Friday, 27 November 2009
I recently posted about The Print Club London's forthcoming Pop-up shop where you'll be able to buy prints by the likes of Joe Wilson who created these Brown and Obama pieces. I thought I'd create a wishlist to for anyone thinking about buying someone a print for Christmas. Good luck narrowing it down to just one!
Everyone remembers that the best part about school trips to museums or art galleries was being allowed to spend your pocket money in the gift shop. Culture Label has translated this childhood joy into an online store featuring all the best merchandise from the gift shops of all the industry ginats; Tate, the Royal Academy of Arts, Saatchi gallery, the V&A as well as smaller players like the LAB; Little Art Book. They have some great online gift guides, as well as a very cool blog- voted in the top 25 art blogs by the Creative Tourist. They stock everything from t-shirts to sculpture, as well as more traditional arty gifts like prints- my favourite are this dark mermaid number, 'Pearls' by Natalie Shau, £145 and the Amy Winehouse portrait by 'Oh Death'
One of the artists I work with regularly also has an Amy portrait in her repertoire- check out Twinkle Troughton's prints here.
I was thrilled to find prints by another of my favourite artists, Kate Marshall- on ebay of all places.There aren't many and they need shipping from the States but they're very reasonable, about $15 for 'I could gobble you up'.
RockettstGeorge is a great site for finding presents, mostly interiorsy sort of stuff, but some art too, like this gorgeous limited edition Butterfly print by Ros Shiers, for £70
Etsy is another fantastic place for prints- I could write a whole post, heck, probably a whole blog just about the prints on the site, but instead I'll just give you a taster, a couple of romantic pieces from The Love Shop
And finally, yet another pop-up shop, this time from the trendy RUDE illustration collective, who'll be gracing Stoke Newington with their pop-up Christmas venue throughout December- for opening times check here. You can buy prints like this London one below ready framed; perfect gift material.