From snowy landscapes to thick forests, the wolf reigns supreme. An apex predator, it’s ferocity is matched only by its intelligence. And it's a canine that's illuminated our popular culture for centuries. From the Wolf of Wall Street to the Big Bad Wolf, it's often portrayed as a tough, unforgiving creature. In reality, these four-legged friends are just looking out for their own, doing what it takes to survive the harshest of conditions. Deep down, all of us have a little wolf in us—so let yours howl with wall art.
Sheep in wolves’ clothing
Wolves have it tough. These fierce canines at once conjure the image of a ruthless individual or violent menace. From the Middle Ages, they were killed and driven out of large parts of Europe—wolf populations plummeted as a result. Under protection for several decades, however, they have made a comeback—clawing their way into European nature and interiors.
But Wolves haven’t just scared us throughout the ages. They’ve also fascinated us. The grey wolf, in particular, is one of the world’s most-researched animals, with more books written about it than any other wildlife species. So if you’ve also got a soft spot for these fluffy fighters, repopulate your walls with wolf posters.
Hungry for wolf art
Wolves are a powerful metaphor. When we gobble down our dinner in a hurry, we speak of wolfing it down. And when we don’t show our solidarity with someone, we throw them to the wolves. These ravenous, four-legged forest roamers are anything but the barbarians they’re made out to be, however.
Wolves have an intricate tapestry of visual communication at their disposal. Through subtle changes in the way they present their eyes, ears, teeth, and tongues—their facial expressions—they let fellow wolves know if they’re angry or scared. Throw their tails, hair, scent glands, and howls into the mix and you have yourself a whole language. Show your love for these intelligent animals through your own visual means of communication.
Two’s company, three’s a wolfpack
When we think of going our own way, embracing the single life, or over-indulging in some me-time, the image of the lone wolf comes to mind. But in reality, wolves often travel in packs. Sociable creatures, they journey along with their mating partner and cubs, roaming the forests and mountains of Eurasia and North America together. Remind you of your last family holiday? Make your den that little bit cosier with wild wolf posters.