Exhibitions / Publications · 03.06.2022

IV International Triennial Contest of Ex Librises ‘Numismatics’

IV Tarptautinė Exlibrisų Trienale–Konkursas NUMIZMATICIS. Trakai, Lietuva, 1999

Location: Trakai, Republic of Lithuania.

Year: 1999.

The contest topic was numismatics. 117 artists from 25 countries took part in the event.

Ex Libris (from the Latin ex libris ‘from the book’) is a book sign which shows the book owner. It is glued or printed from the matrix to the inside of book covers. In the history of bibliophiles such cases are know when the Ex Libris glued into a book became more expensive than the book itself. The Ex Libris appeared soon after the printing invention. It is considered to originate from Germany.

Ex Llibrises are collected. The main exlibris techniques are xylography, zincography, lithography, linocut, etching etc. The computer aided design is being used more and more often for Ex Librises.

This Ex Libris was also published inThis exlibris was also published in the magazine ‘House of Culture’, No. 3, 2018.