I Like Boring Things…

I have wanted one of these Andy Warhol prints ever since I first saw them in photos, so about a year ago I ordered one from the Swedish Museum of Modern Art. There are a few different ones to choose from but I decided on the “I like boring things…” because it appealed to me. I finally had it framed a few months ago and well, have a look for yourself…

In case you haven’t seen one of these before, they are reproductions of the original posters from Andy Warhol’s first exhibition outside the United States (at Moderna Museet – the Museum for Modern Art in Sweden). The date at the bottom of the poster states when the exhibition took place. These posters are quite popular in Scandinavian interiors and they have become a bit of a design icon. Just search for ‘Andy Warhol print’ on Pinterest and you’ll see what I mean.

This print is massive (about A0, if not bigger), making it perfect for any large wall area but leaning it on the floor like this, also works well. As for the framing, I wanted to keep it simple – this print is all about the typography, so I chose a simple black frame with no insert.

Funny story about this poster… I mentioned that I only had it framed a few months ago. The reason (apart from me being a procrastinator) is that I took the print to a certain framing shop in Somerset West (I won’t name names) and they completely ruined the print in the process. That’s not the worst part of it, though. Not only did they not let me know what happened, they printed a new one and (wait for it) in a different font(!) than the original, probably hoping I wouldn’t notice. Wow. Anyway, I did notice, got my money back, ordered a new one and had it framed somewhere else. In hindsight, I should probably have taken a photo of their reprint, since it looked nothing like the original and I can laugh about it now. I guess I was a bit too horrified at the time!

Needless to say, it turned out beautifully this time:

Get the Look:

Unfortunately we don’t stock the print or the beautiful Icelandic sheep skin but since I know people will be emailing me about it, here is where you can get the products in the photos:

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6 Comments

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Hayleyreply
May 06 at 02:05 PM

That is beyond hilarious. How could they do that!

Chantellereply
May 09 at 09:05 AM

I simply adore those prints and have been adding them to my cart on a daily basis but I am so scared of customs, did you have any problems? Did they charge you thousands? This made me laugh so hard, only because if I didn’t laugh I would’ve probably cried. I cant actually believe that they would try and reprint it, I want to say the arrogance, but at the same time I just feel the stupidity.
Love everything in this post so much

Petro Vivierreply
May 09 at 10:05 AM
– In reply to: Chantelle

Glad you enjoyed it, Chantelle. 🙂

I don’t remember exactly how much the customs fee was (or if there even was a fee for this one) but if there was a fee, it wasn’t very much. Also, it arrived via courier within a couple of days of ordering, so it was totally worth the shipping cost, which was about the same as the print! I say go for it – it is such a classic print to have in your home.

Ryanreply
May 09 at 04:05 PM

Soooo the print is absolutely exquisite, but I have an alterior motive to this comment and I can’t access your contact page: My wife sent me this post raving about the scarf on the rack and I have been searching every Country Road to find it to surprise her, but to no avail. It may be totally innapropriate to ask this, but is there any way I would be able to buy the one in the post? #askingforadesperatehusband

Petro Vivierreply
May 09 at 05:05 PM
– In reply to: Ryan

Hi Ryan. The scarf in the post is a few years old, which is probably why you are struggling to find it and unfortunately this one is not for sale (sorry!). I did see a similar one though, if it helps: http://www.woolworths.co.za/store/prod/Women/Accessories/Scarves-Wraps/Knitted-Cross-Scarf/_/A-503703148. You’re not the first one to ask about the scarf in the photo, so hopefully Country Road brings it back someday. 🙂

Ryanreply
May 14 at 09:05 AM
– In reply to: Petro Vivier

Hey Petro. Thank you so much for your reply. I just had to try my luck;)

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