Being the Manhattan-centric, metropolitan girl that I am, when people say “the big city,” I always assume that they mean New York. But, alas, when in Missouri, the big city is St. Louis! Benton Park is a neighborhood in St. Louis and also happens to be home to Daniel Jones, graphic design and owner of Benton Park Prints. St. Louis is home to 7-Up, ice cream cones, iced tea, the Gateway Arch, the Delmar Loop, toasted raviolis and microbrews. See a pattern? The city seems quite proud of its food – Americans there consume more BBQ sauce per capita than anywhere else. How apropos then, that many of Benton Park Print’s creations would do well in your kitchen.
Daniel is inspired by random things all around him – he keeps an ongoing list in his iPhone of moments in his day that could be useful as a new print – there are hundreds of unfinished ideas. The shop began when most of his jobs were for corporate websites and he felt that he was missing out on creativity. He explains, “Many of the early prints were thought up when I was driving a car to meet with clients.”
He tries to make prints that make people happy and get a little laugh.
Get the family excited for breakfast with highly visual, simplistic morning choices. The shop carries modern takes on waffles, bacon, eggs, pancakes, coffee and more. Give your kitchen a nook straight from a fifties diner!
To appreciate Benton Park Prints, you don’t have to use a costly, custom frame. Ikea, Target, and Walmart all make affordable frames that work great with his standard sizes!
Circle gets the square! Create an easy, abstract display by clustering these bright, maze-like shapes on a salon wall. The four prints include an octagon, circle, triangle and square. Your high school geometry teacher would be proud.
Teach yours toddlers the ABC’s with this retro inspired print The English Alphabet. The happy colors would be a divine addiction to any nursery!
Meet me in St. Louis (at Benton Park)!
Loving the Daniel Jones’s aesthetic? You can enter to be one of THREE (3) winners of ANY print in his Etsy Shop. Simply follow the instructions below! The contest is open for TWO WEEKS and you can earn new entries EVERY DAY. GOOD LUCK.