“Pictures on the wall” by nockii
We all know it. In an era where we are surrounded by the digital flood of images, with hundreds of pictures on the mobile phone, Instagram profile or in folders on your computer – often all the art loses more and more of its magic. Great memories, portraits or masterpieces are pushed into the background and are out of sight. Not for nothing the analog trend reigns again amongst youth culture – it´s all about taking pictures for eternity again. Printed. On paper. To touch, to smell, to share – using all our senses. No matter if it is your own images or by some other artist. Art should be back to the real life. So there is this possibility to print instagram photos as a beautiful book. Blurb is a good place for this, as the quality is damn good. And in the end you have something for the bookshelf. Or a personal gift to make someone else happy. You can also drop by in one of the many online galleries and safely snatch an often limited and high-quality print of an artist you like. Such as on The Saatchi Art Gallery Site where amongst a big range, the Charleston, SC based artist Austin Nelson offers a great selection of photographs. For your wall. For your home. Furthermore the other major thing is that you can find many great independent magazines that are out there, from independent art publishers around the world, like the London based antennebooks. Honestly we love all the possibilites of the digital world, but quite frankly, there is nothing like the feeling of holding something real in your hands, right?