Batman Universitesi Yasam Bilimleri Dergisi
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Cilt 1, Sayı 1  Ocak-Haziran 2012  (ISSN: 2147-4877, E-ISSN: 2459-0614)
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1356291697 The Meeting Point of Art and Visual Communication: Exlibris

Human communication depends largely on signs in the form of written and
spoken words, images or gestures. These signs are merely representations of reality,
actions and concepts in the world around us. Symbols are profound expressions of
human nature. They have occurred in all cultures at all times and from their first
appearance in Paleolithic cave paintings they have accompanied the development of
civilization.
A pictogram is a symbol representing a concept, object, activity, place or event by
illustration. Pictography is a form of writing whereby ideas are transmitted through
drawing. It is the basis of cuneiform and hieroglyphs which are first used by
Sumerians, then Egyptians in Mesopotamia. Early written symbols were based on
pictograms and ideograms. The Industrial Revolution was the major technological,
socioeconomic and cultural change in the late 18th and early 19th century that began
in Britain and spread throughout the world. During that time, an economy based on
manual labour was replaced by one dominated by industry and the manufacture of
machinery.
Before the invention of the print, it was easy to discern the handwriting books. But
after the usage of the print, it becomes difficult. Bookplate, also known as exlibris, is
usually a small print or decorative label pasted into a book, often on the inside front
cover, to indicate its owner. The indicator used by the book holders by attaching
their books to specify their books to them, to distinguish them from others’ books, to
prevent them to be lost, to provide to be returned when found somewhere and to add
the book an art value obtained with another activity is called exlibris.
Thenceforth, signs and emblems are the representatives of their cultures. They are
used in order to communicate and direct. Also they are used as brands which display
the qualifications, services and powers of their business concerns.