Lofty + Framebridge Pairings

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There is no “right” way to frame a work of art. Whether you prefer a sleek modern look or a funky, eclectic feel, you can easily find a frame that will enhance your piece and add a touch of personal flair to any space. Still not sure what framing style would work best with your art? Don’t sweat it. We asked the experts over at Framebridge to handpick different framing styles from their collection to complement some of our favorite Lofty prints, photographs, and vintage posters. See their inspired selections below, and be sure to visit the Framebridge Blog for more Lofty pairings and custom framing advice! Enjoy 15% off your first order with Framebridge, just use the promo code LOFTY15 (expires 12/31/2015).

1. Jimi Hendrix, “Flying Eyeball Poster”, printed 1968

Designed by Rick Griffin, the legendary “Flying Eyeball” poster was originally used to promote a series of February, 1968 concerts at the Fillmore and Winterland by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, and Albert King.

 

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Framebridge says: This poster is dramatic and bold, and we feel it needs clean frame to balance it out. We love our easy Mercer frame with a white mat (always a sharp combination) with this piece, but this would also be a great opportunity to try a black mat with out metallic silver Beaumont Frame (a little bit rock ‘ roll).

 

2. After Tom Everhart, “Squeeze the Day- Wednesday”

Squeeze the Day- Wednesday is hand signed by Tom Tom Everhart, the protégé of famed “Peanuts” creator, Charles M. Schulz. Everhart is the only artist authorized to use the “Peanuts” comic strip in his work.

 

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Framebridge says: We love this Snoopy piece with a black frame so nothing distracts from its bright colors and rich textures. You really can’t go wrong with Mercer, but we can’t help but smile at our wavy Rialto frame with this print!

 

3. John Atherton, New York World’s Fair Poster, 1939

This Art Deco poster designed by illustrator John Atherton embodies the futuristic theme of the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair: ‘The World of Tomorrow’.

 

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Framebridge says: This World’s Fair Poster is so unique–it’s a classic piece that was futuristic for its time. In choosing framing options for this one, we loved it most with our classic Georgetown and Hudson styles.

 

4. After Tomi Ungerer, The New York Times Poster, 1965

This vintage poster was originally made by Tomi Ungerer for the New York Times in 1965. The French illustrator also did advertisements for such publications as Esquire, Life, Harper’s Bazaar, and the Village Voice.

 

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Framebridge says: This giant poster would look amazing with a frame you can barely see (Mercer Slim just fades into the background) or a frame you can see super clearly (our Potomac gold frame literally glows in the sun. Either way, what a fun piece!

 

5. Crowell Bros. Great Mystery Show Poster, early 20th century

This vintage poster was printed in the early 20th century by Donaldson Litho Company of Newport, Kentucky. The company specialized in printing large advertising posters, many of which promoted magic shows, illusionists, and circuses.

 

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Framebridge says: We love the campiness of this piece, and we think you could either deemphasize this element by using an understated classic frame like Georgetown or call it out and play it up with a funk choice like Bali (black bamboo).

 

6. Peter Max, signed Grammys poster, ca. 1991

Designed by American artist and illustrator, Peter Max, this poster was used to promote the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards, which aired on February 20th, 1991.

 

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Framebridge says: We really believe this punchy, loud poster deserved a frame equally as special! Can’t get over how great it would look with our Lafayette or Brentwood frames–mat optional!

 

Beautifully custom frame the things you love with Framebridge, from original art to vintage posters to favorite vacation photos. Either mail in a piece that you love (they’ll send you prepaid packaging) or upload a photo to be printed and framed. At their production studio outside of Washington, D.C., Framebridge’s experienced team of designers and craftsmen (and women!) measures and custom frames each unique piece, then carefully packages and sends it to you, ready to hang. Enjoy 15% off your first order with Framebridge, just use the promo code LOFTY15 (expires 12/31/2015).