Our favorite season is here: summer! We thought that should be a good reason to expand the special collection!
So, we added two new items to our collection: from a color explosion; Loco Colors, to an element of nature on your wall with 'Butterflies'.
Loco Colors Loco Colors is designed by the eccentric duo of Studio Boot and ,man-oh-man, they've outdone themselves again! The design follows up the Loco Pink & Yellow collection. No neon colors this time, but a fresh and groovy design with trendy colors.
The cards are printed on both sides, so you create your own pattern.
Loco Colors is available in two sizes: small (1 m2 / 25 cards) or large (2 m2 / 50 cards).
For the other new item ixxi got its inspiration from nature. It's a compilation of the most beautiful butterflies, each one unique in color and shape. It's a colorful sight which absolutely brings summer into your home!
The cards are printed on both sides, so you can decide which butterfly you want to show.
Butterflies is available in two sizes: small (1 m2 / 25 cards) or large (2 m2 / 50 cards).
Especially for the Christmas holidays we present two X-mas specials and a special X-mas image bank collection!
Count the days until Christmas! Hannes Beer designed an advent calendar, consisting of 24 ixxi cards. Turn a card every day and enjoy a merry Christmas collage during the holidays. A unique selection of images from the advent calendar is available in every desired size in the ixxi image bank.
The advent calendar exist out of 24 cards (20 x 20 cm) and costs € 69,- / $ 92.00 / £ 58,00.
‘Save a tree’ - Christmas tree
Don’t have enough space for a real Christmas tree or don’t want pine needles falling out or baubles that break? The designers of Studio Boot, a Dutch graphic design agency, created a ‘save a tree’ Christmas tree together with ixxi: “the collaboration with ixxi suits us very well. The Christmas tree is not only beautiful, it is also a tree-saving ixxi Christmas wall.”
The 'Save a tree' special is 140 x 180 cm and costs € 119,- / $ 159.00 / £ 101,00.
X-mas image bank
We selected heartwarming and original images to make your interior Christmas proof! Choose your image and create an ixxi at any size to make your home sparkle during the holiday season!
Many people are familiar with the portraits of the crying boys.
It's a retro icon for some of us, for others it's a symbol for bad luck.
There are many myths about the paintings. One of them tells the story about Don Bonillo; one of the most famous portraits in the series;
The paintings of the Crying Boys are made by Bruno Amadio (1911 - 1981), also known as Alexander or Giavanni Bragolin or Franchot Seville.
He painted portraits of orphans at the San Marco square in Venice and sold them to tourist. After the war he fled to Spain.
He came across a boy named Don Bonillo, an orphan who didn't speak at all and who saw his parents die in a house fire.
Amadio decided to adopt the boy, despite the advice of the local priest to not do it. He told the painter that everywhere the boy went, fires would break out mysteriously and that the people of the village named him 'Diablo' (devil in Spanish) because of that.
The sale of his paintings went well and Amadio was making good money. Until one day he finds his house and studio completely burned to the ground!
His finger automatically points at Don Bonillo, who runs away and is never been seen again.
In 1976 a car hits a wall, just outside Barcelona, explodes and turns into a fire ball. The driver's body couldn't be identified, but the driver license in the glove compartment stayed untouched. The name on the license was... Don Bonillo.
After this a lot of stories about mysterious house fires from across Europe pop op. All of the burned houses had a painting of the Crying Boy on the wall, but all of the portraits remained intact during the fire.
Myth or not, we think the portraits have great iconic value and we're happy to have them in our collection!
You have had a great time with your friends, boyfriend/girlfriend, family or maybe even a summer romance on vacation. You went to amazing places, tried new kinds of food, talked to the locals, had a dive in the sea and chilled on the beach.
You've captured every moment of this amazing holiday with your camera and then… you never look at those pictures again! Mostly they end up in a folder on your computer..
With ixxi you'll be reminded of this fantastic time each day! You can pick your favorite picture and make an enlargement, or create a collage with all of your great memories..!
Kahlo: born in 1907 (she claims to be born in 1910 to sync up with the
Mexican revolution) known for her monobrow, feminist attitude and her many
self-portraits. She was a Mexican painter and her style was surrealism. Her
work is characterized by the bright colors. Despite the use of colors, the
atmosphere in her paintings raises mixed feelings. Frida painted from her pain
a tragic life. At age six she developed polio on her right leg, with the result
that her leg was much thinner than the other. She covered it with long colorful
was eighteen, the bus she was on got involved in a crash. Frida was heavily
wounded: she broke her hip, pelvis, spine, a couple of ribs and her bad leg at
eleven places and her right foot was crushed. The worst injury was the iron
handrail which pierced her abdomen and her uterus. From this moment on she was
homebound and started painting. Her mother installed a lot of mirrors in her
room, so Frida could paint herself. And that’s what she did!
a very colorful portrait of Frida. As a homage.
ixxi had partnered with the Teylers museum in Haarlem, the Netherlands.
The Teylers museum is the first and oldest museum of the Netherlands. It's the best preserved public research institute for art and science of the 18th century in the world. The museum was founded in 1784.
The museum is located in the house of Pieter Teyler van der Hulst (1702 - 1778). He was a wealthy silk manufacturer and banker. Living in the Age of Enlightment, he had a great interest in art and science. After his death, the executors of his testament decided to build a museum in which objects of art and science could be united. In 1784 the museum opened his doors for the public for the first time.
ixxi is proud to have images from the Teylers museum in its image bank! It are prints based on nature, for example: Birds of Paradise by Daniel Giraud Elliot and the Insects of Surinam by Maria Sybilla Merian.
2016 is the year of the 500th anniversary of the death of one of the Dutch Masters: Jheronimus Bosch (+ 1450 – 1516). To commemorate his death a group of people from his birth town, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, founded the Jheronimus Bosch 500 foundation.
They are now working on a special range of products, which are carrying images of the famous painter.
One of these products is ixxi. In association with the foundation we’ve created an image bank containing several illustrations from Jheronimus Bosch himself, including one of his most famous paintings; “the garden of delights” (Prado Museum, Madrid).
The fun thing of this project is that every partner of the foundation is originating in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the birth town of Bosch.
For more information about the Jheronimus Bosch 500 foundation go to www.bosch500.nl.
Take a look at the pictures below to get an idea on how our brand new ixxis look like!