In Your Face: The Trend You Thought Wouldn’t Stick Around

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Let’s face it: there’s something conversation-provoking about a piece of abstract face art.

Whether it’s because you swear the eyes are following you or it figuratively brings your home to life, it’s a trend that clearly has legs. In fact, a September Apartment Therapy article reported that, according to Etsy, Etsy’s on-site searches for "faces" were up 38 percent compared to 2017.

Can I take credit for this trend since I purchased Oliver Gal’s Plant Lady Glasses in 2017 and haven’t stopped collecting faces since—due to some twisted obsession with portraits of strangers? No? It has become a common observation dropped in my house when guests enter, however.

Guest: “You have a lot of… faces in here.” Me: “THANK YOU SO MUCH!” Guest: laughs nervously.

 this etsy face  print  is about as abstract as it gets. take a peek at it in my office gallery wall while you ask yourself ‘did she really change up that room again?’

this etsy face print is about as abstract as it gets. take a peek at it in my office gallery wall while you ask yourself ‘did she really change up that room again?’

Despite whether it’s a compliment or not, I’ll gladly embrace any convo prompted from a piece of art or decor. Working the room isn’t about playing it safe—it’s about turning heads.

If you think about it, many brands known for facial features [think Fornasetti, Jonathan Adler and Oliver Gal] are some of the most couture labels out there.

Faces are even crawling through the fashion woodwork, emerging on shirts, purses and earrings.

excuse me—Where did you get that face?

I’ve become quite the face connoisseur [I proclaim oddly proudly], so it’s time to share my favorite sources for pieces that are abstract, unusual and affordable.

If you’re game to find, download and print your own art as cheaply as possible, try Etsy.

 art so nice, i printed it twice. you can find this abstract face  print  from etsy in both my bedroom and guest room.

art so nice, i printed it twice. you can find this abstract face print from etsy in both my bedroom and guest room.

Search terms that’ll help you zero in: abstract face printable; abstract woman printable; floral woman printable; floral head printable.

If you’d rather have it shipped to you, try searching “print” instead of “printable.”

I’ve definitely decked my home out with a fair share of Etsy prints, but one of my favorite sources for obscure face prints is Society6.

 another etsy face  printable  that you’ll find in two rooms. the picture next to it is a framed greeting card [though i’m not sure who you’d send an ‘intoxicating’ card to?]

another etsy face printable that you’ll find in two rooms. the picture next to it is a framed greeting card [though i’m not sure who you’d send an ‘intoxicating’ card to?]

Typing “abstract face” into the Society6 search bar will yield nearly 80 options [including animals for the win], but to cut to the chase, here are the artists I routinely peruse:

  • Artist Dada22 takes the cake for all things unusual, eye-catching and vibrant.

  • Artist Corpsica 6 has a lot of vintage art with modern paint streaks and touches.

  • Artist Beth Hoeckel boasts some quirky pieces with faces and inanimate objects.

Note: Society6 lets you order their art in a variety of formats [i.e. print, poster, pillow, etc.] but I would only recommend ordering the prints, as opposed to posters.

The prints, while more expensive, are higher quality and printed on very thick paper. The posters come rolled up on glossy paper that’s difficult to work with.

Let’s dive face-first into some face prints.


Society6 Prints That I’ve already Coveted:

 you may recognize this  print  from my  guest room reveal . |  via dada22 of Society6

you may recognize this print from my guest room reveal. | via dada22 of Society6

 I’m about to hang this one in my bedroom |  via    dada22    of Society6

I’m about to hang this one in my bedroom | via dada22 of Society6

 pending a frame for in my office |  via    dada22    of Society6

pending a frame for in my office | via dada22 of Society6

 this  print  made an appearance in my origins of a sassy, classy, thrifty and eclectic  blog post . |  via dada22 of Society6

this print made an appearance in my origins of a sassy, classy, thrifty and eclectic blog post. | via dada22 of Society6


Society6 Prints I’ll Probably Covet ASAP:

 i love the juxtaposition of colors in this one. | via  dada22  of society6

i love the juxtaposition of colors in this one. | via dada22 of society6

 does this one feel like christmas to you too? the holly berries are a nice touch | via  riza peker  of society6

does this one feel like christmas to you too? the holly berries are a nice touch | via riza peker of society6

 shall we give her a censored sticker? | via  dada22  of society6

shall we give her a censored sticker? | via dada22 of society6

 This is how i feel every morning when i wake up. | via  dada22  of society6

This is how i feel every morning when i wake up. | via dada22 of society6


Faces You Can Download FREE to print yourself

You’ve probably heard me talk about Unsplash by now, but if you haven’t, go check this site out right away. They offer pictures free of cost and license—and I regularly print pictures at Walgreens or through MPix that I’ve downloaded for free. You could easily add a paint filter onto the pictures to flip it into the abstract type that Society6 and Etsy sell.

 anybody recognize this from anywhere/everywhere on my blog?

anybody recognize this from anywhere/everywhere on my blog?

 She’s not anywhere in my home [yet], but reminds me of a lot of canvas prints I’ve seen out there.

She’s not anywhere in my home [yet], but reminds me of a lot of canvas prints I’ve seen out there.

 This saucy seductress is part of my office gallery wall.

This saucy seductress is part of my office gallery wall.


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