Are your Pinterest boards filled with images of eclectic, colourful gallery walls? Where do they find all these cool, quirky and unique prints? Well, I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that I’ve spent a purely irrational number of hours scouring the internet for the elusive answer to this question. Here are my top picks.
Print Sisters Archive
London-based Claudia and Alexia (who are, pleasingly, actually sisters) lovingly house and archive authentic vintage textile design artworks from as early as the 1800s. Each artwork in their print collection has been reworked and revived and is limited to 50 editions per design, per colourway, to honour the originality of each piece. From £35 at printsistersarchive.com.
This Amsterdam-based online emporium helpfully curates and digitally restores art exhibition posters and vintage works. They also create their own artworks, including the Matisse cut-outs inspired prints you’ve likely seen all over your feeds. There’s a massive selection on offer, but it’s curated brilliantly. Prints from £32 at pstrstudio.com.
The Printable Concept
This online art platform features a curated selection of delightfully playful and on-trend art from emerging and established artists from around the world, as well as pieces designed by the in-house studio. Stylish yet affordable, every piece is available to download and print at home (or you can opt for delivered ready to hang). Ideal for a quick, budget-friendly, yet impactful decor update. Digital downloads are $7 (about £5.20) at theprintableconcept.com, and a selection are even available for free!
Freelance illustrator and artist Astrid Wilson’s ‘it’ ‘Flower Market’ series can be spotted adorning walls in the background of countless fashionista selfies worldwide. Astrid wants to bring us ‘a glimpse of happiness’ with her art, and it doesn’t seem surprising that her cheerful colour palette and childlike style have proved appealing against the backdrop of a global pandemic. Postcards from kr45 (about £3.90) and prints from kr299 (about £25.90) at astridwilson.com.
Cabin Journal is the risograph printing passion project of Canadian Emily Taylor, who spends her 9-5 working on client illustration and surface design projects for advertising, publications, product designs and more. Emily’s cute and colourful illustrations of flowers, food and household objects are worth the $12 shipping from Canada, imo. Greeting cards from $3 (about £1.70), prints from $10 (about £5.70) at cabinjournal.ca.