Jenna Malone, Milla Jovovich and Lauren Conrad's print making, statement-making pieces are practically dream inducing. With abstract prints in subtle hues, each pulls together an outfit that seems to float on air — but not without a point. You'll want to wear them the same way — in light, seasonal fabrics, like silky pants and chiffon dresses and tops, with the same modern ease and artsy-cool delivery.
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.
Online art dealer 20x200's prices are already fab, but now they're 20 percent more ridiculous. Through Sunday at noon, you can save 20 percent off of your entire order at the limited-edition art print and photograph shop. Just enter the code RIDONK at checkout to snag the deal.
Whatever your budget, there's intriguing artwork at every price point, depending on what size print you order. For example, $20 prints, 10" x 8", are now $16, while $5,000 prints (40" x 50") are now $4,000.
The shop also has a dedicated Last Chance selection of prints which are almost sold out. So take a look at those first. One of my favorites is the Praia Piquinia 04/08/07 16h04 photograph by Christian Chaize, but as I write this there's only one left! Good luck shoppers!
Update: this one is sold out!
For my wedding anniversary, I wanted to give my honey something sentimental. And while Etsy has some of the cutest prints, I decided to make one myself. Since it's a personal message, I hung it in a spot most house guests don't frequent . . . the master bath. Nothing says "Love" like potty art, right?! It's certainly the sweetest vignette in our house! You can see more details at Hi Sugarplum!
British Brookyn-based illustrator Claudia Pearson has decided to use her two new Valentine's Day prints to raise money for the earthquake relief effort in Haiti. One-quarter of all sales from her 12 x 9 inch Love Vase ($20) and Love Cloud ($20) prints will be donated to Yele Haiti, founded by Haitian-born musician and goodwill ambassador Wyclef Jean. Yele Haiti formed an earthquake alliance over the last day with six other organizations to deliver emergency services and materials to victims of the earthquake, sharing resources when it makes sense. They've already pulled together four airlifts of medical supplies, food, and other emergency supplies, along with teams of doctors, which will go out Saturday. These prints are beautiful and charming to begin with, but the fundraising incentive makes them all the more special and memorable!
Sycamore Street Press should be proud as a peacock of its Fancy Seeing You Here Print ($30). As you can see, pairing one of nature's most glamorous birds with one of the most luxurious styles of printing is a recipe for success. A vintage Vandercook letterpress is used to hand-crank these ornately designed posters one at a time and one color at a time, giving them a texture as gorgeous as a peacock's plumage. Top that with flirty typography and two keen color choices and I'm sold.
You may have heard of 20x200, an online retailer of limited-edition prints at affordable prices ranging from $20 to $200 (based on size), begun by New York gallerist Jen Bekman. The site, which sells works by both up-and-coming and established artists, gives nearly everyone the ability to afford good art. For that in itself, they deserve a pat on the back. Now, with new prints by Carlo Van de Roer, 20x200 is taking its benevolence to the next level.
Van de Roer's Orb 5 (Long Island, NY) is offered as a new kind of benefit edition. All the profits from sales of the print return directly to Van de Roer, to fund his critically acclaimed (and quite expensive) Portrait Machine Project. Orb 5 is available as an 11-by-14, 16-by-20, or 24-by-30 archival pigment print. It's beautiful, don't you think? If you like this one, you'll also like Orb 3, which pairs wonderfully with this print.
Prints by Madrid-based graphic designer and illustrator Blanca Gomez are now available at Velocity Art and Design, and I'm totally adoring them. Gomez's designs feature classically styled messieurs and mesdames accompanied by colorful balloons, raindrops, and other cheerful, child-like imagery. There's a near-stick-figure simplicity to her figures that evokes 1960s art; it's utterly charming. I'm loving this Monsieur print — the seafoam clouds, the shapely raindrops, the fedora: I can almost hear him singing, "Alouette, gentille alouette, alouette, je te plumerai." To see more prints, read more
We love the late 80's vibe of these mini skirts and think this era in fashion is going to be big again for Spring. Take a look at the Spring 09 collections of brands like Obedient Sons & Daughters, Lyn Devon, or Opening Ceremony and you'll see a distinct nod to this time in fashion. Pair these skirts with a buttoned-up blouse and a one-sided mane and you'll be the most fashionable kid at school--we promise!