It had to be SCAD library-themed, so I decided bees would be perfect for this since Art The Bee is our mascot and honeycombs make ideal bookshelves for bees, yes?
Basically, there's usually a) bookmarks with just art on them or b) interestingly shaped bookmarks with little to no art on them. So, I figured that the combination of illustration AND shape would make for a great bookmark.
Therefore, I designed my bookmark to allow for both of these assets. It can be easily cut into a hexagonal outline if I ever decide to print it myself (which I really want to do.) Even if I had won the contest, they wouldn't have made a die-cut print but I still wanted to have it as an option.
And finally, I was REALLY going for a cute bee since the Art the bee that we usually see is a fierce-looking one (which is fine since this is usually the athletics logo.)
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