Friday, 20 February 2009

Pop art

Spring has sprung and it's time to give our homes a new lease of life. A cheap but effective way to do this is to buy a piece of art that you love and to hang it in a funky frame.

This doesn't have to be expensive. My latest poster purchase is in the form of the amazingly cool Ork NYC poster, see above.

Ork divide a map into areas and then label that entire area with its name in bold type. It makes for a stylish and eye-catching image, and combined with an chunky black Ikea frame costs a grand total of £40. Not bad for an artistic statement. Ork also produce maps of numerous other US cities.

I also recently struck artistic gold at a Keane gig of all places. Most band posters feature band members thrashing about on stage, or posing moodily. At the Keane gig however we found a long, thin illustration-style poster full of beautiful imagery, that wouldn't look out of place in a kid's bedroom.

It cost us a measily £5 and although we are yet to find a frame to fit it, once we do I know it will take pride of place in our home.

Anyone else got any tips for cheap decorative features?

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