In February I did a post about the amazing range of images and art prints that are available at Easyart. (You can check out that post here.) Since then, Easyart has had a name change and is now known as King & McGaw, but the fabulous quality and range is still the same and comes highly recommended by Fashion-Mommy. I was recently sent a beautiful print that is now taking pride of place in my living room, and I have to say that the all round service by King McGaw makes them very easy to recommend.
For me personally, one of the main things I worry about when ordering a framed print is that the glass will somehow be damaged in transit. This happened to me before when I ordered an expensive Lowry framed canvas that was smashed before it got to me. But Kip McGaw have really thought about this, and the images are housed in a rather than box, with packaging that keeps the picture in place – there is no room for movement in the box and therefore little chance of it being smashed and therefore disappointing you.
The print that I chose is just perfect for a Art Deco fan. It is a Penguin classic cover of one of my favourite books from the Jazz Age, F Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’. This was first published in 1925 and is rightly acknowledged as Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. The Penguin Classic covers have become a design classic and are now being reproduced on everything from tote bags to tea towels, as well as used again as book covers for re-issued editions. The Gatsby cover is a deep orange shade, with no image other than the famous penguin – it is stark, simple and beautiful, and when framed in a stylish black frame, it makes a real statement on any wall.
If you are a fan of the Penguin covers, King &McGaw has a whole range, from George Orwell’s 1984 to issues from Virginia Woolf, PG Wodehouse and Jane Austen. There are also beautiful reproductions of children’s classics like ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ which would be lovely in a child’s bedroom. Prices start from £14.95 for a small art print unframed (paper size 40x30cm). A framed print in a box frame, with the image mounted and gallery grade glass costs £60.66.
*With thanks to King & McGaw for the opportunity to review a print.