Welcome to The Framers, based in Birmingham UK. We offer a bespoke picture framing service for individual clients, through to Galleries and Corporations. Discover more
We’ve had some workshop re-arranging and been incredibly busy over the last year so unfortunately keeping this website up to date has been somewhat non existent! This is just to say despite neglecting our web profile and hanging out with local celebrities we’re here, open, business as usual and very busy, so please call or email for any framing needs and we’ll be happy to help. We do tweet and Facebook a bit more regularly so follow us for more up to date information and news.
Occasiomaly we get some celebraties and well known artists through our door but this was an absolute treat after we’d somewhat caught olympic fever at the framers during the games. Robbie Grabarz, olympic high jump bronze medalist bought his vest he was wearing when he won the medal to get framed, what an honour and he seemed pretty pleased with our handy work!
We recently had the honour of framing over 100 photos for this amazing exhibition currently showing at the MAC in Birmingham. We’ve done a bit of framing for Vanley over the years but this was an amazing project to work on because of the scale and history of the images. Highly recommend going to see them for yourself, there’s also a great book of these images published to coincide with the exhibition.
“ Vanley Burke has photographed the Jamaican Community in Handsworth since the mid 1960s. His images reveal a great compassion for his own people, expressed in his image of the Africa Liberation Day crowds gathered in Handsworth Park.
The exhibition will contextualise the images through a collage of quotes from the press on the history of immigration to Birmingham. Nowhere can tell that story better than Birmingham and Vanley Burke is the photographer who was there and who knew he was living through a great moment in history.”
Leading up the the London 2012 Olympics we started collecting these great Munich ’72 original posters, heralded as design classics by German designer Otl Aicher. We had a mini exhibition of these over the duration of London 2012 games, along with some of this years Artist commission poster series. We still have a selection of these original posters for sale in the Gallery.
Here’s a great example of boxing off the glass form the print, a very popular finish, particularly good for keeping the glass off expensive highly finished prints.
We are constantly getting new stock in the gallery, all sorts of prints and bits and pieces, we re-arrange every so often so there’s always something new to discover, a lot of the vintage posters and film posters are very reasonably priced, including frame, art doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Don’t be afraid, we’re not a big scary pretentious art gallery, pop down to Custard Factory for a relaxed mooch.
This was a really interesting Portrait we framed made by tiny pinpricks in the paper allowing silver enamel painted on the back to seep through, we get spoiled here by our fantastic customers at The Framers with all the great art that comes through our door, everyday is like visiting a new gallery!