Design is at the root of everything we do. To say it’s an obsession would not be overstating things. It has transformed our habits and our habitats. Wms & Co. offers everyday objects elevated by design and influenced by history. Each detail is carefully considered without becoming overwrought. These are exquisitely practical tools to enhance daily life. Use them often and they will acquire the rich patina of service. We think they provide an intimate, personalized and deliciously offline experience that can be hard to come by these days. In the words of Paul Rand, the great American graphic designer, “Good design adds value of some kind, gives meaning and, not incidentally, can be sheer pleasure to behold.” We second that emotion.
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this postcard, found on ebay, is a fine example of bauhaus-era typography. however most of my ephemera is usually found at paper fairs. I attend ephemera fairs whenever I can. early in our relationship, my wife would attend these with me. to find the real jewels requires a desire and perseverance that many people don't possess. dealers from all over come to these fairs. there are dozens upon dozens of categories of specialization. there are postcard dealers, too; a whole breed unto themselves. maybe you saw the exhibition of walker evans' postcard collection at the moma. I missed it.
I usually start with the miscellaneous category. I rarely choose to mention my interests. once you find something you like and ask the price, the dealers will generally pull out other items they think you might like. every dealer has a story to tell and, if you have the patience, it's usually worth listening. in this same vein, i hope you find my posts worth reading. thank you.