We finally decided to grab some of our favorite geeky art prints, to start a little gallery wall / art collage – inspired by Doctor Who, Bioshock, Lord of the Rings, LEGO…
(Disclaimer: If you click on the Redbubble links and buy stuff, we get a small commission. That said… )
The wall behind our couch has been pretty much empty for way too long, so we thought that a little (big) collage of geeky art/gallery wall would look good there. If you have been following us for awhile, you may have noticed a permanent little sidebar spot dedicated to one of our favorite sites – Redbubble. The folks there were awesome enough to hook us up with a few of their art prints (of our choice) on semi-gloss posters to get our gallery wall started. So now we love them even more! If you don’t know the site, start here: Redbubble Geek. Basically any fandom you have, they have tons of custom artwork for, which artists upload themselves. Then you can get that artwork printed on posters, phone cases, shirts, stuff like that.
We went with a Mondrian / Doctor Who inspired print, a Bioshock themed print, and a subway-style Lord of the Rings map. They ranged from around $12 to around $15 each, and the quality is great. Thick paper, semi-gloss, really good detail:
For frames, we used a $5 one from IKEA and the rest were thrifted – the square one for the Bioshock print took some time to find, to get the size right. We spray painted all of the frames gold, gray, or black. We also put our DIY baroque style LEGO minifigure display frame in the mix, as well as our DIY geek quote art. And yes, that’s a tiny framed Dr. Zaius from Planet of the Apes, printed off of our computer. We were debating between that or framed Bruce Lee or Siouxie & the Banshees shots, but a quick Instagram vote said to go for the ape. We also made a Star Trek vinyl decal and put it on a dollar-store gold framed mirror.
More geek art prints that we hope to get eventually (Labyrinth, The Shining, The Thing, Star Trek, Star Wars):
What do you think? Are you a gallery wall type of person? We plan on adding more to it, to extend it further down the wall.
(We were not paid for this post, but we did get some free products from Redbubble. We wouldn’t endorse anything we don’t like and recommend. Huzzah!)