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We want to provide evocative art for people who love beautiful imagery but find meaningful works to be beyond their means.

Incentive Images

These images are selected from the Library of Congress' Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs collection.  they are 35mm Kodachrome slides taken between 1939 and 1944.  They depict life and culture in the U.S., with a focus on factories and women employees, railroads, aviation training, and other aspects of World War II mobilization.

Framing Specifics

All images will be printed on archival paper with pigment-based inks.  Art will be mounted (fully reversible) to ArtCare foamboard under 100% rag mat and framing-grade acrylic glazing. The frame is wood with a matte black finish, approximately 1" visible face and 1.5" depth.

Who

Six years ago we started a framing studio that caters directly to artists and publishers.  We love what we do and take great pride in the work that leaves our studio and the friends and partners we’ve met along the way.

Good things aside, there is one thing we would still like to do. We’ve had our work hung from Dubai to Singapore, in upscale homes from Northern British Columbia to Miami. And that’s the problem. 

What

Everyone deserves to have something beautiful, memorable, or thought-provoking on their walls. But, what can be had at a reasonable price point; concert posters, photographs of exotic travel locales (complete with name since we’ve never been), or maybe the dreaded motivational print? 

What is it with those things anyway? The “inspiration” has to be spelled out literally. Either it is because the photo doesn’t relate to the text or someone out there thinks we’re too stupid to find meaning for ourselves. 

We mean to bridge the gap between our teenage, poster-infused years and our gilt-framed retirement with works for the rest of us. 

How

We would like to build a small virtual gallery of curated images that you, the customer, can browse without being overwhelmed. Select a print in one of three sizes, choose framing options, and see it on your walls within a week.

Why (do we need your help?)

That brings us to why we need your help making this a reality. We are quite adept at building things in the material world, but are going to need help with the virtual one. 

Where (will your money go?)

Kickstarter funds will go towards hiring a web programmer, and purchasing one or more used printers (and hopefully a computer controlled mat cutter!) so that we can conduct the entire operation in-house.  

Where (will the profits go?)

The last thing I want to mention is something we are really excited about being able to offer. One thing we've noticed in spending so much time with our artist friends is how terribly they are compensated for commercial work. We intend to change that. The artists themselves will always receive the lion's share of proceeds. Without them, where would we be?

We are starting with a few galleries of Public Domain images. We citizens have paid for some amazing imagery, it's high time it graced our walls. In those cases, a charitable foundation will again receive the bulk of proceeds. For example, if we have a collection of images from the Hubble and Spitzer telescopes, a portion of proceeds from the sales of those prints would go towards the NSF or NASA itself (or some other worthy crowd-sourced recipient). 

We don’t need much to get this rolling as we already have a fully equipped framing studio ready to work, we just need a wee push. I will end this with my thanks for taking the time to view our proposal and my sincere hope that we can be a part of something fun together.

Be sure to peruse the accompanying text to see examples of images and the specifics of our donation incentives.
Thanks again!

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