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2014 Gift Guide: Art Lovers

Art has a way of affecting and changing a person’s mood, whether from striking colors, moody subject matter, or pattern. Sometimes it’s not easy to tell why a piece of art hits us, but sometimes it just does. Giving the gift of art not only supports hardworking artists, it brings a bit of life and joy to someone’s space. Check out some of our recent favorites in the art department.

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A Stylistic Survey of Graphic Design print by Pop Chart Lab \\\ $29
A cleverly designed, hand-illustrated history of the progression of graphic design from the Victorian era to the modern digital age.

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Fete framed print by Lisa Congdon \\\ $85
A Lisa Congdon abstract painting printed onto heavyweight, 100% cotton fine art paper framed in a simple, classic black frame.

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Turquoise print by Britt Bass Turner \\\ $35
A print of an abstract painting featuring blues and turquoises full of chaotic brushstrokes.

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Twin Peaks poster by JazzberryBlue \\\ $22
A colorful, retro-style poster paying homage to the beloved Twin Peaks TV series.

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A Study in Marbling poster by Scout and Catalogue \\\ $70
A massive poster that shows an enlargement of Scout and Catalogue’s marbling technique on leather.

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Vortex Laser Cut Artwork by Molly McGrath \\\ $55
A mesmerizing laser cut print with an eye-like graphic pattern.

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It’s Peaceful At The Bottom Of The Pool print by Matthew Korbel-Bowers \\\ $20
A bold graphic print of black and colorful plus signs.

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Berg Bild: Il Fuorn print by Sonnenzimmer for Ghostly International \\\ $110
Soft and eclectic color palettes and broad use of shapes always find their way into Sonnenzimmer prints making them unforgettable.

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Out Of Her Loop VII print by Lola Donoghue \\\ $200
A 3 foot by 3 foot print with bold colors makes for a striking abstract composition.

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NY14#18 painting by Jennifer Sanchez \\\ $300
Stripes and swirls upon layers of bold, neon paint for a high contrast, original mixed media painting.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.