NOW AVAILABLE. The Art of the Monogram is a collection of fascinating stories and photographs of monograms through the ages. Hundreds of beautiful images from over thirteen centuries of monograms. Royals created the passion for the monogram beginning in the days of Charlemagne, and we have been inspired by them ever since. Written by The Monogram Merchant 's founder, Cynthia Brumback, the book contains over a decade of personal expertise. Please indicate below if you would like the book autographed and the message you desire.