Amelia’s Magazine | Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best Artist Prints for the Wall

There are so many to choose from, where on earth do you start when you set out to buy a print for the wall? Well, here’s my run down of personal favourites – including work from artists I’ve known since college and fresh discoveries that have won me over recently. Hopefully something will please you too.

French website L’affiche moderne has lots of bright art which is particularly suitable for kids. I love this psychedelic print, Back to the old house, by UK based illustrator C86, aka Matt Lyon.

Tiger Island print by Craig Yamey
Craig Yamey can always be counted upon to create something unique and eye catching: I’ve already got his Mystical Magical Tiger Island Print in a frame.

Midnight Foxes By Dieter Braun
Midnight Foxes by Dieter Braun is a bestseller on East End Prints.

telegramme studio bat_for_lashes poster
I don’t think you have to be a Bat for Lashes fan to love this print by Telegramme (though it would help).

Simone Lia-Wheel-of-Death
From Simone Lia‘s infamous Chip and Bean series, this Wheel of Death print is a real bargain, from Tinta Prints.

sanna annuka tonttu_print
I adore new prints by Finnish designer Sanna Annukka, which are a pure celebration of colour and pattern. Choose from Tonttu (meaning ELF) and Papatti (meaning FIRECRACKER).

Von is selling some beautiful fine art prints that focus on a fascination with the intricate structure, geometry, grace and beauty of birds.

I am always right by Andy Smith
This is a brilliant typographic print by Andy Smith at Soma Gallery – I wonder, does this fit your domestic set up? (we have a version of this up in our house… need I say more).

marinamuun Forest-Chill-Time_Print
For something a bit more whimsical how about this Forest Chill Time print by Marina Muun.

Whenever Jack Teagle releases a new print my partner is on it like a rabid (art obsessed) rabbit – this latest one is already on our wall, and a bargain at £12.

amie howarth shoes print
If you would rather get something a bit more bespoke, Amie Howarth will draw you or your loved one’s favourite shoes to order.

Ether print by Sherrie Webb
On Studio No.44 Brighton based printmaker Sherrie-Leigh Webb‘s Ether Landscape series features fantastical environments in imagined worlds.

matt sewell bullfinch print
If you read my interview with Matt Sewell a few months ago you might have seen images from his recent book Our Garden Birds – from which he has produced a series of bird prints. Here’s a bullfinch – will you find your favourite? Read my interview with Matt Sewell here.

Autumn Red Print by Petra Borner
If you are after a really large decorative print then look no further than Petra Borner, who is selling some stunning new artworks influenced by the colours and shapes of the seasons. Read my interview with Petra Borner here.

Made by Morris red bus print
Finally, discovered in a friend’s house, a paen to my local no.8 bus (sadly no longer available): by Claudia Morris (Made By Morris). Does your local bus feature in her limited edition prints, available from Not on the High Street?

Gosh I heart them all – if only I had the wall space.

Categories ,Amie Howarth, ,Andy Smith, ,Back to the old house, ,Bat for Lashes, ,c86, ,Chip and Bean, ,Claudia Morris, ,Craig Yamey, ,Dieter Braun, ,East End Prints, ,Ether, ,Ether Landscape, ,Forest Chill Time, ,Jack Teagle, ,L’affiche moderne, ,Made By Morris, ,Marina Muun, ,Matt Lyon, ,Matt Sewell, ,Midnight Foxes, ,Mystical Magical Tiger Island Print, ,Not On The High Street, ,Our Garden Birds, ,Papatti, ,Petra Borner, ,Sanna Annukka, ,Sherrie-Leigh Webb, ,Simone Lia, ,Society6, ,Soma Gallery, ,Studio No.44, ,Telegramme, ,Tinta Prints, ,Tonttu, ,Von, ,Wheel of Death

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