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March 05, 2014

The Art of Online

By Jason Chen | Art

Tiger Flower Studio at Print Collection
Photo courtesy of Tiger Flower Studio

As much as the Internet has revolutionized commerce, most websites that sell wall decor have fallen into two camps: a repository of movie-poster reproductions meant for a freshman dorm or a high-end art dealer offering one-of-a-kind pieces for exorbitant sums. Thankfully, though, there’s a new breed of websites offering tasteful prints to fill the space in between.

Print Collection (prints, from $20; printcollection.com) stocks top-quality reproductions of vintage advertising, botanical illustrations and—our favorite—minimalist interpretations of each of the 50 states, called “State of America.” Working with fine artists including Mita Corsini Bland, Kazumi Yoshida and Harrison Howard, Tiger Flower Studio (prints, from $200; tigerflowerstudio.com) creates limited-edition prints of their works using archival pigment inks and museum-level digital giclée printers.

For cartography enthusiasts, The Future Mapping Company (prints, from $40; futuremaps.co.uk) takes mapmaking to stunningly modern levels, using a lithographic printing process that incorporates sharp colors and metallics to create world maps and detailed versions of London, San Francisco and New York.