So I was lucky enough to find an awesome surprise the other day when cleaning up the guest room closet. What looked to be a piece of old scrap paper, turned out to be an original M. C. Escher exhibition poster from 1970. Escher’s design work has had a major influence on my life and for that reason, this discovery felt very serendipitous.
Even though it was a bit damaged, this poster had a place on one of our walls the instant I realized what it was. A quick trip to Michael’s for a frame and some mat board was all I needed to make it happen.
I could only leave about 1/8th of an inch of overlap for the poster to sit on because I didn’t want to cover any of the small text at the bottom. So after some more precise than usual measuring, some tedious slicing with a box cutter and some careful taping, I had a really nice looking vintage poster in clean minimal frame for less than $30.
We placed it on the wall in our dining room adjacent to the big horizontal mirror. We think it works pretty well. Our house is starting to look a little more lived in and this piece is just another part of the progress. Check it out below and let us know what you think.