Archive for October, 2012

Robbie Grabarz, Olympic Bronze medalist

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

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!

Vanley Burke: By the Rivers of Birminam

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

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.”

1972 Munich Olympic posters

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

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.

 

box frames

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

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.