We see those posters everywhere. You know them. Live, Laugh, Love; Keep Calm and __enter phrase here__; Just Hang In There! (…okay, Just Hang In There! is a throwback and totally acceptable in my home.) Oh, and those trendy felt letter signs. You know them; they’re in every IG feed.
Well, I realized that THERE HAS GOT TO BE SOMETHING ELSE OUT THERE.
Okay, okay, okay. This isn’t to say that those posters can’t be enjoyed, because who am I to say that? I decided to scour the internet on the quest for something different, yet still inspirational. Below are a few that I have found to be perfect additions for your at-home office, bedroom, nursery, kitchen… wherever you may need that extra push without feeling so… basic.
As a child raised around (sidenote: so way before my time that it is mildly inappropriate, thanks, parents!) Lawrence Welk and the likes, this tribute to Tiny Tim pulls at my heartstrings. This quote embraces the day, night and everything in between. So, when you’re up at 5am feeding a newborn, emailing a client in Hong Kong, or pulling in some overnight hours because your baby won’t fall asleep and/or you have a serious deadline to make… You can look up at this beautifully illustrated poster and think, You know what? I am having a good time. Or at least you can feel that way in retrospect and look stylish doing it.
Stephen Powers, who is also known as ESPO, has always had a keen eye for bold type and interesting phrasing. His work teeters between positive and negative, but it is always a little tongue in cheek. After attending one of his jam-packed openings a few years ago, I’m dying for one of his pieces to grace my walls. I love this piece–could be great for a loved one, or a shockingly different piece for a nursery or kids room.
I’m considering buying about 700 of these graphic posters in all the styles and just wallpapering the inside and outside of my house. That’s okay, right? There could not be a more fitting, timely message right now. All politics aside, it is a beautifully designed piece that’s purchase goes toward great non-profits and groups such as The Center for Reproductive Rights and Emily’s List.
This is definitely for the 80s kids. I get some serious posi Saved by the Bell vibes from this piece and I LOVE it. It would go perfectly in a minimal white/wood room, balanced out by a brightly colored pillow or piece of furniture (think this Eames chair in red).
Ooo, do I love this message! I’m feeling so many strong mama/woman vibes off this piece and I absolutely adore it. While we have to tend to certain obligations (dirty diapers and taxes… ewww…) Parenting, designing, creating, loving… can all be done our own ways.
So… have you bought any of these yet? Let me know in the comments if you have any other favorites you’d love to share! I love a good poster (my attic is filled with them, too.)