i discovered online affordable art retailer king & mcgaw at the instagram christmas market in london last month, and immediately gravitated towards their quirky collection of iconic 20th century posters and cool graphic art prints.
having purchased the iconic all is pretty poster from andy warhol’s 1968 exhibition at the moderna museet in stockholm, the lovely girls from king & mcgaw got in touch the next day to see if i’d like to test out their new online framing service. naturally i jumped at the chance – after all, such an iconic print deserves a good frame, right?
since i’m moving shortly i haven’t actually hung my framed artwork yet, but you can see it in all its glory propped up next to my sofa. king & mcgaw’s new custom framing service is incredibly simple to use and allows you to choose from a selection of solid wood frames, made to your exact specifications by framers in england with over 30 years experience.
all you need to do is measure the height and width of the artwork area you would like to display in your frame and enter it in to the calculator displayed on site. then you choose your frame colour from the seven choices offered – including hand-finished white lime, black ash, satin black or white – and your preferred frame style. simples, eh? if you need any help, they have this handy guide to help you choose the right frame for your print.
each custom made frame is shipped within 3 working days, and arrives in an extremely well-padded box, snug and secure from breakage, which had been my main concern having such a large frame shipped. you also have everything you need to hang your print included in the box, so its ready to go up on your wall straight away. i chose the simple satin black frame for my print to complement the striking typography and negative white space, and can’t to actually hang it in my new home soon!
i’m sure i’ll also be making a few more purchases from the site soon too as i look to create a gallery wall in my new home – something i’ve wanted to create for a long time now!
king & mcgaw believe everyone should be able to own inspiring art and their extensive online portfolio presents an unrivalled collection of artworks and framed prints that are simple to buy and affordable too. their commitment to artistry and craftsmanship has established the brand as the trusted supplier for galleries, retailers and museums across the world, including the v&a, the national gallery and tate modern in london and the metropolitan museum of art in new york.
amongst their extensive print collection are artworks by many of my favourite artists, from jackson pollock, georgia o’keeffe and mark rothko, to edward hopper gustav klimt and johannes vermeer. you’d be hard pressed not to find something to your liking on their site!
p.s. inspired to create your own gallery wall? you can see some of my current inspirations on my pinterest board:
this post is in collaboration with king & mcgaw, who kindly gifted me the frame for the purpose of this review. the ‘all is pretty’ poster, views and photography are all my own.