Need Art? You Need Society6
Jan 12, 2012
Last year, I changed jobs moving off of the Hill to the private sector. With the move, I inherited my first real office. But as grateful as I was for the space, there were bars on the windows with a view of the alley. Awesome, right?
To spruce it up, I painted the walls a fresh color and set out in search of some cheerful art. But I was SHOCKED at what a simple framed poster, photograph or print can cost. And paying $150+ per piece was not a financially responsible decision.
Then, last month, I was reading a gift guide on Refinery29 that mentioned Society6, and online art gallery that sells prints and photos from lesser-known artists. The site sells everything from kooky abstract art to traditional landscapes and black and white photographs. And they sell most pieces in a variety of sizes, with or without framing.
This art print by Jacqueline Maldonado called “Where I End and You Begin” is the piece that initially caught my eye. And frankly, I was surprised since my taste in art has always been painfully traditional. But I loved the vibrant colors so much that I ordered this and two other pieces (Arpeggi and Rise) in the same style.
And the best part? I bought all three for the same price as one framed piece from the other site that I was using.
I think Society6 is a great concept. I’ve given several smaller pieces as gifts to friends, and even purchased a piece for my apartment. The prices are reasonable for the quality of the product, and the turnaround time is very quick. My only complaint would be the cost of shipping, but given what your mailing, it makes sense.
Do you have art hanging in your office or home? If so, where did you find it?
P.S. Yes, I know this isn’t technically a fashion post. But I think that what you hang on your office walls can not only bring joy to your office space but also convey a message to co-workers and employers.