I love my family and have always wanted to display photos of my parents, cousins, grandparents, in-laws—especially those treasured moments from back in the day when we used FILM. But I’ve never found a way to display family photos that feels right. While some have mastered the look, I’m not one for a cornucopia of picture frames on the bookshelf—my arrangement usually evokes a hoarder grandma feel.
So I was excited when my friend Janette Crawford told me about a new project she’s working on called Parabo Press. It’s a brand new service from the folks at Photojojo and Zoomin that offers creative ways to display photos. My favorite is the risograph print (above), which uses a Japanese machine invented in the ’80s to apply a color—pink, blue, turquoise or a peachy-orange—to your photos and blow them up into a 12″ by 17″ inch art piece on sturdy art-quality paper. I was so excited to get these made of our teenager and 3-year-old!
Parabo offers several other services. Next I’d like to try the engineer prints, which are 4 feet by 3 feet halftone black and white prints on light paper. I love the idea of replacing some of my wall art with something more personal.
What do you think? If you try it out I’d love to hear how it goes and see your creations!