Undisputed Champions

We are a pretty creative bunch at ALL Foursided locations. This might be the first time we are representing some of our most avid framing customers: sports fans!

The piece pictured above is an exceptional example combining several interesting elements. We have framed signed jerseys and sports memorabilia of all types. The most popular combo is the tickets and either a photo or newspaper article. Whatever the media, we always opt for a special take during the design process. 

For this piece we went with a cool gray mat with more showy, traditional mat openings. The tickets are balanced evenly on either side of the newsprint cover. Any newspaper clipping or article requires a special mounting process on black backing. Otherwise the text printed on the reverse side of fine newsprint will show through to the front.

Fitted with a simple black frame, the sporty feel and the focus on bold color and metallics is maintained. Have some fun with our frame designers mixing and matching metallic double mats, color-core mats, lacquer finish frames or whatever catches your eye on those championship pieces you've been waiting to give your sweetie for the Holidays. Wink, wink.

Panoramic Perfection

Clever customers often turn to custom framing when they have a unique item of unusual dimensions. Foursided has many clients that present long, slender pieces like a panoramic skyline photo or in this case an accordion style print.

This prehistoric, dinosaur jungle piece is stunning and colorful on every front. Our client wanted to show off it's brilliant color and detail with a simple, modern frame.

An accordion style piece like this can be framed in multiple ways. One way is by keeping the natural folds and height of the piece in a shadowbox style, deep-set frame. We've done this in the past with vintage maps that want a special twist. 

For this piece, our client wanted to show off the detail of the illustration so we flattened the print with a drymount, gave it a soft eggshell mat border and finished it with a sleek, black metal frame.

This choice of frame and finish is excellent for any short, lengthy piece you've been trying to hang. Many Chicago skylines of this size and shape have crossed our framing tables at Foursided. Is yours next?

Chalk It Up To Good Framing

Pictured above is a new specialty piece Foursided framed up for a customer who stumbled upon a full set of vintage pigments in spectacular condition! The spectrum of color in their original glass vials are totally drool worthy.

For a little extra pizazz our framers floated the vials on a fine linen mat with a slightly warm tint to it.

Rainbow order and even spacing between each gives the piece a neatly organized appeal. What a spectacular find!

After creating tall walls for the piece that enhances its shadowbox environment, Foursided framers fit it to perfection. The selected frame has a rustic appeal with a chalky grey finish that complements the subject.

Do your own garage sale, flea market digging and we can help you frame your discoveries just as sweet.

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