Best Places to Shop For Affordable Art: IXXI, Snapbox, LIFE & Four More

Best Places to Shop For Affordable Art: IXXI, Snapbox, LIFE & Four More

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Maxwell Ryan
Mar 2, 2016

I was reminded yesterday of how cool IXXI wall graphics are when I walked into a friend's home and saw them covering the walls in a number of rooms. I blogged about their stock collection back in 2011, but they now make it easy to upload your own hi-res images and create big wall art out of them.

This 55.1" x 86.6" piece is a lovely and huge version of a classic painting, "Flowers in a Glass Vase" by J.Dsz. de Heem from the RijksMuseum.

Check out the other I uploaded below of a friend of mine as well. This will be 5' x 5', which is huge. It is much better to use a high res file at these big sizes, but you don't have to if you want it to be a impressionistic. The uploader will also warn you if your image is low resolution.


(Image credit: Snapbox)

I love this company, which has built a business out of making it really easy to upload and order wall-ready versions of pics you take with your iPhone. Super fast turnaround, low prices and really lovely works make this a great go to source for your home.


(Image credit: Super Rural)

There are a ton of great print sources out there (you can find a nice big list right here), but I thought I'd highlight this one classic shop that makes the For Like Ever poster still, now in new colorways.


(Image credit: Poster Museum)

Ok, this ONE is not cheap, but The Poster Museum is a great source for stunning vintage posters, most of which cost far less.


(Image credit: Zatista)

This is just one example of the high quality affordable art that Zatista is making available online since they started a few years ago. It's all original art online, baby.


(Image credit: LIFE)

LIFE Magazine may be defunct, but its photos live on in a joint partnership with Getty Images and its subsite Photos.com, you can buy all the old classic images to print yourself.


(Image credit: LUMAS)

From LUMAS, another big online player, they have a ton of beautiful images ready for framing or just as prints for under $100.

Re-edited from a post originally published 3.16.15


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