Designing a frame for Edward Steichen's 'The Victor'

Going to work at DDG Frameshop feels like to getting to go behind the scenes at a world class museum everyday. The day Edward Steichen's The Victor came in was no exception.  While our aesthetics at DGG often highlights the artwork by the frame's simplicity, sometimes a piece requires extra embellishment. Through an engagement with art history and a focus on the forms and tones within a piece, DDG Frameshop strives to design frames that uniquely compliment the artwork. 

We have quite a library of books collected over the years, which together layout a timeline of framing's history. These references become great resources for us when heading to the drawing board.  When designing a frame, its often a fine line navigating between historical accuracy and re-contextualizing the piece within today's contemporary styles and interiors.

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Know your glazing: a quick look at glass and plexi for framing

Your artwork should reflect you - but not literally!  Here's all you need to know when choosing the best glazing for your collection.  At DDG Frameshop, we offer three types of glazing.  The first priority in framing is artwork safety and glazing is your first line of protection from damaging UV rays. For that reason, we only offer glass or plexi with UV protection. 

Are all UV protected glazing created the same?  What are the differences in quality and how do you know what is best for your artwork?  To us, the difference is clear. 

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