Vinchen print, $30
Buy it: Rivet
Each of the 40 prints of this “IOU” artwork is signed and numbered by Columbus’ most mysterious and alluring street artist, Vinchen. Your art-loving friend will appreciate the name behind the piece and also the irony of you buying a gift that comments on the dark side of capitalism.
|1200 N. High St., Short North||614-294-8697||rivetart.com|
Blue Girl Ink magnets, $8 for three
Buy them: etsy.com/shop/bluegirlink
Local crafter Kellie Gedert makes these heavy-duty magnets from upcycled kids’ blocks. Shop for these magnets and other unique gifts at Etsy Team Columbus’ Holiday Trunk Show at Wild Goose Creative from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4.
Painter’s palette serving platter designed by Nima Oberoi, $87
Buy it: Columbus Museum of Art
Get served … on playfully designed aluminum!
|480 E. Broad St., Downtown||614-221-6801||columbusmuseum.org|
“The New Artisans,” $45
Buy it: amazon.com
This coffee table tome profiles 75 international artists who make contemporary handmade crafts, a testament to the increasing respect the practice has received from the art world in recent years. It includes works from two Columbus-based artists, Anne Holman and Cynthia Vardhan.
Moleskine Cover Art journal, $17 for set of two
Buy it: Moleskins sold at Barnes & Noble, Columbus Museum of Art, Utrecht Art Supply Store, On Paper, Peabody Papers, The Book Loft and the Wexner Center Store
When in doubt, buy Moleskine. Any Moleskine notebook will do. Makers of all mediums appreciate the brand’s sturdy and simple designs. It helps that other artists who used Moleskines had last names like van Gogh, Picasso, Hemingway and Chatwin.