What began as a small London start up, has become a cornerstone of the industry in Kent. A UK favourite business is now taking the nation’s most cherished sporting moments worldwide.
As children, the walls of our rooms were an extension of ourselves, generally covered in the bright and exciting images that shaped our view of the world. Whether it was celebrities, musicians, or sport stars, the surroundings of our childhood were nothing short of a shrine to the people that influenced us most. Bright pictures depicting the latest teenage heartthrob, or the star striker kicking the winning goal, all surrounded by awkward neon frames, or hung at haphazard angles.
As adults, we don’t ever seem to shake the desire to surround ourselves with motivational and inspirational imagery, but figuring out how to marry the blind dogmatic obsession that comes with being a kid, and the sometimes cumbersome responsibilities assigned to mature adulthood can feel impossible. But, in Kent, one such business is extending this passion, and making it all grown up.
Sport Photo Gallery was a small pop up in London that had a passion for sport and offered its clients mature and ground breaking prints of the most iconic moments in the UK’s sporting history from the Getty Images archives. As they grew, so did their inventory and their style.
How they got Europe in the game
What started out as a simple plan to supply posters depicting the greatest moments in sporting history has become something that is so much more. The prints that are available are quite a bit different from the ones we all had as kids. The company only takes choice moments and imbues them with class and a flair for contemporary design.
Their impressive style has brought some of our favourite shots into homes, offices, and large modern complexes without seeming kitschy or misplaced. It’s also how they have been able to extend their design principles well past the UK alone. Sport Photo Gallery does business with people from all over the world and offers the best moments from countless different types of sport. They also bring in classic historical, political, and entertainment photos as well, and if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, or want to create a gallery that is entirely unique to you- they do that too.
This flexibility and regard for mature styles has brought them to the top of their respective market, and brought some whimsy and inspiration to their clients from all over the world.
How to get that design
From tidying up those poster laden walls of your child’s room, to creating an unforgettable corporate space, using iconic imagery can show the world a bit of your personality, without being overbearing. Find it a little hard to believe? Sport Photo Gallery’s website is filled with tons of incredible design ideas, showcasing the work that they have done for some of the most well-known sporting complexes across the globe, including the National Cricket Center UK and a massive installation at LA Fitness.
These pieces aren’t just made for large corporate spaces either, as they have also supplied countless numbers of schools, pubs, inns, and personal bedrooms with tastefully designed prints and gallery walls. Creating conversation and a friendly atmosphere wherever you are.
They’ve also kept their eye on the ball when it comes to the latest trends in interiors. Gallery walls have become the ultimate way to bring a space together and create an area of drama and interest. They’re ideal for pulling together personality concepts with the architectural design of your space. If you’re looking for something a bit more grand, a full wall mural is bound to be a showstopper in any room. Wall murals are the ideal backdrop for any space that would benefit from an accent wall, whether the feel you’re going for is whimsical or more somber, these statement pieces are sure to draw attention and compliments from any crowd.
So, with all this in mind, the next time you’re redecorating or trying to create a personal space that inspires, it would be well worth checking out all of the incredible options that are available in sport and culture history. Pictures of your footballing or tennis hero are not only cool again, but can now bring a touch of class and motivational insight to your space… even if you’ve outgrown your childhood bedroom.