First off, Happy Valentine’s Day! On the one day each year that we devote solely to love, I’ve got a few great adorations of my own to share…
I have a deep appreciation for interior design and a fondness for decorating my own walls with creative and artistic representations of things I admire and draw inspiration from. If I weren’t an advertising and design student, I have no doubt that I would have chosen interior architecture or fine arts as my major. That being said, this week’s series of three is all about the many prints I wish would adorn my own walls. Take a peek:
Image courtesy of House Industries
1. “Stencil 5” from House Industries
Hand printed by David Dodde and sold by House Industries, this “Stencil 5″ print is absolutely gorgeous. The bold contrast between the foreground and background colors helps to clearly show the lines and curves of the number, which is a character from the Eames Century Modern Stencil typeface designed by Erik van Blokland. Produced on recycled, acid-free Black French Paper, the print is a whopping 20″x26″ in size. For only $45, I’m seriously considering tossing this piece in my shopping cart—and if I had an extra $275 laying around, I’d probably spring for the font, too!
Image courtesy of Jessica Hische
2. “Letterpressed &” by Jessica Hische
This print combines a few of my very favorite things—letterpress, whimsical design and the ampersand. I love the creativity and simple elegance inherent in Jessica Hische’s “Letterpressed &” piece. With a limited edition of only 145 prints produced, this is truly a must-have. The ink Hische chose is the perfect combination of soft blue and subtle green, and the artistic flair she infused into the design is really quite delicate and playful. 8″x8″ in size, the print is available for $40.00 from Hische’s online store.
Image courtesy of Keep Calm Gallery
3. “Oh Deer” from Keep Calm Gallery
I’ll admit, I pay close attention to the creative minds behind Keep Calm Gallery, frequently checking the company’s site for new merchandise and creative products. While this hand-pulled screen print has been available in the gallery for quite some time, it still remains one of my favorites. While shipping is slightly pricier that usual since Keep Calm Gallery is based in the UK, this piece—at 21.5″x15.5″ in size—would definitely be worth it.
Whether they’re sculpted, drawn or fused from metal, I love artistic representations of deer heads—I call it a playful fixation, likely derived from the glorious weeks I enjoyed with my extended Minnesotan family during every summer throughout my childhood—and this print is the perfect piece to feed my obsession. I picture it hanging between two bookcases filled with books from my design library or framed and leaning atop an antique chest of drawers.
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Are there pieces of artwork out there that you can’t seem to get enough of? Am I missing out on an awesome screen print or letterpress creation that I’m sure to love? Let me know what pieces you’ve got your eyes on—I’m always looking for inspiration and decoration!