Stapling a pizza to the wall is considered high art in certain cultural circles, though most culinary circles see it as a waste of perfectly good pepperoni. Adorn interiors with more permanent, creative, and appetizing artwork with today's Groupon: for $40, you get $80 worth of custom photo canvas printing from CanvasPop. Unearth your creative spark and milk your artistic juices for a refreshing take on hangables with this artful new service.
Building your custom canvas print is a fast and easy process with the Canada-based business, just like eating a Tootsie Pop. First, choose the layout with one, two, three, or four panels. Then upload any image (TIFF, JPEG, and PNG formats) from your computer, camera, or brain—or choose to send in a physical picture to be scanned and converted into a work of art. Next, select the size and customize the print. Fine-tune your shot with free chromatic alterations, or convert your picture into modern pop art or oil-painting facsimile or apply other advanced effects for an additional fee. Pricing varies depending on frame style and size, but it starts at $35 for an 8"x10" with no frame. Create a mural-sized 24"x72" portrait ($227.76 with no frame) or plump up a bitsy snapshot with a black wood frame (starting at $78.68). View a complete list of prices and potential configurations here.
CanvasPop's interactive approach to art passes the creative torch back into the fireproof eye of the inhabitant. Instead of sifting through awkward teen-idol posters or trying to understand someone else's strokework, personalize your walls with self-snapped gems. Enshrine a favourite person, scenic wooded cottage, or picture of your wall for years to come with a customized dimensional masterpiece. Create a highly personalized gift that's made to last with a high-quality, handmade print using eight-colour archival ink protected by a coat of UV-matte laminate. Shipping is not included in the value of this Groupon (usually a $14 flat rate), but customers can receive free shipping if more than one piece is ordered. As an additional perk, all Groupon customers can get 10% off the next order they place, and since CanvasPop is based in Canada, every order is duty and custom-fees free.
This Groupon will be available for redemption starting July 19, 2010.
- …it's so easy your grandmother could do it. Go to the site. Upload your picture. Pick out a frame. And two days later, they'll send you your masterpiece. (It's a bit like ordering the Mona Lisa from the Louvre, if the Louvre ever wised up and let you do that.) – UrbanDaddy
- It's easy to upload a photo, and an actual person will get in touch with you to show a proof of the cropped image and to help you with other tweaks you might want. – Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times