Buying local art not only supports artists in the community, but is a great way to give your home a personal touch. No more off the shelf Ikea prints for me! I have recently discovered a few artists who are immortalising in print many of the places that I love in South London, some of which make me very nostalgic. Firstly the above images from South London Prints which I spotted at Herne Hill’s Sunday market. Lots of local landmarks are available in print which as well as the above include Brixton Academy and Herne Hill station. Visit their site to see what else they have to offer and most importantly where they can be bought.
Peter Forsyth is a Brixton resident who has done some beautiful illustrations of South London parks, with a big focus on Brockwell Park and the Lido. In fact you can see his work adorning the walls of the lido cafe itself. Other subjects of his illustrations are Greenwich and Dulwich Park, Greenwich Park is particularly spectacular with its sweeping views of London.
Finally I am loving the Lucy Loves This London Letters, available form notonthehighstreet.com. Although not exclusively for South Londoners these typographical prints reflect the things we love about different places and are presented in the shape of the place names first letter.
These come in big prints but also can be bought as cards, I have a proudly framed Brixton ‘B’ in my living room and want to collect more! Some other South London hot spots currently available are – Tooting, Clapham, Balham, Battersea, Putney and Dulwich. What’s more, you can make your suggestions for which place should be next on their blog.