American graphic artist Aaron Draplin, creator of Field Notes Brand, has been turning out posters of his favorite U.S. states featuring local logos, landmarks, wordmarks, and classic cultural goodness. Printed on high-quality paper in bold colors, limited-edition posters of Texas, Utah, Kentucky, Alaska and so on, will put your hometown pride on display.
You can get your own photos printed on a mug, on a t-shirt, in a book, on a giant canvas, so why not wood? Woodsnap offers custom photo printing onto wood from environmentally-friendly sources, in a variety of sizes and shapes. Choose your size, upload your image, and they ship it to your door.
To most people, international airports are just noisy, crowded, germ-infested zoos in which leaving ASAFP is always the main goal. But maybe you’re not most people. Maybe you really like the Billy Goat Tavern at O’Hare or that one bathroom stall on concourse G at MSP. The Runway Series artist prints memorialize the world’s busiest airports, showing an overhead map, stats and each hub’s IATA code letters.
If you’re a bachelor and aim to keep it that way, these illustrated prints from pop artist David O’Keefe are exactly the type of art you need hanging on your walls. Cartoon caricatures from classic man-movies like The Godfather, Animal House, and Caddyshack will send out the vibe to ensure first dates won’t lead to second ones.
For those randoms who somehow aren’t fans of the TV zombie series The Walking Dead, these minimalist prints from Toronto-based artist Ryan MacArthur will require an explanation. Everyone else will know what’s up immediately.
A pictogram conveys its meaning through its pictorial resemblance to a physical object. Designer/illustrator Viktor Hertz has applied this technique to some classic rock artists, like the Stones, Springsteen, Bowie, and The Beatles, creating a thought-provoking poster series. Can you name the tunes?
If conversations about the art hanging in your home all end with, “I don’t know what it is, she got it at IKEA,” these prints from Epic Frequency will give you more to talk about. They’re visual renderings derived from the waveforms of iconic audio recordings. Neil Armstrong’s “One small step”, JFK’s “Ask not …”, MLK’s “I have a dream” speech, etc. And if those don’t suit your decor, you can make a custom print with your own audio.
What came first, the artist or experimental drug use? Before you answer, look at this image of an alarm clock. Now consider this: it’s not just an image, it’s a functioning clock created by British designer Finn Magee. Weird, right?
Junk cars are cool but if you start filling the driveway and yard with ’em, you risk castration at the hands of your better half. A 1/24-scale model of the old Pontiac or mini replica of Grandpa’s truck is probably a safer bet. Each of these models is a unique work of art aged, rusted and beat up right. Park ’em in the man room and you should be ok.
Halloween is about horror and there’s certainly nothing scary or interesting about toothless Jack-O-lanterns or cartoon witches. If you want to impress the neighborhood parents, get a classic horror house re-creation from the crafty creeps at Haunted Construction Company.