Is there such a thing as too many London-themed prints for your home? Or really, any city-themed print to represent where you live? Considering we have three (!) in our tiny one-bed flat, I’m going to go with: nahhhhhh.
My love for London-themed prints began with this Columbia Road print we picked up a couple of years ago from an art store on Columbia Road. How very meta of us. But really, when Stag and I stepped into Nelly Duff that day years ago, we were enchanted by its design, both history and illustration representing so much more than a road: it was the first piece of art we bought together, in our first year of living together. Our first home together. And we smile every time we see it.
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Maybe this is what makes city (or location) themed prints so special. Their power lies in memory, evoking time-place-story in ways beyond normal prints and art. No matter where we go, Stag and I will have our London-themed prints to cherish where we met, where we married and where we lived.
Sentimentalism aside, city prints give a cool, modern look to any room. And trust me when I say: there are tons to choose from. When I set out to write this post, I genuinely was thinking of the two we have in our flat. I’ve now discovered about 20 different artists and websites I now want to buy art from. Thanks, internet.
— LONDON-THEMED PRINTS: A LITTLE BLACK BOOK —
While you can find individual artists and websites that stock one or two pieces, there are a few websites that are Meccas for London-themed prints. These are some of my favourites, for London ones and just for art in general.
— LONDON-THEMED PRINTS: THE EDIT —
- London Poster // Desenio | 2. Copper London Map // Kortkartellet | 3. London Print // 42 Pressed | 4. Tube Train // Rude | 5. London Print // Simon Staines | 6. Best of Shoreditch Print // Lucy Loves This | 7. Indie Prints Borough Of Hackney London // East End Prints | 8. Soho // Caroline Harper | 9. Wild London // Ciara Phelan | 11. St Pauls Cathedral London Art Print // Keeler & Sidaway | 12. Blue & White Greater London Map // Maptrail | 13. London Skyline Poster // Desenio
Do you have a London-themed print in your home? What’s your favourite of my edit above? Where do you tend to buy your art?