Today I’m answering a question that awesome reader Louise left for me on my Ask Me post. Here’s Louise’s question:
Thank you so much to Louise for the great question! I’m have a few suggestions but first off, this is a great opportunity to talk about a piece of NYC art I’ve been obsessed with for a while – it’s the Monumental Guide to New York, a really cool, eye-catching print available from Swedish website “My Guide To,” and designed by David Ehrenstråhle.
The My Guide To site has city guide posters for several different places – unfortunately, the NYC guide is sold out, but the Monumental Guide poster is still available. The smaller size is 700 KR, which translates to around 84 US dollars. Of course shipping from Sweden might bump that price up, but I think this poster is so unique and fantastic looking that it’s worth it. If I had even one little ounce of space left on my walls, I would have bought this piece by now. Here you can see the Monumental poster and the NYC Guide poster in a few different settings:
So that’s one that I really love. Here are a few more options I’m into as well, a few of of which I own:
Danielle Kroll via Buddy Editions: City Living ($50-$100) // Manhattan Matches ($50-$100) – I have the City Living print and gave my sister the Matches print for her b-day. I LOVE the Matches print, wish I had room for it myself!
Now for something that’s a little over $100, but really special, there are these John Derian trays that my Mom and I came across the other week when we were in Bergdorf Goodman. They’re SO much nicer in person than on the computer screen! On the website they have a few options but in the actual store, they had piles of them, all with different neighborhood maps represented. I think one of these would look amazing mixed in with art in a gallery wall, and of course, a bunch of John Derian trays and plates all together looks incredible as well, which you can see in this post.
A few other options:
For vintage New York City maps of all shapes, sizes, and price points, check here.
Lots of energy in this photographer’s work.
I hope that helps for any of you out there looking for affordable NYC art. If you have a question you’d like me to answer about blogging, Photoshop, Lightroom, photography, decorating, organizing, or anything at all, just leave me a comment on this post, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out to me on Twitter!