Update Your Posters

–Author: Zac Feltoon–

While most cannot be technically categorized as ‘art’, posters are sometimes acceptable. The tipping point is how you display them.

Admittedly, I** had The Kiss poster when I was 18 and a freshman in college, but now that I am out in the world, it is not nearly as easily overlooked in an adult apartment. Many years ago I began the process of updating my wall art (and yes, art is the important description here) to say more about who I am, now. As your curation becomes better, so too should the way you hang your pieces.


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One step up from tacks&tape, this is really the minimum amount of work you should be doing. Believe it or not, a simple way to hang you newly acquired art/media is with binder clips. HOWEVER, if you do opt for this minimalist approach there are several key points to keep in mind:

1. Always use the same push-pin or nail wo hang the clip on the wall.

2. Always use the same sized clip per piece of artwork.

3. Make sure to keep the space to the edge of your piece more or less the same.

Hang you print media with binder clips

Next, two steps up from tacks&tape– the slightly more complicated, Poster frame.  West Elm, Crate&Barrel, and Pottery Barn all have other inexpensive options. Even IKEA has some good ones.

with a frame- posters look more considered and expensive.

Finally, about three steps up from your original tacks&tape method, we have the professional framing and art category. Art is very personal, it should “say” something about you and the things you like. Additionally, it is something that should be thought of as a collection or investment. While we mostly talked about posters here; There are many, many different mediums out there. This is just a start…  Note: Don’t rush it. Art is something that can be collected over time. You’ll see the right pieces for you and you’ll just know. If you travel a lot, you may want to pick up some items those trip locations… art makes a great souvenir as well as an excellent conversation piece for house guests. Here are some examples of art as a representation of your personality. Each of these says something very specific about their owner:

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**Article author Zac Feltoon , edited by Michala Monroe

7 comments on “Update Your Posters

  1. Matt
    January 23, 2012 6:32 pm

    All my posters are in art tubes bc im too cheap to buy nice matching frames… DIY or leave it blank?

  2. Matt
    January 23, 2012 6:33 pm

    just noticed the clamp hanging photo THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

  3. computer eyewear
    June 8, 2012 6:22 am

    That’s a good post.

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  6. Dustin Lopez
    October 2, 2013 7:21 pm

    . Always use the same push-pin or nail wo hang the clip on the wall.


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