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Brad Brickley
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Posted: 11 November 2008 at 10:53pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Noticed about half and half with the white/black mat.  I can't decide what looks best, what do you guys think?  I know, I know...They all look great you knucklehead!!
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Nice thread. Thanks for starting it up, JB.
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Noticed about half and half with the white/black mat. I can't decide what
looks best, what do you guys think?



My personal choice for black and white art is a black matt in a black frame.

While on the subject, I have noticed that some of you matt the pieces with
the art in front of the matt. This seems to mostly happen when I break
the border and carry element of the art off the board -- but, in fact, I think
of all the pieces as being framed under the matt. I like the idea of the
matt's inner edge "cropping" the extended art, even if it's only a tiny bit.
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but, in fact, I think
of all the pieces as being framed under the matt. I like the idea of the
matt's inner edge "cropping" the extended art, even if it's only a tiny bit.

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JB, are you saying that that you would think it's better to have the mat extend to cover the copyright notice and border or right before that?  Not sure I understand.  Thanks.
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It would be difficult to cover the copyright notice, since it's so close to the
border and the border is ragged.

I meant just the outermost edge of the piece -- 8th of an inch, maybe. I
sort of like the illusion that the art actually extends beyond the matt, which
would be the effect, I think, with those where the art goes off the board.

No big, tho. Customer's choice.
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Posted: 12 November 2008 at 3:05pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Are the commission sizes standard frame sizes? Or do the commissioners get custom frames?
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Gerry Turnbull
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Posted: 12 November 2008 at 3:28pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

both my framed Byrne pages are custom made for the art.(all of my frames are made for the specific piece actually)
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Mine was custom-made as well. Since we're on the topic, I love telling this story:
The framer saw the art and asked me "Is this a print? because whenever I see one of these, there's a number on the bottom like 1 out of 5000 or something". I told him "No it's not a print, this is the actual art, and will never be printed elsewhere, so it's actually number 1 of 1."
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Posted: 12 November 2008 at 4:37pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Are standard size frames available?
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Scott Green
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All of my pieces were framed with 1/8 of the art behind the matt.  I love how John extended the art outside of the his border, so I wanted to show as much as possible. 
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Brad Brickley
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That's what I was thinking, thanks for clarifying.  
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I like to frame pages of original art in front of the mat, because the production process is an element that is of interest to me. I would probably frame a commission under the mat, I think, because it's meant to be art hanging on the wall, rather than for print.
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