Turning Your Digital Photos Into Modular Wall Art

Turning Your Digital Photos Into Modular Wall Art

Gregory Han
Oct 3, 2011

For a design and decor junkie like myself, getting the apartment "just right" can be a never-ending process. Right now I'm stuck trying to figure out what to do with one large unadorned wall. What I want is a large art piece, but this entails quite an investment and also happening upon a painting/image one really loves. There are numerous digital file to canvas print options out there, alongside some free DIY resources available for large format images for wall art use. But I might have found something just different enough to warrant a try...

Ixxi is an online service which converts any uploaded image into wall art, pieced together using a modular connecting system of printed panels. If you've used FLOR carpet tiles, you'll be at home with figuring out how many tiles you'll need to cover your wall space using a very similar "Create Your Own" interface.

Prices start at about $35, but your total will depend upon how many tiles need to span height x width. The image size cap is 50mb, plenty large enough for a more-than-decent jpeg file to be blown up to cover a wall. I'm testing a series of photos I snapped while hiking along the Oregon coast, and the 9x6 tile layout came out to a very reasonable $116. Now it's just a matter of settling on a design both my girlfriend and I like. At this price we could budget for a set of two images to switch out occasionally.

If you're on a budget and have plenty of time and ink toner, you could always go the DIY route:

We've posted several resource for turning your digital photos into wall art, both professional canvas print options

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