This week’s prints are a series of maps called Typographic Maps (from $20), Axis Maps, a small cartography company that specializes in designing and building custom interactive maps. As the name imply, every element of the map has been designed using words and typographic elements. There are thirteen available posters, of which five are beautifully letterpress printed on Crane’s Lettra, 110lb cover Pearl White.
You can buy it on Axis Maps store.
In honor of David Bowie’s 65th birthday (January 8 ), London-based artist Von has published a portrait ($71) of the great icon.
The print is very friendly framed 50cm x 40cm and the price is very attractive.
Medium: Giclee on Cotton Rag Somerset enhanced 100% to 225 g
Size: 50cm x 40cm / 19.6 “x 15.7″
You can buy it at the shopvon.
While today’s featured prints aren’t new, they’re so politically incorrect and amusing that when we stumbled across them again, we just couldn’t resist posting. Designed by Brooklyn-based artist Mark McGinnis, these alphabet card prints ($85) are nothing like the ones your ‘rents used to teach you the letters of the alphabet when you were growing up.
At $85, they’re also pretty inexpensive.
Though not everyone
has a sense of humor will like these, most of them are guaranteed to get your guests talking. My personal favorites are Dd, Jj (I am Jamaican, after all), Mm, and Ss.
You can buy them from Mark McGinnis’ store.
This week’s print is CMYK ($307), by the Italian street artist Blu. While it’s almost impossible to find his original artwork for sale (most of his prints are replicas of his wall pieces), you can still grab one of his limited edition prints—like this one. This particular print is printed in large format on recycled chalk-white paper. I really love the emphasis on the only small colored element of the artwork. It’s definitely something I’d love to see on my wall in the future.
You can buy it from Pictures on Walls.
I love traveling, and if you love traveling as well as I do you need to get Places on Earth ($180) by Oliver Jeffers. This signed limited edition comes with 52 pins for you to keep track of the places you visited on the hand-drawn world map. Of the 52 pins one is red for your headquarters and one is blue for your next destination. Where are you going to place your blue pin?
You can buy it on The Royal We
Few things are sadder than a sad office. That’s why the New Rules of Work ($85) by Division of Labor, a design studio from the Bay Area, is the perfect poster set for bringing some color and fun into your working space. The letterpressed set is composed of five different prints, each one of a different color and a smart ass statement such as “if it’s really funny it’s probably harassment” or “stop tweeting boring shit.”
I’m a real sucker for prints and art pieces in general. That’s why you’ll see at least one every week here on Awesomery, starting with Coral Houd ($1,200), a limited edition piece from James Jean. This also just happens to be one of the only two pieces not yet sold out on his website . It’s a signed and numbered edition of 10 and it features accents of palladium leaf. Fancy.
You can buy it on James Jean’s website