Black and White Posters
Yin and yang, straciatella ice cream, zebras, pandas, Marlene Dietrich's films and Karl Lagerfeld's fashion shows—the best things in life are in black and white. Fact. And that’s just as true of wall art. The aesthetic binary of light and dark harbours immense artistic potential and makes for a striking statement through hard contrasts and a rejection of the brighter hues through which we see the world. Transform your interior a monochrome paradise with black and white prints.
Zebra stripes and bandit masks
In the animal kingdom, black and white contrasts become essential means for survival. From the ring-tail of the lemur to the beautiful stripes of the zebra, geometric shapes and patterns on their furry coats are used to communicate. They can function as invisibility cloaks or devious deterrents against predators. Just think of racoons’ bandit eyes—war masks menacing to all opponents who dare to face these cheeky critters.
Panda bears are a case in point. Plodding along across snowswept and wooded landscapes alike, evolution has equipped our cuddly friends with a best-of-both camouflage—black for forest strolls and white for blizzard rolls. The result is simply adorable—and irresistible on a panda poster.
The domino effect
In painting and photography, one of the most important tricks of the trade is emphasising objects through plays of light and shadow. And black and white is the perfect palette to do so. It allows the artist to tease out contrasts and give the picture a certain intensity.
Whether it’s surrealist dreams, breathtaking cityscapes or aesthetic closeups, experience how light effects can lend depth to a motif. Rediscover vintage black and white posters in their original monochrome beauty and give your walls an artistic atmosphere with a certain je ne sais quoi.
As clear as black and white
A picture says more than a thousand words, but the aesthetic power of language shouldn’t be underestimated. Sometimes a simple sentence is enough to arouse the most intense of emotions deep within us.
Words often speak for themselves—an expressive typographic design doesn’t need to rely on colour to pack a punch. Its impact is amplified by its simplicity. Hanging a black and white poster with your favourite quote at home animates you and your guests to think. So share your thoughts with the world—your own personal philosophy set to black and white.