"AdHouse House" bookmark by Doug Fraser
This was the best bookmark available at MOCCA this year and came free with Katie Skelly’s new book (“Operation Margarine”). The bookmark spent some time in that book but was not actually “used” because the comic was read in a single sitting.
Following "Operation Margarine" this bookmark fell in with "Dune" and then a Murakami novel before posing for this photo proped up against a banana. I wasn’t much surprised at the bookmark’s indifference between prose or comic book place marking.
I did note a certain pleasant dissonance between the symmetrical shape of the bookmark itself and the asymmetry of the house’s placement and indeed even the asymmetry of the simplified mid-century home in the image. I’ve heard authorial intent is a mug’s game but Doug Fraser most likely designed this bookmark for AdHouse’s banner image on it’s website and may have been surprised at how well the asymmetry lends itself to the bookmark format.
This will most likely end up on my year end’s list of best bookmarks of 2014 along with a movie stub to the Lego Movie and a Delta boarding pass for a flight to Las Vegas.