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fantastic (affordable) art


if there's one thing i tend to invest in the most these days, it would be prints. with the advent of sites like tiny showcase, a whole world of affordable indie art has opened up to habitual online shoppers like myself. i recently discovered we*heart*prints and am now totally hooked. whp tracks and posts affordable prints with links for where you can buy online. most prices are $30 and under, so for that price, you can grab a few as gifts or just to add some personality to a room that needs it. i highly, highly suggest checking out their main page and archives for some great prints. everyone can use a little affordable art (that supports independent artists!). enjoy- i'll be back tomorrow with a great new podcast! [print above by artist rachell sumpter]



Blogger kate said...

Also, the We Heart Gocco show at the wurst gallery still has affordable prints available: http://www.thewurstgallery.com/we_heart_gocco.html

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One other resource I absolutely LOVE is http://shop.deviantart.com - i's an offshoot of the thriving online art community, DeviantArt, and the amount of work available there is nearly mind-numbing. You could look for days. Not all of it is stuff you'll keep forever, but ordering some prints there is certainly better for someone starting out than buying a bunch of those posters of Bob Marley smoking a joint that everyone seems to have in their first place.

12:37 PM  
Blogger vespabelle said...

I was going to recommned the we Heart Gocco gallery at Wurst as well. I bought my husband a great print there (it's the I heart Wood one which is something we joke about a lot.)

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great site! This was the highlight of my day. I've been looking for some great prints that have interesting themes other than the usual coral/birds stuff that's out there. Thanks!

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too have been searching for art and have been totally flustered by the lack direction, variety and am SO happy that you've given us these links. I've actually bought 4 pieces from tiny and while they're cute, I've yet to do anything with them. I am in desperate need of LARGE scale art. Like 70x40 at least. if anyone has suggestions, it would be really helpful.

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.artocracy.org is another cool site that sells inexpensive yet cool art.

6:39 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

you're talking to the world's biggest amy ruppel fan ;)



6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Grace!

I have discovered a site called Etsy (www.etsy.com), which is a sort of eBay for art + craft. I thought of you because they have prints, and cards! And you might end up spending as much time on there as I do... (the site is built really well, which allows for HOURS of interesting browsing).

Giggle about the d*s team post you wrote: you are a 1 person powerhouse!!

Sabine xxx

9:11 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

thanks sabine :)

i'm a huge etsy fan, did you see the big story on them in renegade? great stuff!


7:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Help me out here,
Being a big print collector, I have amassed a good number of unframed artwork. Does anyone have a resource for affordable and good looking frames? Its hard to rationalize spending more money on framing than the art itself. Someone once told me of a mail-order frame company in FL; you order the frames to size then assemble them yourself, and buy your own glass. Anyone heard of such a thing?

9:05 AM  

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