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. 


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Sideshow Sign Co.

I got an email the other day from Jasmin Kaset and her husband Luke Stockdale. They're the creators of Sideshow Sign Co. in Nashville, Tennessee. Jasmin thought their salvaged creations may make a good fit for Sweet Peach and I'd say she's absolutely right on that...

They specialize in throwback prints and light up marquee letters. On first glance you may think their wares are vintage finds but in fact, that's just the inspiration. Luke makes everything himelf. As he states, "Everything I make is carefully aged and expertly wired, made from fine art canvas or salvage wood and bent steel, speed rusted and banged up proper." 

I really love this idea and his prices are great for the meticulous effort he puts into making these. The Eye Exam print it $90 and the Hand Shadow Puppet print is $140. Either would look amazing in a kid's room. 

The great thing is Luke can customize any type of letters you're looking for- with choices on wood and color. I like the idea of a simple word like MILK above the fridge. It' a quick way to add one of a kind style and flair. 

The Twin Brothers print is a 1950's reproduction that I love as a gift idea for a guy's office (who happens to be a twin)...  and it's hard not to love the museum regulation sign. As Luke says, "For hosting those raised in a barn, it may oddly come in handy." 

Custom words and lettering are Luke's specialty. Reliably stylish and fun, the large letters can work well for either your home or business decor. It's Sideshow's 'homage to diner culture and ghost town salvage.' 

We've all seen growth charts in people's homes but I've never seen one quite like this. It's 100% accurate to the measure, made of sturdy canvas and "hung with banged up wooden rods on the top and bottom, giving them the old school room finish." I love, I love... See all of Sideshow's fabulous creations here.


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