The New York Public Library holds a wealth of unexpected sources of inspiration for artists and designers: from vintage valentines and textile patterns, to fabric samples and turn-of-the-century menus from around the world. For this online-only miniseries, Design by the Book, NYPL partnered with the leading design blog Design*Sponge to invite five New York City-based artists to sift through its collections in search of inspiration. Watch as the artists, who range from a glassblower to a letterpress printer, create unique works inspired by what they found. The artists are: Lorena Barrezueta, Rebecca Kutys, Mike Perry, John Pomp, and Julia Rothman. Music for the series was provide by Clear Tigers.