Digital technology has allowed for the introduction of many new art forms, just as Leonardo da Vinci once predicted on his blog. Upload a masterpiece with today's Groupon: for $45, you get your choice of five 2”x2” customized photo blocks, an 8”x10” photo board, a collection of three 5”x7” photo boards, or a $95 gift card from PhotoBarn (a $95 value). Shipping is not included and is a standard rate of $9.99.
Photographers Lindsay and Todd, owners of PhotoBarn, create customized artwork with each client's selected photos. Customers can personalize each of five 2"x2" customized photo blocks with two pics of friends or friends of Bruce Willis, or pick one photo and one letter to spell words or list the vowels. The 8"x10" photo board transforms a chosen image into stylish wall art. Finished in one of a choice of five tones, the photo is printed directly on a sturdy wooden board with a ribbon, sawtooth, or twine hanging implement. Customers can opt for three 5"x7" photo boards to display a trio of wedding photos, vacation snapshots, or digital files of the Niña, Pinta, and Santa María. Clients can also apply the $95 toward more expensive products including larger photo boards, photo-block Christmas ornaments, and photo-board wraps.
"I have no idea how you managed to create something that beautiful. ... I love it, there are no other words."
That's a glowing review from a PhotoBarn customer, who took a chance on the company's unique photo prints and was more than pleased with the results. Instead of printing images on traditional photo paper, designers print them on high-quality plywood, burlap, or gift items such as ornaments, puzzles, and blocks. The hue of these materials lends finished products a beautifully vintage effect. In addition to being distinctive, PhotoBarn's products are also eco-friendly—most of the wood comes from sustainable North American tree farms, and the Barnwood frames are constructed from wood reclaimed in and around Knoxville, Tennessee.