When I was young, the area in the home where dads displayed what little decoration they owned was known as the den. It was always pretty basic and minimal. Maybe a deer mount or a fat largemouth bass. You'd sometimes see a photo or two taken on some hunting or fishing trip, but that was just about it. My how things have changed. The in-home craze known as "the man cave" splashed onto the scene a few years ago (I don't know when exactly but it seems fairly recent) and there was suddenly a need to cover four walls with manly man items. Well, to be fair, it's more likely three walls because one is almost always occupied by a gargantuan flat screen TV. Not that I see a problem with that. But I will say I have limited myself to one television in my space. I have a few friends with multiple screens mounted around their special areas, which I admit is a bit intoxicating and I sometimes suffer from TV envy, but I digress.
So the modern man cave has opened the door to some new ideas and trends heretofore not really considered in home design. If you are a fan of the hit TV show American Pickers, you see Mike and Frank buying all manner of wrinkled, tarnished, and rusted "stuff", that they will resale to someone looking for additional appointments for their man cave. Any sort of old sign seems to be acceptable, but anything related to the auto industry is much preferred. Aside from the signage, autographed jerseys are another popular item to add to the room, along with the ubiquitous "girly" calendars. And the list is ever expanding. So Old South Art is looking to help out in a small way by offering some framed collage art that was conceived with the man cave in mind. We also have some other prints featuring outdoor scenes that would be great in this setting. But I don't wish to limit these prints to just the guys. I know plenty of outdoorswomen who may want to add these pieces to their special place, and I'm certainly all in favor of that. So if you have such a spot or are planning a future one, then consider some appropriate artwork to help establish the bona fide feel you're looking for.
I'm planning to add some additional work in this category so please keep an eye out for that.
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