Do you tend to walk right past art galleries because you assume that the art found there is too “high brow” for you, full of subject matter you can’t appreciate and expensive? I recently learned of Classic Stills who are taking the stuffiness out of fine art by offering images that you and I really care about – pop culture!
Classic Stills presents specialized limited edition collections of rare and iconic photographs taken from famous movies and TV, sports heroes and pop culture icons. Described as a company of nostalgists as well as a team who appreciate art and photography, Classic Stills are just like us.
“We want to decorate our walls with artwork that does more than just look pretty or cool. Our rare and iconic images stir some of the strongest emotional connections we have from childhood through to present day: our favorite movies and TV shows, the bands we listen to, the teams we love and the brands we embrace,” says Classic Stills.
While you’ll instantly recognize many of the shots, a lot of the photos have never been offered before in limited-editions. These photo prints are curated directly with movie and TV studios, brands, image license holders and others who hold the rights of photographic archives and each come with a certificate of authenticity.
While not cheap, Classic Stills’ prices are quite a bit below those you would find at a traditional gallery without sacrificing quality. All the images are produced using the chromogenic print (C-print) process and printed on archival photo paper. Then the images are presented using preservation-grade mats, acid-free hinging, protective UV acrylic and hand-cut wooden frames. The prints you order will arrive at home framed and ready to hang within two weeks of ordering. Shipping is just $9.95 (U.S. addresses) and new customers can save $50 off their first fine art purchase. They also sell gift cards.
The collection of prints found at Classic Still include images from The Avengers, Captain American, Doctor Who, E.T.: The Terrestrial, Game of Thrones, Ghostbusters, Harry Potter and Jurassic Park to name a few. You’ll also find behind-the-scenes images, pop culture icons like James Dean, sports heroes and more. In fact, they are working hard to expand their library of prints.
I write about pop culture, arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.