We're not sure about you, but we've gone into full-blown Spring Cleaning mode. And after hosing down our rooms to rid them of the pollen, we noticed that things were looking kind of sparse. Lucky for us, Atlanta is home to a bevy of talented print-makers who regularly design Atlanta-lovin' prints.
Old Dirty Type
George, the brains behind the operation, is the type of guy who likes to not just get his hands dirty, but keep them that way. For years he pined after the beat up, weathered hand-made signs of the good ol' days. Then one day, out of exasperation and curiosity, he whipped one up of his own (and then another, and another). We're big fans of his rugged avant-garde style – the prints are made with a thrifty combination of coffee, charcoal and, erm, fire. And what could showcase our less-than-discrete love of city than this bad boy hanging on our wall?
The gentlemen behind Methane Studios may not be native Atlantans – but they've certainly done the city proud. Both illustrators share Midwestern origins and an affinity for 80's haircuts, corndogs and good tunes (hey, we like the sound of them already). They liked the later of those three things so much that they started putting their artsy sides to work by making gig posters for Atlanta venue the Echo Lounge. Needless to say, many more bands took note of their zeal (and desing-savvy prints).
Mike Lowery's hand-illustrated, playful prints have always filled us with whimsy (and a bit of nostalgia). And it's no wonder, his illustrations have oft been used in children's books (as well as been hung on many a gallery wall and found on a greeting card or two). Needless to say, we're pretty smitten with this map of Mike's favorite places in Atlanta (though we're suckers for animals wearing party hats, too).
ATL Vintage Print
At last, we can take our favorite Atlantan landmark home with us! Thomas, the brains behind ATL Vintage Print, took up the project as an effort to connect with gate city's lush history. We're big fans of his '20's and '30's era designs and the instant distinguished vibes they lend just about any room. (Who knew Waffle House could look so darned fancy, anyway?)