Shelf Life

Shelf Life

By Virginia Gardiner / Photos by Céline Clanet
Though he appears to live alone, this graphically inclined Parisian commissioned an apartment that deftly houses his many roommates—scores of beloved comics—as well.

Mathieu Vinciguerra has loved comic books since childhood, when he began collecting them with his older brother. "My grandmother disapproved," he remembers. "She wanted us to read ‘proper’ books." But his youthful obsession has proven fruitful—today, as art director at the French advertising giant Publicis, he designs ad campaigns for clients including Orange, Renault, and Wonderbra.

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