The designer behind these framed firsts, who goes by the name Mister Arthurious, is, according to Uncommon Goods: “Fascinated with the history of graphic design, he combs through flea markets and private collections hunting for vintage design ephemera magazines, books, catalogs, trade cards, antique maps, matchboxes, postcards and more. He collects and catalogs them in his New York City studio. Through his archives, Arthurious is able to draw inspiration from creative minds and techniques of times past. He makes high-resolution prints of some of his finds, and is working on a series of design publications that document his work.”
We say, the more ‘library chic’ the better. With apologies to Anthony Powell, author of Books Do Furnish a Room (1971).