After all the international bookmarks I thought I would bring it home this time around and take a peek around our own backyard. With all the design press, be it in magazines or blogs, there is plenty of real estate to see the work of American designers and for the most part it would seem as if we know everyone. The bookmarks of U.S.-based designers I did in the past sixteen months are mostly of independent or freelance designers and less from the medium to big sized firms. Having put together a few of these Bookmarks posts, it’s funny to see how American the work below looks. Neither a good nor a bad thing, but nice to see that globalism hasn’t stripped away the personality and sensibility of each country. As with all these posts, the selected do not represent the final say on American design, nor is this by any means an exhaustive survey.