Curious Prints

There's something about science prints that are just so cool. Perhaps that's why I was instantly intrigued when I saw the work and findings of Katie Maye of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

What I really like about her prints, besides their fabulous vintage quality, is how big they are. It's often hard to figure out how to decorate a large wall space, especially for all my male bachelor friends, and one big sized print like this can say so much. All you need to do is find a worn and faded wooden frame at a thrift store or yard sale and you've beaten Anthropologie at their own game...

I really love her vintage anatomy prints which come from a salvaged textbook from the 1500's. As Katie shares, "The pages have been scanned in, cropped and retouched to ensure the highest quality reproduction possible." The original art is by anatomist and physician, Andreas Vesalius who authored one of the most influential books on human anatomy. 

This butterfly and grasshopper print is particularly stunning. 11 x 14 in size, it is a reproduction of an old science plate. 

There are dozens more to peruse on Katie's site, which include vintage ads, comics and circus images. Click here to see them all. 

 

Photos: Curious Prints   Content: Sweet Peach