How to make a giant 6 ft x 4 ft poster - Screenshot from Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
I just turned this into a massive 4 ft x 6 ft poster. To turn this into a pretty cheap, pretty sweet looking masterpiece, you’re going to be taking 144 small slices of this picture and assembling it back into the giant image pictured above and fastening it together on the back with tape. It’s pretty straight forward and simple.
1. Download the ZIP of picture slices here: http://www.mediafire.com/?ixynmsfmi2pyv6m
2. Extract the folder “salo poster slices,” onto some sort of removable media such as a flash drive, SD card, CF Card, etc.If you don’t have some sort of removable media, you can use an online service to send the prints electronically on the respected store’s website in the next step.
3. Go to your choice of photo center, IE: Wal-Mart, CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, etc. and print all 145 images that will be found inside of the “salo poster slices,” folder that you extracted onto your removable media. One of those slices will be of the assembled image, the rest are practically puzzle pieces.
4. Hopefully your images printed in order, if they didn’t, prepare to put together a big puzzle. To help you out your final product should be 12 pieces across and 12 pieces down. Now put it together on a flat surface.
5. Ok, now for the somewhat tricky part. You don’t want to mess this part up. What we’re going to be doing is flipping the image over without messing up its order. So imagine the mass of prints before you as one assembled image and flipping it from its current face up position to a face down position. Now do that, but row by row and piece by piece. Take your time, don’t rush or else you’ll probably end up with an incorrectly flipped tile or two.
6. Tape it all together! Make sure every piece fits snug and evenly prior to taping it down. Make sure each intersection that you fasten down is FLAT. This will be a huge headache for you if you don’t make it 100% flat and perfectly aligned.
7. Hang it up! You can hang it up like this or buy some wood and make yourself a frame, it’s your call. Get creative.