Digital prints have always been moderately popular, floating around on the odd website or two, with fairly average designs that would suit, say, a holiday home or something along those lines. In the past year, however, we’ve seen a monstrous rise in digital prints that are based on films, video games, a bit of both and then some things that are nothing like either. They’re literally everywhere. This is great for the members of the public who want affordable art that looks good in a modern home. Here are some of the highlights.
Art of Danny
Danny Haas made it onto sites like Firebox just over a year ago and seems to have had a steaming and very much on-going success since then. Prints include comic superheroes, alternative TV prints like this ‘Time to Fly’ Dr. Who tardis, as well as a weird mash-up between a storm trooper helmet and a panda. See his site for that one.
Minimalist retro prints
The pop culture retro prints around well-known film and TV programmes like this one come from Singapore’s Joseph (JoE). They cover from Pulp Fiction to The Usual Suspects and at just over £10 they’re a really affordable way to decorate a new entertainment room, or just to dot around the home.
If you’re looking to buy a bulk load of them, there is even a sale on currently that means you can buy 35 prints for less than £70, which is a flipping good deal.
Why does this matter to you?
Whether you’re an artist, a canvas print seller or just someone looking to buy some canvas prints for the home, this trend is good news for you. Digital art is already scanned into a computer, so if you know someone who creates them you can get in touch to buy one, and then make as many copies as you like (with their permission, of course).
Will the craze keep going?
Probably – This phase of digital design has got nowhere near the overdone stage yet, which is usually what it takes for people to get tired of it. For now, it’s still a really fresh way of working in digital art and a good way of people to express the media they love without going for the boring, standard film poster.
As more and more designers get onto it we will hopefully see fresh idea constantly being pumped into the genre so we never get to the stage where everyone has the same breaking bad prints in their front room. Fingers crossed…
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