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Rockabilly's Poster Framing Exploits



  • rockabilly777rockabilly777 Member, The Framer Posts: 587 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Thanks, Ves. It would've been just too costly to swing by your house and wander off with your Genevieve, so I had to settle for getting my own.  ;)

    Here's a bonus post so soon after the others. This one has been in the works for a while, because I had to wait until I found a frame with agreeable dimensions. I bought this German Hot Spot poster, because it pares the art down to the most interesting element from the US 1 sheet. However, in window card style, there's a big, blank area at the top, I would guess for theater info to go in.

    I wanted to eliminate all that space and thought I'd have to (gasp!) trim the poster, but in the end, I just folded over the top section to the back. A fresh mat and a few minutes with the mat cutter and I'm happy with the results (as usual, my apologies for the glare):

    The frame as found is a metal sectional frame that was silver, so I sprayed it black to match all my other frames, but it seems to have NOT at all well taken to the paint. Lots of little flakes coming off.  :s  Sooo, that I'll still have to sort out, but I do like the end product overall.

     B)  B)
  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 4,450 admin
    Damn! Really nice stuff, Rock! That Genevieve is sublime! You've got the mad-framing skills for sure! 

    And the Hot Spot turned out really nice! A good call on folding back, modern take on "film noir"!
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,434 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
  • rockabilly777rockabilly777 Member, The Framer Posts: 587 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    The missus and I got out yesterday and braved the home improvement store and the scourge of small businesses everywhere, Walmart  :s , where I was able to pick up a couple inexpensive frames (thrift stores are all shut down presently, dammit).  So last evening, I was able to get this one matted and framed. I bought the light brown mat for another poster, but didn't end up needing it. Hopefully it's an okay choice for this poster:

    And I picked up this handbill/herald thingy some time back and mated it it with a little matting and an 11x14 frame from the local "everything's a dollar" store. One of these days, I'll get my hands on a 1 sheet for this title:

     B)  B)
  • rockabilly777rockabilly777 Member, The Framer Posts: 587 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    I searched the word "framed" in my posters folder in the computer, and came up with a whole bunch of stuff. Some, or even most of it probably went into the recent hangings thread over time, but I figured that maybe I'd put the pics of things that I had to mat in order to frame in this thread. It's definitely not a case of "gee, look guys, I can mat stuff", but it's just content that probably belongs in this thread, should anyone be interested or want to seek it out. As always, criticism is welcome if this is overkill or not the best idea.

    That's all in the folder for now, but there's lots more matted and framed stuff that's not in this thread, so I guess I gotta get busy and take some pics.  :)
  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 4,450 admin
    edited April 10
     :o  Sky Captain is awesome! Very cool! As for Reckless off!.... ;)

    ....great thread! Keep’em comin!  :)
  • rockabilly777rockabilly777 Member, The Framer Posts: 587 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Here's kind of a one-off entry for this thread. Understandably, most of us poster collectors tend to be purists and only buy/collect original posters. I certainly prefer that myself. But what happens when you like a poster image, but you're never likely to see that poster for sale, and if you did, there'd be something prohibitive about it?  I faced that with both of the first two posters I'll show here. The first one, Anna di Brooklyn (US title Fast and Sexy) has one poster image that I've seen which I think is an Italian poster, that has cool automotive art. I know of one original for sale right now, but it's 55x39 inches, which is a pain to frame, and it's also $700. The solution I tried (for both of these) is to take the best image I could find of the poster and have a print made. The frames that I bought for both are 24x30 and just sourced inexpensively from Walmart, but that'll give some idea of the sizes of the posters. Here's how that one turned out (as always, sorry for the poor quality of the picture):

    The second one I've only ever seen images of online. I've never seen one for sale. The potential issue with this one is that if it did pop up for sale, it would likely be pricey, but due to the nature of Mexican posters, would probably also need conservation as well. Again, I just took the best image I could find, had a print made and then framed it up:

    There's no ethical issue here, as I'll never have the need to sell them, and even if for whatever reason I did, I would pass along the information about where they came from. Both are clearly on photographic paper and not poster paper, so even if I turned into an evil not-so-genius, they would fool no one.

    Next and last for this particular post, I framed up the Belgian poster I got recently for The Family Secret:

    Yeah, I know. Just more (as Clarkson, Hammond and May would say) petrolhead stuff. Take care of yourselves and those you care about, and have a great day!  B)
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,434 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Wowee!  Those last three are something else!
    Print...poster, who cares.  They look amazing!

    Is there any room left on the walls in the rockabilly mansion?
  • rockabilly777rockabilly777 Member, The Framer Posts: 587 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Thanks Ves. I'm very fortunate in that besides the poster lair, I have 5 other walls between two other rooms that carry movie posters. The problem is that since I don't want to make lots of different nail/screw holes in the wall, I'm limited to only hanging like 1 sheets here, a half sheet there, inserts over there, etc. I can hang different posters, but always the same format. There's lots of walls around here, but I think Kim is happier having the rest of the house decorated traditionally. She does genuinely like movie posters and other nostalgic-y things, but I know my place and try not to push my luck. In the end, as I've mentioned before, I have WAY more stuff framed and ready to go than I have places I can actually hang it. The intelligent thing to do would be to stop buying, but this is the only real creative outlet I have, so I just do my best to be sensible-ish about purchases. 

    While on the subject, it's interesting that a good handful of poster collectors are motivated enough to join forums to chat about posters, but comparatively few actually show what's on their walls.
  • MattMatt Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 5,556 admin
    You must have a bucket load of frames. It was hard to choose which poster was the best. So I didn't.
  • rockabilly777rockabilly777 Member, The Framer Posts: 587 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Thanks as always, Matt. In terms of the forum and contributing to the poster community, I can't participate in chat or offer opinions about the movies themselves because I'm not a movie buff and don't watch many. However, to whatever extent I can, I collect and display the posters and try to show them framed and displayed, so that folks who appreciate such things can do so. In terms of the number of framed posters I have around here, I took a few snaps just now. 

    Here's the majority of them. Under the stairs seemed like a decent place, as it's out of the way, out of direct sunlight, and reasonably temperature and humidity controlled.

    Here's the closet in the poster lair. I should probably just move these under the stairs, but I'm sure it would just fill up again.  :s

    And these are just some of them that are loose in the poster lair. Additionally, there's about 8 frames with lobbies, 6 half sheet frames and one with a couple framed stills sitting in here as well. 

    I also have some non-movie poster framed art and some empty frames stored in the garage. Just stuff I don't have room for in the house and isn't quite as much of a concern about temperature and humidity fluctuations. It sure would take up a lot less room if I would've started collecting stamps instead. Sheesh.  :)
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,434 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    This is good because you can flick through and enjoy their beauty fairly easily...unlike having them tucked away in draws or tubes...
  • rockabilly777rockabilly777 Member, The Framer Posts: 587 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Oh goodness, the majority of the posters are in my flat file/blueprint cabinet thingy, but they're fairly easily accessible in there. I still have quite a few in tubes, but I don't think there's any with a lot of value in those. With few exceptions, most of the posters in tubes are stored in the garage. Egads, I think what I really need is a hobby or hobbies that aren't based on accumulating things. Ugh.  :s
  • BruceBruce Member, Captain Movie Poster Posts: 1,026 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    Egads, I think what I really need is a hobby or hobbies that aren't based on accumulating things. Ugh.  :s
    Rock climbing comes to mind, based on your ID!
    We ( hold 3,000 auctions every other week + 6 major auctions a year.
    See all of our current auctions in one gallery here:
  • rockabilly777rockabilly777 Member, The Framer Posts: 587 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    When I lived in Vegas, that would've been the ideal time. Lots of opportunity for rock climbing there!
  • CharlieCharlie Member, Administrator, Moderator, Game Master Posts: 6,806 admin
    Amazing Rock!  Always wondered how you were putting them all up - under the stairs cache!
    That second mouse in the bowl of cream we call life...
  • rockabilly777rockabilly777 Member, The Framer Posts: 587 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Thanks, Charlie. Those haven't seen the light of day in quite some time. I guess it's that part of a hobby when acquisition starts to challenge enjoyment. There needs to be a better balance.
  • rockabilly777rockabilly777 Member, The Framer Posts: 587 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Just a quick update for this thread. Due to the aforementioned saturation of framed items, I've backed off on potential framing projects. However, this one is a bit of a follow up. About 6 years ago, I ordered frame sections to accommodate a 3 sheet and also ones for a banner. Due to lack of a source for plexi/perspex/lexan that size and the potentially prohibitive cost of it, I just kept putting it on the back burner. I finally found a local source for the lexan, so I bit the bullet a week or so ago and ordered up both pieces. I went all gung ho and framed up the banner, before I really thought about where it was going to go when it was assembled. Ooops. So it sat like this for a couple days...

    ...until I decided that the best place for it unless I can find a better one, is on that same wall. So I took down the inserts and half sheet that were there and put up a different assortment.  

    I'm not wild about the blue banner not really going with anything else, but beggars can't be choosers. I need to get another lobby card frame so I can fill that gap, but at least the banner frame is finally finished and up on the wall. Now I have to search for some wall real estate for another 3 sheet.

     :)  :)
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,434 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Love it!  Really POPS!
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