Hey Nerds! What's up?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to decorate our coffee shop. Right now our walls are covered in photography from a local artist, and the photographs are lovely, but they're not really the style I want to go for. There are too many of them, and they are too expensive.

The photographer was closely associated with the old owners, and I don't expect we'll maintain the same working relationship.

I'm planning to replace most/all of the artwork on display. (thread?)

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I'm looking for some advice.

I want to cover the walls in artwork, but I want to have a touch of Us in that art.

So that means I'm looking for public domain and creative commons science fiction illustrations, comic books, mechanical bits, computer-y bits etc.

I know we'll use some of the 1906 War of the Worlds art, because I love it. I know I'll use the cover to Space Patrol #2 because it's Wonderful.

But ... what else?

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NASA concept art, for sure. The travel posters they did a while ago, too.

My picture of Mike Hazard as a blade runner, maybe.

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@ajroach42 I'd assumed you'd be going for decoration with retro toy stuff; but maybe the overlap doesn't work with a coffee shop?

@penguin42 The coffeeshop has a very shabbychic farmhouse look to it right now. I'm trying to retool that in to a vaguely steampunk/industrial look, while making the minimum number of changes possible.

As someone who's worked the same fast food joint for nearly a decade, I just ask that you change the art once in a while, please?๐Ÿ˜€


A think a local (one move back) coffee shop did was show a local artists' work complete with contact details and prices.

They'd rotate every month or so.

That seemed like a win/win to me.

@ross officially, I am splitting my time. We'll see what that looks like in practice.


Offer fedi-artists an opportunity to display their work?

What's the vibe you're after?

@RussSharek that's an idea I've been considering, yeah, but I want to figure out a way to do it fairly.


Hang monitors. Rotate curated images. Print on demand?

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