A couple of months ago my friend started a little thing called “Wine, Cheese and Documentaries”. It’s a night spent with wonderful friends, sipping wine and devouring cheese and other goodies while watching…you guessed it, a documentary film! Yesterday was Round 2 of WCD. We watched Helvetica, an independent film on fonts, typography and the graphic design industry. As a wannabe graphic designer, I found the film both fun and fascinating. Given the surge of typography art work popping up in homes across the globe, it was definitely relevant to interior decor. Designers and home owners alike are using them to instill a quirky and dynamic sensibility into their interiors. The best part is that graphic posters, like the ones shown below from Ikea, offer big impact at a small price tag.
1 – you’ll be seeing red with the Olunda Picture by Ikea ($59.99 CDN, 69W x 93L x 5H cm). I love how restraint meets rage in this bold typography print!
2 – get more for less with the Kort Art Cards by Ikea ($4.99 CDN/ 5 pack, 13 x 18 cm). Plunk them into an inexpensive frame and you’ve got punchy art for pennies!
3 – paint by number takes on new meaning with the Bild Poster by Ikea ($10.00 CDN, 51W x 51L cm). Count on this clever collage to deliver a curated feel in your home.
Art is all in the eye of the beholder. These days, art can literally be anything! So what’s your fav style of art? Oils, acrylic, mixed media, digital…leave us a comment and let us know!
Amy Walters is a Winnipeg-based design enthusiast and blogger. For more design inspiration from Amy, check out her blog aDESIGNdock.