It’s no secret that I love a gallery wall; they’re a great way to display large collections of art, and I think they add far more depth and visual interest to a room than a single artwork usually can. One of the most cost-effective ways to create a gallery wall is to focus on collecting prints instead of original artwork. They might not have quite the same cachet, but prints have become popular in recent years, and with so many talented printmakers around, there’s no reason to feel weird about it.
Personally, I have a lot of prints in my collection, many with a typographic element to them. One of my favourite London-based printmakers is Richard Roberts, who works out of a studio in Hackney and creates beautiful, moody imagery with a mix of photography, illustration and typography.
I own a print from his “The End” series, which I love because it brings to mind the old black-and-white films I devoured as a kid. At one time I also had his oversized print of the east London cinema Picture Palace, but I “lost it” in a breakup… le sigh.
I’m always on the hunt for new art though, and recently fell hard for the Therese Sennerholt print above. “Love is the New Black”, can you even!? Unfortunately it’s no longer on her website (I’m guessing it sold out in a hot second after appearing in the pages of Swedish Elle Interior), but there are others in her shop that I’m loving:
I’d love to know: how do you feel about prints? Typography? Got any good sources to share?