Water Tower Art Prints by The Post Family

Chicago’s own The Post Family have finally released their Water Tower art print series online.  They were recently for sale at some Renegade Craft Fairs, so there are likely not many left.  There are three prints in the series.  They are 19″ x 25″ screenprints, have editions of around 30, and are only $20 each.  If you want one, you should scramble over to ThePostFamily.com.

17 Responses to “Water Tower Art Prints by The Post Family”

  1. I hadn’t heard of these guys! Everyone should check out the other prints in their shop, they’re ace! Got a kind of Hecox illustration style going on, really nice. I bought the reel to reel and cameras prints. Tasty-fine.

  2. They look nice, but WHY bite and put out work that heavily resembles Hecox style stuff.

  3. I don’t think Hecox could lay claim to inventing this kind of faux naive style. Besides, these are cheaper. I suppose the single colour of the water towers is a bit too like Hecox’s fish markets, but I really love the objects they have done.

  4. A friend of mine is in the post family, they put out great stuff and are talented artists, constantly working, def. a great bunch of people to support

  5. Your right guys – very Hecox, especially the camera and Hecox new Malrboro print – Saying that as stated above, I don’t think you could claim Hecox invented the style or layout let alone coloring – But they do have his feel.

    These are cooler for sure and also cheaper – I just picked up the Reel to Reel. I hope they gain as much attention as Hecox has – they deserve so.

    Thanks for the heads up on this.

  6. Not saying they are ripping off Hecox, but these do look like really cheap knock off versions of Hecox’s drawings. It’s like comparing Transformers to Go Bots.

  7. What now we are dissing Go Bots. I think if half of the toys that get made now are as fun to play with as go bots, transformers, og GI joes. That the toy industry would be a better place.

  8. i like em. simple. as much as i like his work, hecox wasnt the first, third, eight, twelfth, fourtyeighth, or ninetieth person to hand render urban environments in this manner. “drawing a city with lines” is something people do.

  9. yeah these are better. you guys are lame! keep arts cheap!

  10. the middle one here is my favorite…except the base of the watertower, which completely loses the beautifully simple depth accomplished by the top part. It just looks like a trapezoid.

  11. I like their subject material and yes their style is similar to Hecox, but with not as much detail. It’s not to say that one is nicer than the other, just similar. Like Banksy and Walker.

    My only beef is that they print such odd sizes for prints that i’d have a hard time framing any of them. I personally wouldn’t wanna matte the 19×25 prints to fit in a 24×30 frame, and there’s no way I’m custom framing a 24″ x 27″ print even though I love the image. $30 print and $120+ frame doesn’t make sense when I still need to frame a Creatrix, a few Josh Keyes and a couple of Failes.

  12. Nah, it’s simple. Michael’s has 22″ x 28″ frames, use the 40% off one item coupon from the ad, that makes it about $25, then get a mat cut at your framing place. Easy peezy.

  13. I don’t want to matte the 19×25 prints. I think the matte will completely take away from the print. A plain black frame is all i’d want. There is almost too much negative space as is and a matte would only create more. The black frame would make the image pop and the just having the bottom of full bleed print covered up would be cool. Any ideas on how to frame the 24×27 Cameras #2 print in a nice wood frame for cheap and I’m all ears though.

  14. AmericanFrame.com is your friend. Just put together 6 frames for myself tonight.

  15. How do you guys frame other than matting? Float framing? I dislike mat framing, but don’t have the balls to use adhesives, Japanese hinges or whatever they call them..

  16. Wow admin is making bank to afford six frames! :)

    If I don’t use a matte I will use spacers in a frame to keep it off the glass. I always use acid free foam core as the backing. Spacers are very expensive to buy at an art store, but you can get them super cheap here:

    http://framingsupplies.com/FrameTek/EconoSpacePageTwo.htm

    I’m with you on the mulberry paper hinges as anything wet freaks me out. If I go that route, I have a pro do it. I’m planning on float mounting my JK “Thunder” print on a box inside a deep frame. Pricey to say the least.

  17. Oh yeah and go for the 1/8″ spacers.

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