October 10th from 2:00 - 6:30pm
John Derian is a designer who transforms printed images from the past, and in doing so transports the viewer to another world. He does it with the simplest of objects - a paper weight, a glass dish, a bowl, a plate - and the simplest of techniques: decopauge.
Each of John Derian's pieces begins with a discovery, as it did when he came upon a box of antique prints in a flea market nearly 30 years ago, of one-of-a-kind illustrations, lihographs, engravings, ephemera, and other treasures from the 18th - and 19th- century printed matter.
Now his legion of collectors and fans can experience the same pleasure with John Derian Picture Book, a curated book of 350 of his best loved images in lush, oversized format.
To pre-order a signed copy of John's book please contact the Upstairs at 805-565-1503.