Thanks to a new partnership, you can now have the highest-quality prints of LIFE’s greatest photos in your home.
The new Lifephotostore.com allows you to order prints of photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt, Nina Leen and the rest of LIFE’s great photographers. The shop is a collaboration between LIFE and Pixels.com, a leader in print-on-demand artworks. Alex Young, the company’s vice president of operations and business development, says that matching their expertise with LIFE’s vaunted collection fulfills a longtime goal.
“Since 2006, we’ve been in business to help artists, photographers, and content owners monetize their images across custom wall decor and merchandise,” Young says. “In addition to our community of 700,000 artists and photographers, we’ve been building out a roster of some of the most popular licensed content companies in the world including Getty, Sports Illustrated, TIME magazine, MLB, and the NBA. LIFE’s iconic imagery has long been on our wish list.”
The pride of the company is its technology and the quality of its reproductions. “`Print-on-Demand’ is often thought of as producing novelty items like pillows or shot glasses where the focus isn’t necessarily on accurately reproducing the color and contrast of the original image,” Young says. “With the best-in-class wall decor we produce out of more than a dozen locations around the world, each piece is custom-built to fit the uncropped version of the original image and printed with archival inks on fine art papers and substrates.”
The LIFE store features a curated collection of 10,000 photos, the most popular and beloved from among of the millions of images in LIFE’s vast archive. The images presented here are the ten most popular LIFE photos with print-on-demand customers. This top ten includes celebrities from Marilyn Monroe to Eddie Murphy, and also scenes of high fashion and of barnyard hijinks. It’s just a hint at the great variety of photographic treasures that you can have custom-printed.
Most customers print the photos as wall art, with options ranging from posters to canvas prints and more. The store also allows you to print LIFE’s photos on coffee mugs, throw pillows, and a long list of home products.
LIFE’s pictures have amazed and inspired viewers for generations. Take a look around the store and see which photos you can have printed for your home, so they can amaze and inspire you every day.