I've had a dream of creating my own bookplate or Ex Libris for a long time now. While my library is still rather small, I would like to personalize my books. It also makes loaning books a bit easier as you are more likely to get your book back if it has a bookplate attached to it.
For inspiration, I looked at Bookplate Junkie's posts for what are the current contemporary styles for Ex Libris around the world. Eventually I settled for a cartoonish design with a little twist: the design gives homage to a painting by Carl Spitzweg called "Bookworm" that I like.
Since I can't draw I hired a designer from Fiverr and here's the end result:
Now I just have to find a printer to create the bookplates.