by shophousedesign

Today’s blog lovin post gives you a peek into one of the aspects of our job that we love, selecting art!

One part of what we do is commission pieces from artists and then custom frame each piece. We start by coming up with a concept, sometimes by collaborating with the artist and present it to our client.

We have been working on a custom frame for a print from the exhibition by British artist Damien Hirst. This specific print “End of an Era” was featured in a solo exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery in New York City in 2012 and was previously featured in a group exhibition at the Tate Modern in London. We absolutely love this gold, metal frame!

We rely on finding or commissioning the coolest art pieces to really showcase our clients personality. We love collaborating with artists to commission custom pieces that are edgy and unique.

This is the initial drawing of the proof. We wanted to use some rap lyrics and settled on ‘City of Compton’ from the song California Love. We met with the artist to come up with the type concept, a mix between script and Olde English (which pays homage to Eazy E). Both this piece and the Damien Hirst piece were done for a client in Rittenhouse Square in a historic townhome. In true SHOPHOUSE style, the pieces added the perfect amount of funk to the refined feel of the rest of the space.

Here is the piece installed in the clients home. We had it custom framed, with a simple black frame to really let the art shine..

We’re huge fans of prints, type and art, to check out some of our inspiration look at our Art page on Pinterest!