About Us

President - Robin K. Blum

In My BookŪ was conceived and developed by Robin K. Blum of Brooklyn, New York. Long involved in technical and administrative theater, Blum used the discipline of her work in theater to effectively collaborate with a team of talented individuals.

Blum worked as Publisher's Associate for seven years at Kane/Miller Book Publishers before selling the first In My BookŪ card in May 2000.

Starting with the basic concept of "bookmark" and incorporating the person-to-person aspect of "greeting card", Blum combines the two ideas into a new type of product that recycles from a greeting card into a bookmark. Working with two talented graphic artists, Meredith Hamilton and Anthony Russo, Blum has produced an innovative card that will both convey timely greetings and still serve as a long-lasting reminder of the sender.

Illustrator - Meredith Hamilton

Daughter of two UT professors, Hamilton was raised in Austin, Texas. She studied literature at Brown University, and received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Formerly Art Director of Graphics at Newsweek Magazine and an art assistant at Time, Inc., Hamilton learned from the weeklies how to quickly produce an appealing image to illustrate a topic in the news.

Her illustrations have been published in The New York Times, Doubleday Books and Broadway Books, and have been featured in ads for Singapore Airlines and Visa International, as well as on several pieces of Steuben Glass.

After years of drawing on computers, Hamilton has returned to drawing on textured watercolor paper with an old-fashioned copperplate pen. We think the results are delightful.

Have a look at www.meredithhamilton.com

Logo Illustrator - Anthony Russo

The scratchboard logo illustration of an open book and bookmark border were drawn by Anthony Russo. In addition to his striking New Yorker headers (Shouts & Murmurs, etc), he has contributed to GQ, Esquire, Vogue, and The New York Times. A former RISD student, Russo has also taught at the Rhode Island School of Design.

See his work at: www.russoart.com