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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Edward Gorey & DIY Poster Wall Art

This blog post shows a remarkably cheap way to decorate your home with some unique Edward Gorey Illustrations, perfect for kids and adults alike.


Who doesn't love the writer/illustrator Edward Gorey ??  

My brother had a Gashlycrumb Tinies poster when I was younger and you could admire it all day long.  It was artistic yet clever, macabre yet childish.  Just look at poor little Basil.  Awww.  Bear assaults are too cute!!!

A few years ago I found a collection of Gorey's illustrated work online, in paperback, and in large print format.

Translation:  Hella Cheap Wall Posters.  

Edward Gorey: The New Poster Book is a LARGE FORMAT softcover book (10" x 15") and filled with Gorey illustrations printed on heavy poster stock, perfect for framing. Sold on Amazon for under $18!

This poster book contains over 30 illustrations spanning work from Gorey's own books, as well as cover art and page illustrations which Gorey did for other author's works, including those of TS Eliot & HG Wells.

Edward Gorey: The New Poster Book, Pomegranate Communications, 2009
So at about 50 cents per poster, this is a super cheap way to incorporate some fantastic art prints in your home.  And the fantastical, gothic style of Gorey's illustrations translates well for children's rooms AND adult's rooms.  Love it.

I matted and framed several Gorey Posters for my house, and gifted some for friends, and I still have several loose prints at home, waiting for framing/mounting/decoupaging/???

So fantastic!

Nothing beats "original" artwork in your home, but for those of us who can't afford it, this is a unique alternative to buying your Wall Art from TJMaxx.  :)

Do you know of any other large format Poster Books?  I could always use some more.  :)


Framed Gorey Illustrations and Loose Prints from Edward Gorey: The New Poster Book:

Two framed Gorey illustrations and some loose posters

Loose posters removed from Edward Gorey: The New Poster Book

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  1. I LOVE Edward Gorey! I really like the Gashlycrumb Tinies, but my fave was always The Doubtful Guest ("It would carry off objects of which it grew fond,
    and protect them by dropping them into the pond").

    1. i LOVE the doubtful guest. his sneakers kill me :)

  2. Awesome, those illustrations are fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing this at The Fun In Functional!

  3. Yes, I do love the illustrations. This is a great idea. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime! Hope to see you next week.

  4. Great post you have shared with us about DIY Poster Wall Art, many thanks for sharing this interesting project.

  5. Wow, these diy poster wall art really have awesome look, nice to know that these are quite affordable to make, 50 cents per poster is not waste of money for such diy poster wall art. Keep it up.

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