It’s not always clear what Amazon carries when it comes to the things-to-hang-on-your-wall department. (There’s a lot of stuff like this.) But if you know what to search for and where to look, there are actually some fabulous posters and prints — 26 of which we’ve gathered below.
Photographer O. Winston Link spent a good part of the late 1950s traveling through small southern towns, documenting the steam engine’s last hurrah and the major role it played in people’s lives. This image is of a group of friends hanging out by a swimming pool as a train zooms by, and it feels so ’50s.
The Supremes at Lincoln Center, courtesy of famed illustrator Joe Eula.
We were obsessed with/terrified by this German movie about a 13-year-old heroin addict when we were in high school, and we know for a fact that Chloë Sevigny had this framed in her living room at one point.
A less traumatic coming-of-age tale.
The autographs aren’t real … but no one has to know.
Some ’90s nostalgia for the bedroom (or dorm room).
A very simple phases of the moon print.
Forget a vintage subway map: How about a poster from the movie about the person who designed the subway map? This poster is for Design Is One, the documentary about renowned designer couple Massimo and Lella Vignelli.
A 1979 exhibition poster that (very helpfully) comes framed.
From 1896, and currently framed in a Strategist editor’s bathroom.
There are few things more elegant than Alexander Calder’s Galerie Maeght exhibit posters. This one’s from a show of his signature “stabiles.”
Actual parachutes were held up by metal rings on this famous ride that made its debut during the 1939 World’s Fair.
A poster advertising artist Jacob Lawrence’s 1965 show at Terry Dintenfass Gallery.
Milton Glaser (one of the co-founders of New York) created this poster in 1968 for a show of “Big Nudes” at the Visual Arts Gallery.
A bunch of succulents that, try as you might, you won’t kill …
Just a delightful toucan.
This poster features an illustration from the first edition of Edith Wharton’s classic House of Mirth. The quote at the bottom — “You don’t seem to remember my existence nowadays” — is something Mrs. Trenor says to Lily. Very angsty and teen-bedroom appropriate.
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