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Classic Ware

    Not every project is a multi-piece, plateau mount, complex endeavor. Sometimes the design challenge lies in finding the perfect frame for a clean and classic work of art. Such as? This print by notable cartoonist/illustrator Chris Ware (of our local Chicago) is the perfect example!

    ChrisWare_1_webA few inches of vivid white mat gives the piece some room to ‘breathe’ and also some formality in the frame. A little bit of dressy mat can make all the difference in turning a print into finished art.

    Chris_Ware_2_webSee our nifty framers affixing the mat to an acid-free foamcore backing board. Always wonder why that foamcore piece exists? You can see here how it supports the artwork from behind.

    Chris_Ware_3_webA piece like this is very forgiving when dealing with frame choices. A simple black or clean white frame would compliment it nicely. However, the warm grey wood frame the customer elected to use keeps it contemporary, but with an eclectic edge. Each piece deserves something special.

    Splice_ware_webSo, so sleek!

    Framing Goes Postal

      Cover-image_stamps2Custom framing inspiration never stops generating and new concepts are endless! Our customer brought in this vibrant collection of Venetian stamps from his travels in Italy and wanted to create a special piece for his home.

      Stamps_closeupHe had particular requirements that none of the stamps be permanently adhered to any surface to maintain their value over time. We used framer’s clear photo corners on each individual stamp to hold them in their “grid” arrangement. Normally a photo or print will be dry mounted to prevent wavy paper in the frame, or tape-hinged to the supporting surface in lieu of a permanent fuse. Each project involves a unique approach to mounting.

      Stamps_MatFinished off with a double, clean white mat and a gorgeous burl wood style moulding, this piece has a delicate, luxurious feeling that will compliment any home.


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