I received this John Derian coffee table book for my birthday in December and have yet to go through it. I have seen his work in magazines and in stores, but knew little to nothing about him.
It seems he has collected all these pictures and papers for many years. A few years ago, I painted some Victorian eye paintings, like the book cover, in gouache and put them in jewelry frames for necklaces and charms.
I too love ephemera, but never know what to do with it other than stick it in drawers, books and other dark places, occasionally framing some of it.
Wish I had thought of decoupage before he did. Actually, I did a lot of decoupage in my younger days, but they were more childish things. I'm looking forward to perusing this book.