Art on the Cheap: 5 Places for Posters
The online design shop of Austin based gallery and print shop Sebastian Foster in Austin, Texas, the site offers 2,500 posters and prints from about 75 artists for as little as $25 a pop. The whimsical, often surrealist images will add color and humor to any wall.
Although it’s been around for a few years, Society6 is still a great go-to for emerging artists’ work on the cheap. Sometimes the pieces veer into the overly cutesy category, but since you can pick between poster sizes, custom stationery, or an Iphone case (if you are lacking a piece of flair), it can’t be beat.
East End Arts Club
Established in 2006 by a group of emerging graphic artists, the East End Arts club regularly presents in shows and art fairs, but use their site as a way to sell limited edition prints outside of the UK. They offer to help out first time buyers, from general advice to answering “What is a ‘giclee print’?” or “How does one know something is a limited edition?” Of course, we recommend this handy poster…
The Calm Gallery
Run by a husband and wife team, this British shop is the anglophile’s cup of tea. Each artist signs their pieces and some are released in numbered batch editions with a heavy reliance on the always-classy letterpress.
Of course, Etsy is a veritable treasure trove of artisans hawking their wares, but cut to the chase with Stacy Rajab’s linocut, woodblock, and art prints. Each of the linocut prints are hand-carved and hand-pulled by Rajab, for a one-of-a-kind poster.