Wednesday, May 2, 2007

How's your art hangin'?

There comes a time in everyone's life when you stop affixing your band posters to the wall with Blu-Tack. Maybe it was after you bought coordinating bedding, maybe it was after Jane's Addiction broke up, or maybe it was when you lost everything in The Great Break Up of 1999. Whatever the case may be, how to hang artwork can be a pickle.

People often recommend the Ribba at IKEA as an inexpensive frame option. It comes in a few colors and a variety of sizes but what if you need something bigger?

Recently, I purchased a roll of hand printed wallpaper, it is 28.5" inches wide and 118" long (luckily I have very high ceilings). Domino magazine would have me make a giant frame out of bamboo or something, but I am thinking a much more reasonable idea would be a poster hanger by Jorgen Moller.

The poster hanger is super simple to assemble and not totally obvious--which is just what I need for my wallpaper roll.
Rare Device carries a few sizes and uses this wallpaper poster by Hanna Werning as an example.

(Also, Hanna Werning is totally amazing just click around on her site)