The music we listen to says a lot about who we are, When people see it, it tells them something about us. When we think about it, it engages the emotions and memories we associate with it. As such, having framed vinyl on your wall is the perfect way to showcase who we are through our space, as well as giving us something we love to look at, It's artwork that truly engages us emotionally. It's foolproof, and at Frame by Frame, we want to help you create that space for yourself.
With Flume being in town, we thought now would be the perfect time to share these awesome record frames with you as a source of inspiration. We got the chance to play with framing a couple of limited edition vinyl sets recently. One from Flume for his recent album "Skin' and one from Radiohead's new album 'A Moon Shaped Pool'. These records are just incredibly cool to look at, from the marble effect for 'Skin', to the pure white for 'A Moon Shaped Pool'.
We have always loved framing vinyl, and as such we have a range of ready made frames designed to frame the sleeve itself! At $90 per frame, they are a steal. They come with UV glass to ensure they artwork will never fade, and are a great way to decorate your walls with artwork you have an emotional connection with.
The frames in these images are all custom, which is primarily what we do. If you bring in the records, we will tailor make a frame to match the vibe of the album, whether you are wanting to frame the cover, the record itself, or both. More and more, as vinyl becomes popular again, the standard album issue is being supplemented by enhanced limited edition versions. The owner of these records has the normal version of both for playing purposes, and the limited edition ones for framing purposes. Because of this, they can be enjoyed both audibly and visually.
You will see in the images that we have placed the record on top of the mat board in most cases, but in the all white Flume frame, we have actually created a circular over mat. This covers the edge of the record making it appear more like a conventional piece or artwork. We have chosen to let the records speak for themselves here, keeping the colours simple and the frames the basic black and white. We have played with creating a real rock and roll feel with the white frame and the black mat for Radiohead. The white vinyl made this the perfect option here. But this is just the beginning, the options are endless!
We can't wait to see what you bring us!
Sidenote: These photographs were taken before the frames were completely finished so as to avoid the double reflection of the vinyl and the glass. Because of this, it looks like some of the boards have gaps where they shouldn't have gaps. These disappeared once the frames were properly assembled and everything was pinned in place.