Art

A Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names

Should you need some classification in order to understand and absorb the wonderful world of rap, add this print to your list. Arranged according to semantics, there’s 266 sobriquets from the rap music genre.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: Pop Chart Lab

Source: Boing Boing

studiokmo Mapcuts

Check out these intricate hand cut maps by studiokmo over on Etsy. There’s several cities to choose from, in either white or color, and if you can’t quite afford the larger versions, don’t fret because there’s smaller sizes available (shown below).

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Say Yes More Than No Poster

I’ve posted some of Anthony Burrill’s posters before, but this one he made specifically to help raise funds for the Do Lectures, which are a set of talks in West Wales each year that focus on inspiring people to ‘Do’ things.

To learn more, visit Do Lectures site.

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No longer available.

Best Made Company Map Prints

Best Made Company is best known for their expensive, hand painted, and elaborately packaged axes that have received quite the amout of press since their release. Their latest in repurposing and remixing products comes in the shape of these “Everywhere” posters, which are wood block prints on found vintage maps. These are in very limited quantities for the first run, so act quick if you see one that you like.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy Best Made Company Map Prints here

Source: Bangback

The Working Proof

More art! Just ran across The Working Proof, which donates 15% of each print’s sale to a charity of the artist’s choice. The Working Proof was founded by Anna Corpron and Sean Auyeung, also known as Sub-Studio.

Two Dahlias (left), by Frances Pelzman Liscio, $100.00
11 in. x 17 in. (image is 10.25 in. x 14 in.)

Bleuités (right), by Irwin Barbé, $30.00
8.5 in. x 11 in. (image is 6 in. x 9 in.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy The Working Proof here

Art+Culture Editions

Add another website to your list of (somewhat) affordable art. Art+Culture Editions features artists such as Nick Cave, Chuck Close, Vik Muniz, Eric Fischl, Sally Mann and more, with some prints starting around $50 for a 12″ x17″. I picked a more expensive one to feature above (sorry), but there’s more below that are priced at a lower range. Right now they’ve got a promotion going on that if you spend $100+, you get a free Gursky print. Not a bad deal.

Shown above:
Bathers Under Bridge by Youngsuk Suh, $2,400.00

Some more favorites shown below, with links and prices.
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Atlas Tapestry

It’s easy to be a sucker for a map graphics, and we’ve certainly featured a few items —Land Carpet, Haptic Lab Quilts, Magnetic Future Map, Places on Earth — on the blog before that would go well in any well traveled or geography nerd’s household. I’d like to add this new Atlas Tapestry from Urban Outfitters to this list, not because it’s particularly unique, but because it’s both incredibly affordable and versatile. Hang it on the wall, use it as a bedsheet, or use it for pretty much any fabric-related project you can think of.  Material is 100 percent cotton and is available in orange or blue.

Dimensions: 90″w, 108″l (Fits a Full/Queen)
Material: Cotton

Purchase Information:

Price: $36.00
Availability: Buy Atlas Tapestry here

Anthony Burrill Posters

Check out Anthony Burrill’s posters. Sure, the colors and graphic fonts are nice, but so are some of the messages. More posters shown below.

I Like It (51×76 cm), £33.50
Work Hard (black), £48.50

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Price: £34.50
Availability: Buy Anthony Burrill Posters here

Custom Bus Scrolls

Well, if you’ve had little luck finding a vintage bus sign with that specific city/stop, you might consider a custom one from TransitDesign. Sure, part of the charm of a bus scroll is the fact that it was at one time actually used, but seeing as they can get a little pricey and hard to find, maybe it’s worth bending the rules a little bit.

Pictured:
Resort Towns of NW Michigan, Canvas 20.5 x 60, $195.00
Create Your Own Bus Roll, Canvas 20.5 x 60, $295.00
Not Pictured:
New York City Vintage, Canvas 20.5 x 60, $195.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00 and up
Available from: TransitDesign's Etsy Shop

Subway Roll Signs

Might you care for some subway art? Bold and graphic, these prints are based on old signs found in a Brooklyn antiques store. Price varies according to size and each sign has a limited edition of 125.

16″ by 20″ starts at $249.

UltraChrome© print with hand-painted acrylic gloss
Drymounted onto 2″ deep birch wood panel

Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Available from: notagallery

Ghost Cameras

Snap! Ghost Cameras are handmade, glazed earthenware replicas of vintage cameras. They come in three variations: 1960, 1970 and 1980, modeled after the Argus C3, the Polaroid SX-70, and the Polaroid One Touch, respectively. I’ve only seen these online but recently have just had the pleasure of seeing the 1980 Ghost Camera at awesome East Village store Alphabets. Ghost Cameras are designed by Yellow Owl Workshop and handmade in Portland, Oregon.

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Price: $65.00
Availability: Buy Ghost Cameras here

Society6 Prints

As some of you might be aware, there’s a growing list of websites from which to peruse and buy affordable art. I just found Society6 the other day, and happily most prints start around the $25-$36 mark. A few (or rather, several) favorites are shown below.

Shown above, left to right:
Hello Mr. VanWalsum by Pat Perry, 17″ X 23″ ($35.00)
myPONY by anthony zinonos, 20″ X 17″ ($32.00)
Illustrations / Love by FAMOUS WHEN DEAD, 17″ X 17″ ($35.00)

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Price: $26.00 and up
Availability: Buy Society6 Prints here

Can’t Have It? Stick It.

These stickers from Can’t Have It? Stick It. caught my eye. Take a look at the photo gallery to see the variety of placement options (especially for plants, which work surprisingly well in workspace areas). There’s also a good collection of life-size pets and furniture too, so if you can’t have the ‘real’ thing, you can fulfill your fantasies short term with the stickers.

Small stickers start at 4 euro.

Purchase Information:

Price: €4
Available from: Can't Have It? Stick It.

Linzie Hunter Prints, Postcards

Originally seen on Brain Pickings, the work of Linzie Hunter caught my eye. Her typographic work is based on the subject lines of annoying spam emails, which she then takes and turns into amusing artwork. Talk about making lemonade out of lemons, she’s doing it.

Say Goodbye to Love Failures and Loneliness (shown above), 22″x17″, $200.00
(The 11″x8.5″ size at $20.00 is sold out unfortunately.)

You can also buy Linzie’s postcard book titled Secret Weapon: 30 Hand-Painted Spam Postcards at Amazon for $9.95. Images below.

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ABC Photogram

A is for Arc, B is for Butterfly… see if you can guess all the objects that Dutch Osborne found and photographed for this particular piece. And just so you know, it was a winner in the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) typography category.

photographic paper
38″ x 27″

Purchase Information:

Price: $68.00
Available from: Spring 3d