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March 2, 2012 7:02 AM   Subscribe

artfilter: Can you suggest specific prints and posters?

We are dressing up our new place and want to buy original art when we can afford it. For now, we've decided to get a few plants and buy prints or posters to frame.

What are some high-quality-but-not-too-expensive prints and posters you like? I'm open to all of your design tastes! Here are a few examples of art we like:

boats with personality

snowy oak

dreamy mountain

Also, how did your art fair through the postal mail?

Other criteria:

Under $100.

Larger formats.

Links to specific prints = bonus! (I've already checked out the sites suggested here.)
posted by mild deer to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
If you're into film, the Pop Culture Graphics shop on Amazon is an absolute treasure trove of vintage and foreign movie posters (for foreign and American movies). Among other countries, Poland has a tradition of making posters that are absolute works of art.

Keep in mind what they're selling are high-resolution prints of high-resolution scans of old posters, not the originals. However, unless you're standing a foot away from the thing and/or are weird about this sort of stuff, it's a moot point.
posted by griphus at 7:14 AM on March 2, 2012

You can find some interesting stuff direct from the artist on Ebay.
posted by swift at 8:04 AM on March 2, 2012

Frank Sinatra Mugshot, as seen in The Sopranos.

For something a bit different, you could try Viz Covers.
posted by veedubya at 8:24 AM on March 2, 2012

The Snowy Oak reminded me of Scott Lynch Photography. He sells 8"x10"s but would probably be happy to get a larger print for you.

Also, there's quite a bit of original art on Etsy.
posted by ThisKindNepenthe at 8:25 AM on March 2, 2012

I have had satisfactory shopping at 20x200... Limited edition prints in all styles for as little as $20

Keep in mind that framing is often as expensive as the art itself, especially for big things. I think that may be why wall decals are currently so trendy.

For decals, Bilk was definitely the first "arty" name I came across in the field.

Have fun, and don't buy anything you don't like.
posted by Heart_on_Sleeve at 9:34 AM on March 2, 2012

Thanks for the responses so far. 20x200 has been quite the morning eye candy and I've already bookmarked a few favorites... it will be my time suck for this weekend. I like the fact that each print has a limited number of prints, and there are new ones every week!

I like etsy, but it's not so easy to find a print if you don't know what you're looking for.

Links at this thread have also been helpful.
posted by mild deer at 11:26 AM on March 2, 2012

Wow, Blik's wall tiles are awesome! Thanks Heart_on_Sleeve!
posted by mild deer at 11:33 AM on March 2, 2012

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