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Re: Framed James Jean Thread...

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:47 pm
by chaeldub
666ways2love :drool: Very nice.

Re: Framed James Jean Thread...

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:24 pm
by 666ways2love
Last one for the year. See you on the other side

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Re: Framed James Jean Thread...

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:04 am
by chaeldub
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Re: Framed James Jean Thread...

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:46 am
by Weaksauce
Oof, this page is so nice, I wish more were posted. Thanks for the share!

Re: Framed James Jean Thread...

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:50 am
by jayper
These are not mine, but my local framer just posted these up on IG. Looks drymounting gooooood!

Curious if it belongs to anyone here. If so, nice choices!




Re: Framed James Jean Thread...

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:27 am
by lazyhusky
Best print of last year IMO. Frame and inner mat choice to accentuate the glittery moon.

*excuse phone picture quality
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Re: Framed James Jean Thread...

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:47 pm
by Weaksauce
I'm debating whether or not to mat out the white border for all of my James Jean prints, including the emboss and signature. I like the emboss, but I'm not sure whether or not I like the white border that will come with it. From the thread, it seems most prefer to keep it rather than hide it, but I figured I'd ask what people thought in general. Thoughts?

If I did keep the emboss and white border, should I make sure to keep the thickness of the visible white border the same throughout all of my James Jean prints no matter the size/dimensions of the print?

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Re: Framed James Jean Thread...

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:59 pm
by chaeldub
my opinion, keep the border and signature visible. Other wise you may as well print out the picture yourself.
I mean you know it's a signed limited edition but how does anyone else? I also love James' embossing.

Re: Framed James Jean Thread...

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:06 pm
by golobulus
Personally I've started to frame out the signature and number as I prefer the aesthetic of an even border. I don't think there is a right or wrong. Do what your eye prefers.

Re: Framed James Jean Thread...

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:33 pm
by Weaksauce
golobulus wrote:Personally I've started to frame out the signature and number as I prefer the aesthetic of an even border. I don't think there is a right or wrong. Do what your eye prefers.


I think I find myself naturally inclined to agree with that, but my mind is fickle. I am leaning towards matting to the image, but I may like all of the embossments too much. If I decide to keep the embossments, I'm contemplating either no mat at all or going crazy and matting to the image with a custom cut reveal of just the embossment. Covering the signature and numbering don't bother me at all, but I hesitate with the embossment.

Re: Framed James Jean Thread...

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:16 am
by peacedog
In my humble opinion it comes down to how your eye is directed by the framing. With the border covered the brightest parts of the composition are the little white ribbons, the subject is set on a light lavender. Colors pop, very dramatic, the frame is an extension of the art itself. Contrast this to revealing the border, now the brightest part of the piece is the border itself and it draws your eye away from the composition and distracts form the art. The border has also optically washed out the background color. The white ribbons are barely noticeable. And it now has a gap separating art from frame that's very difficult to bridge visually, your eye does not lead seamlessly from one to the other.

I would also argue that I doubt the artist had a bright white border in the original composition he/she worked on. It doesn't come into play until it becomes a print.

My $.02. We have clients that prefer the signatures and edition #s show. We're a frame shop, we like what you like and do our best to balance it properly either way.

Re: Framed James Jean Thread...

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:56 am
by Weaksauce
Thanks peacedog, you've put in words what I've felt but didn't know how to describe. I've seen frame-ups of prints of his work with the border revealed, and while I enjoyed some, I felt it wasn't quite what I wanted to do. It was difficult to validate my inclination when I didn't see many examples of it with his work.

Heck, I actually wanted to ask you about it directly, but I didn't want to bother you with something I didn't plan on framing soon. I think I've emailed you verbosely enough with the current job you're working on and the future one being directly mailed to you hopefully soon :wink:

Re: Framed James Jean Thread...

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:12 am
by TOTM
For a client... Happy Easter ya freaks!

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Re: Framed James Jean Thread...

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
by TOTM
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Re: Framed James Jean Thread...

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:16 am
by TOTM
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