Whether you live in an industrial conversion or simply want to channel a heritage aesthetic, original wall murals can be an impressive way to transform a space without renovating. From brick walls to entire roomscapes, the latest photorealistic designs can transport you to a different time and place. But if space, or creative courage, is a little more limited, a vintage look is just as readily achievable with carefully chosen prints and charts. Here we share five of our favourites. You’ll want to save these papers.
(Above) A charming reproduction of plumage illustrations from the 5th edition of the “German Meyers Konversations Lexikon 1893–1897″ (Below) This stunning wallchart is from the National Maritime Museum collection for Surface View; A unique archive print of a 1912 American gears assembly patent; From The Ramones to Radiohead, a history of alternative and independent music is mapped out in the style of a circuit board blueprint; This exclusively licenced reproduction of the 1967 “Pictorial Production Map of New Zealand” captures the wear-and-tear of the original. The artwork is printed onto Airtex canvas, restoring its colours.