It’s hard to even conceive that anyone would buy some mass-produced poster from a chain store rhyming with Schmoys R Us, considering there are about six zillion original pieces right here, and at great prices, too.
Here are just a few of the options that make us wish our kids had more walls.
It’s so awesome to find fairy tale art that doesn’t have some licensed Disney character on it. We’d love to own one of the original textural collages from Danita, but would happily settle for her prints.
We loved John W. Golden before he was like Mr. Popular Poster Guy. This trio of space-themed illustrations would look terrific in a modern boy’s room.
Yep, we have a thing for space-themes. KidsHaus’s gocco space boy is high on the covet list. It would be awesome if she made a girl version, too. (Cough, ahem.)
We love how this little bear is dreamily counting to 8. 10 is just soooo predictable, don’t you think?
It doesn’t get much cooler than a girl with a guitar…Except maybe a girl with a drum kit.
You have to include something with owls in a 2009 kids art wrap-up, right? I mean, we hear it’s required. In that case, we pick collage artist Kate Endle, who has a ton of cute options in the birds of prey department — provided they don’t give your kid any ideas about staying up all night.
This print from Sarah Jane Studios would be beautiful in a more traditional girl’s room. It looks like the beginning of dozens of bedtime stories.
Not everything in a baby’s room has to scream BABY. Rosemary Pierce-Lackey’s mixed media bamboo sculpture would look fantastic over a crib. (Just um, don’t hang it too low. Trust us on that one.)
Grab this letterpress alphabet print for your next shower gift; the pink and blue helps you hedge your bets on gender appropriateness. Also good for any sexually-confused babies out there.
Lindsay Brackeen’s artwork looks like it was plucked right out of the pages of a Caldecott-winning children’s book.
We can never resist a good backstory. Lab Partners created this cheery, handprinted gocco lion print in a limited run to help raise money for Ugandan school children.
Paul Rudd had that great line in Knocked Up about how he wished he liked anything in life nearly as much as kids like bubbles. Turns out, that’s true. And we’re guessing they’d like this print, too.
Photography is a more unexpected choice for a nursery, and Anna Dykema’s pics of vintage toy cars won’t be outgrown as fast as art featuring bunnies or teddy bears.