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Art Deco ephemera collection on display at Book Club of California


The Book Club of California is hosting a fascinating exhibition for fans of Art Deco, which opens on January 27 and runs until April 28. ‘Design for Modernity:  Art Deco Ephemera from the Collection of Bruce Shyer’ displays art deco motifs printed on programs, menus, travel brochures, matchbox and luggage labels, catalogs, playing cards, business cards, signs, sheet music, letterheads, blotters and much more.

Bruce Shyer, a retired attorney, currently serves as vice-president of the Ephemera Society of America. He is also a collector of books and ephemera about bookselling.

His collection is an insight into the stylish design era of the 1920s and 1930s. You will see chevrons, sunbursts, zigzags, lightning bolts, ray bands, and silhouettes galore if you go along to the Club, which is located on Sutter Street in San Francisco.

The gallery is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and it’s free. It opens with an event on January 27 between 5pm and 7pm where Mr Shyer will introduce his collection.

The Book Club of California celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. It’s a true haven for bibliophiles.

More details on the Art Dec exhibition.

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