickinson and Austen

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the end of our stock for two of our very favorite bookmark patterns: Dickinson and Austen

The floral blue pattern was inspired by and dedicated to the work of Emily Dickinson was one of the very first patterns that we featured. The durable fabric resisted fraying and made an impression on many of our buyers. We will be searching diligently to find a replacement for this style.

 

Whimsical swirls were featured in this pattern which was another favorite among our customers. We were reminded by the beautiful, classic, and entertaining work of Jane Austen when we found this pattern. We were excited to bring this pattern into production in response to observations that some of the earlier designs looked like “old carpet” or “grandma’s couch”. Ha! This beautiful pattern helped to generate more excitement about our bookmarks.

Each of the items that we offer is limited in quantity. This helps to ensure that our bookmarks remain original and unique. It also allows us to continue the search for new designs and patterns. We will replace these two items with some new ones for you to try. Here is a quick preview of what is coming…

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Family Christmas Gift Show – Salt Lake City

We are all set up and ready for the first day of the Family Christmas Gift Show in our home of Salt Lake City. Believe it or not, we are the only booth with neuroscience based textile bookmarks! We also happen to be the only booth with a Bookmark Christmas tree. Nobody else has one.

Italic Bookmarks @ Salt Lake Family Christmas Gift Show

We are excited to partner with Black Rabbit Arts at the Family Christmas Gift Show!

Friday – Sunday November 10th – 12th, 2017

Talk about a jump start to the Holiday! This show will be amazing! There are vendors, artist, and performers of all kinds. The great thing about this show is that they are all hand-made, professional, one-of a kind items. You can find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, and have a lot of fun in the process! Enjoy $2 off your admission, courtesy of Italic Bookmarks and Black Rabbit Arts:

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Check out the show preview here: 2017 Christmas Gift Show Preview

Find us at Booth 321: 2017-SLC-Floorplan

Take a look at some of the items that will be featured by our partner in crime:

Black Rabbit Arts on Etsy

How It’s Made: Italic Bookmarks

It was a cold weekend here in Salt Lake City, home of Italic Bookmarks. It actually worked in our favor though and we were able to catch up on production to meet some big orders due at the end of the month. Word is getting around about Italic Bookmarks and there is a lot of excitement about these cool, neuroscience bookmarks. We continue to receive more orders each week and it is really exciting to hear how much people love them! Jack decided he wanted in on the action, so he sat down to make a few of his own bookmarks. He says that he is going to give them to kids in his class that need help with reading. Jack is really getting into the mission of giving back, and it is fun to see him dedicated to a good cause. You can learn more about our co-founder Jack here.

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Purchase Italic Bookmarks

You can now purchase any of our styles with just a few clicks using a credit card or your PayPal account. Your purchase will be processed securely through PayPal, but you don’t need a PayPal account to do it! You can make your purchase using any major credit card, and we will get your order in the mail right away. You never have to worry about shipping fees within the U.S. Just find the styles you want and hit the “Pay with PayPal” button. You will be taken to a screen where you can enter your payment information and shipping address.

If you have a coupon code or other promotion to redeem, click here.

If you would prefer to pay by phone, click here and we will contact you immediately to process payment.

We still have a few styles available for purchase through our Etsy Shop if that is preferred.

Italic Bookmarks – O’Connor

This new pattern is inspired by the work of Flannery O’Connor. The color is rich bronze with white spots. Each of the spots presents a different texture from the surrounding field in order to create a noticeable sensation.

$3.85

Italic Bookmarks – Shakespeare

This item is made of thick upholstery fabric with a pronounced textural element that promotes increased focus and helps avoid distractions while reading. This multi-color, geometric pattern is inspired by the works of William Shakespeare.

$3.85

Italic Bookmarks – Orwell

This item is made of thick upholstery fabric with a pronounced textural element that promotes increased focus and helps avoid distractions while reading. This blue and green maze pattern is inspired by the writing of George Orwell.

$3.85

Italic Bookmarks – McCarthy

This item is made of thick upholstery fabric with a pronounced textural element that promotes increased focus and helps avoid distractions while reading. This red and grey stripe pattern is inspired by the literary works of Cormac McCarthy.

$3.85

Italic Bookmarks – Huxley

This item is made of thick upholstery fabric with a pronounced textural element that promotes increased focus and helps avoid distractions while reading. This brown and green seaweed pattern is inspired by the writing of Aldous Huxley.

$3.85

Italic Bookmarks – Kerouac

This item is made of thick upholstery fabric with a pronounced textural element that promotes increased focus and helps avoid distractions while reading. This offbeat bohemian pattern is inspired by the work of Jack Kerouac.

$3.85

New patterns – these are showstoppers!

We just created two new patterns in time for the gift-giving season! These new items are some of the best yet. The first features simple colors, and classic old-school font accents. The second pattern has some cool interlocking swirls, and the brightest colors of any of our bookmarks. They are both cut from heavy duty, upholstery fabric with amazing textural elements. Here is a preview:
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Look for more pics of the finished product in the next few days. These will be available for purchase by early next week, or you can request a sample through our contact page.

New Packaging – the best yet

This is exciting news… (at least for us). We have been working with Duke Packaging to create a new custom package, and we just got them in today!

This new package features a die cut window on the front and a diagram of your brain on the back. The window allows you to easily see and feel the texture and styles of each item. The diagram on the back helps to explain the neuroscience behind the bookmarks and why they are more than just a bookmark. No more struggling to explain to your friends why you are so excited about the bookmark that you gave them.

Check out our contact page if you want to try one for free… Go to Contact Page

Wait… there’s more! New Bookmarks

There are two new styles of Italic Bookmarks available to purchase through our Etsy Store! I like the bright color of the Woolf, and I don’t want to put down the thick texture of the Stein.  Either of these will be a great addition to your “literary style” and will help enhance your reading experience. Click on the links below to see more, or to buy now. Each of these patterns is inspired by a famous author:

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Virginia Woolf

 

We will donate $1 to the Books for Keeps charity for each bookmark that is sold.