Before you blame your bare walls on your budget, consider an art print under $20! As proof that art doesn’t have to break the bank, we found 10 options fitting for any wall in your house. Both quirky and cool, these prints will solve your white wall dilemma or add the final touch to your gallery wall. Click through to see why Andrew Jackson would approve.
Travel back in time and into space with vintage art that is out of this world. While these posters are fitting for the serious space enthusiast, even grounded art lovers will find themselves drawn to these bright, quirky prints. Inspired by dreams of rocket ship tours and outer space cities, we found a mix of reproductions and original art that are sure to take your walls to another dimension.
Don't believe a single poster can make a difference? Meet Rebecca Peragine, an artist, mother, and the founder of Children Inspire Design. Peragine started the line of wall art, cards, and stationary with the goal of teaching global responsibility to kids at a young age. Children Inspire Design creations — which have attracted the attention of major retailers like Land of Nod and Sprout — are made with recycled papers, scraps, and Earth-friendly inks, making each piece a stylish and thoughtful addition to your kid's room.
But Peragine has taken it one step further with her new Compassion Map ($40). Buy the limited-edition poster (shown with Peragine here), and 100 percent of the purchase price goes to Future Fortified: each poster gives a month's worth of nutrients to 20 children in Kenya. Now that's a poster with purpose! Keep clicking to check out the Compassion Map and more of Children Inspire Design's eco-conscious and globally minded goods.
I'm not sure if it's the bold color palettes, graphic prints, or cool fonts that I like most, but I definitely have a thing for mid-century posters. If you're looking for an affordable way to introduce colorful artwork to your walls, consider hanging one of these beauties. I've selected a range of styles that vary from modern and minimalist to cool and cartoonish. Click through the gallery to see if any of these would be a match for your home.
Scoop Up Limited-Edition Artwork by Devendra Banhart, The Pixies, and Other Rockstar Recording Artists
In January and February, Auckland, New Zealand's Starkwhite Gallery held an exhibit called Art/Music/Alchemy featuring artwork from contemporary recording artists. From indie folk rocker Devendra Banhart to The Pixies drummer David Lovering, the artists left the stage for the page, contributing illustrations, watercolors, screenprints, and more for the show, and each has been produced in a limited-edition run of 25 prints. Art/Music/Alchemy may have closed its doors, but you can still purchase the prints online, however far from Down Under you are. Let's take a look at a few of my favorites.
Looking to dress up your nursery or child's walls with new prints? Graduate from personalized name prints to full phrases. You can envelope your little love with extra cheer and happiness by decorating with posters that celebrate all things amorous — and your family's favorite lyrics. Get decor inspiration by these sweet, singsongy posters.
People across the globe are coming together to support and help the Japanese after last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami. Donations, of course, are always a welcome form of support — head to Savvy to read about the smartest ways to give — but the design community is rising to do their part in another way.
A group of artists have started a movement to bring awareness to the disaster and express their support through art posters. The common denominator between many of the philanthropic designs is the Japanese flag. It's fascinating to see how artists have altered the iconically simple red and white flag to make their own statement. Come along and check out a few of my favorites, and be sure to click through to each, as many designs are available for purchase to benefit the cause!
When it comes to city-inspired artwork, I am kind of a fanatic. In addition to all of the metro-centric designs I rounded up a couple years ago, one of my new favorites is The Royal Family Poster ($30) designed by Jayde Cardinalli, which celebrates 12 of San Francisco's most beloved eccentrics.
From the Bushman, who camouflages himself with leaves and twigs and scares tourists by popping out of the bushes in Fisherman's Wharf, to Marian and Vivian Brown, an iconic pair of identical twins known for their snazzy outfits and meticulously coiffed hair, the poster celebrates all of the odd fellows and fellas that San Franciscans love to run into and talk about. Imagine seeing them everyday in your living room!
Anyway, do you decorate with city-inspired artwork? Or are you not as mad about the place you live as I am?
I just saw the trailer for Sofia Coppola's new film, Somewhere, out Dec. 22, in theaters and was so anxious to see the film that I ran home to watch the trailer again. The premise of the story is that a sort of hard-living, bad boy actor (Stephen Dorff) is living in the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles and reconnects with his young daughter (Elle Fanning), which makes him reconsider his life of excess. Thus, the moody, atmospheric film treats us to some stellar hotel interiors. When I was watching the trailer, I couldn't help but notice this awesome poster that reads "Cold Beer Beautiful Girls" leaning against a hotel room wall — could there be a better motto to describe every man's dreams?
I did a little digging and discovered the artist. Wondering who made it? Then continue reading!
I've seen enough incarnations of the iconic British WWII "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster to last a lifetime. From rugs to t-shirts, the age-old expression has made its way to every home and fashion accessory I can think of. While I'll admit I'm very much over the motivative slogan, I couldn't help but smirk when I came across a few different Halloween-themed interpretations of the poster.
My favorite is by Iffer's Little Nest, who painted a skull and crossbones and the words "Keep Calm and Scary On" in white on a stretched orange canvas. Meanwhile, Craftily Ever After has a free, downloadable version in black and white with a spider motif. And Domestic Dork appropriated Craftily Ever After's idea with orange and black and a skull motif. She also created an "Eat Drink and Be Scary" poster with a black crow image, which is equally clever!