Recently I came across this incredibly neat poster from Ork Posters on a local blog.
I just love the graphic simplicity (or is it complexity – I can’t decide?). In any case, I love all things type and this print is no exception.
Ork Posters are made by a Chicago native who designed a print of her own city, got noticed, and was able to keep on generating fantastic posters for different cities and eventually quit her day job to become a full time poster maker /graphic designer. Very, very cool.
Prints are available for various places from Boston to Brooklyn, and San Francisco to Seattle. Prices range from $22 for a basic soy ink poster on matte paper to $27 for a screen print (my city art of choice). Mine arrived quickly and warm and snug in its poster tube, and I put it on my wall that VERY day.
One of the coolest things about Ork Posters is that the designer gives you ideas for various ways to display them: among them, binder clips! It’s always a good thing to be reminded when things aren’t standard-sized, and even better when you can get ideas (for free, and easily!) about how to deal with this dilemma.
I’d happily recommend these to so many of my friends and clients with more modern or eclectic styles; even for those with more traditional tastes this would look great in a fancy frame, sitting on a console table and propped up against a wall. And hey, there’s nothing wrong with helping to support someone as they live their dream, right?