There’s nothing that makes a cracker of a present for either yourself or your best mate than a fresh, new art print that a) easily jazzes up a room, b) supports a small business and c) doesn’t need to cost much. So we thought we’d round up our favourite online spots to buy them from – all designs can be purchased online and prices start from around £15 for A4 sizes. Just add a Wilko frame and voila, cute pick-me-up sorted.
Manchester-born Eleanor creates fun, bright prints that include everything from leopards and rainbows to classic heart-warming quotes. She’s also recently expanded into other products like mugs, tea towels, aprons and kids’ bags – and some of her designs are now stocked at John Lewis. Her A4 prints cost £15 and prices go up to £45 for an A1 unframed design. She’s a great all-rounder whether you’re looking for something to celebrate a mate’s new baby or something a bit sexy and statement for your gallery wall.
We’re obsessed with the warm, calming colour palette that runs through all of Emma’s glorious designs – soft blush pinks, muted blues and lots of natural hues (we know, we know, excellent rhyming skills). Whilst her A4 prints start at £35, you can opt to buy the digital versions for as little as £16.80 – she also offers packs of postcards at £9 (seven in a pack) which could easily be mounted and framed for your entire friendship group. We love the animal alphabet prints for kids, as well as her abstract landscape designs.
HAND and PALM
One of the best things to come out of 2020 was the launch of HAND and PALM – and already it’s been a huge Instagram hit with fans including Alex Stedman and Charlotte Jacklin. Set up by London artist Luci, prints feature big, bold quotes and come in a pleasing colour palette of millennial pink (obvs), deep blue, emerald and peach. Luci’s signature palm drawing also features on lots of the designs (and has also been snapped up to use as a tattoo drawing!). They’re feel good, very pretty and A5 prints start at £15.
Max Made Me Do It
Founded by Carol Maxwell whilst she was on maternity leave, Max Made Me Do It is most infamous in the online world for two things: Carol’s incredibly cute initial nursery designs, and her watercolour bouquet prints that commemorate the spring 2020 lockdown. Every piece is incredibly detailed and we love the connection to nature woven throughout. Prices start at £18 for an A4 print.