Bevels & Pixels

A Blog by Level Frames

The Beauty of Pixels Extends Beyond Our Monitors and Onto Our Walls

By - June 10 2016

In this digital age we live in, we are bombarded by so many pixels that sometimes we hardly even notice their presence. With the influx of video games over the last few decades, pixels are no longer just the seemingly infinite number of dots on our monitors but are now considered an art form.

Wolverine, Stegasaurus, and Vader with Snowman by Alex Griendling.

Pixel art is a type digital art where artists meticulously choose the location of each and every pixel to create scenes and images. They're reminiscent of 8-bit, 16-bit, or …

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The Level 3: A New and Better Way to Create a Collage Frame

By - June 01 2016

3 is a Magic Number

A triptych collage frame displays three separate photos, each revealed within its own mat window opening. It's the perfect way to create a theme, tell a story, or just showcase three of your best photos when you can't decide which one to frame.

We are such huge fans of this style that we've built a seamless experience for creating your very own. It's called the Level 3.

Traditionally, to build a collage frame like this entailed searching for an appropriately sized ready-made frame and then having to figure out how to …

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Put On A Show With Framed Broadway Posters

By - May 18 2016

When you think Broadway, you think bright lights, stardom and glamor, but in reality it's so much more than that. Theater is a sophisticated form of storytelling and expression of human emotions that quite literally brings people together. Witnessing an entire narrative unfold on stage is a powerful and immersive experience. Unlike films and motion pictures, performers in theater only have one chance to deliver each line with impact and conviction.

Now you can easily relive the magic of Broadway in your own home with this …

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Beautiful New Prints by Susan Lin

By - May 03 2016

"Susan is a watercolor painter, soon to be nomadic around the world. Her work is inspired by the cross between real and surreal."


We first partnered with Susan Lin for her Watercolor Trees series last year and have been enamored with her work ever since. Her delicate and colorful style fills her watercolor paintings with much effervescence and allure. She recently released over a dozen new prints that are equally as captivating as her past work. Here are a few of our favorites from these recent additions...

Totoro is one of Hayao …

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Freshly Framed in February to April

By - April 28 2016

Spring is finally here and the weather is starting to warm up, let's celebrate with a few custom framed works of art that burst with color. The past couple of months were filled with fun custom orders, scenic framed pictures, framed artwork, and much more. Here are a couple of our favorites...

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We love this large 'Spa-Citron' vintage poster by Francois Geo, and it looks even better framed. Custom framed in our 1.25" Black Maple profile and 3" off-white matting - simple yet elegant frame specs that make the vivid colors of the poster …

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Time to Make Mom Proud

By - April 22 2016

Mother's Day is coming up and we've got you covered with a few gift ideas to help you make Mom feel great on the 8th of May and every other day of the year.

When you order by the end of April, we can guarantee delivery by Friday, May 6th. You can also note any deadlines or preferred delivery dates in the Special Instructions field at checkout.

Framed photos

Photos have the power to instantly bring up memories, or convey the depths of a relationship in ways that words cannot. Harness this power by turning your best picture into a framed …

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How We Make Sure Your Photos Are Perfect

By - April 08 2016

All photos are not created equal. Aside from any artistic or sentimental qualities they may possess, the image resolution may range from very low to extremely high.

Usually, the naked eye can tell the difference between the two and you'll hear people throw around the terms "high-res" and "low-res," but there is a bit more to this concept and how it affects print quality when you go from digital image to a framed photo on the wall.

Upload a photo to print and frame now and we'll detect the resolution on the fly, or read on to learn …

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SXSW Flatstock 2016

By - March 31 2016

SXSW is a music, film and tech festival held annually in Austin, Texas. The 10 day conference is filled with concerts, panels, workshops and parties. One of the highlights every year is Flatstock, an enormous exhibition of poster art by some of the worlds most talented artists and designers. It's an awesome platform that showcases the diversity of this art form while giving fans and collectors the rare opportunity to meet artists.

This year's Flatstock saw over 50 artists, collectives and print studios featuring their work. We spent two …

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Introducing Level Accounts

By - March 22 2016

Create a Level Account for Personalized Custom Framing

We're building the best online custom framing experience so that you can enjoy more art and photos on your walls. Today, that experience gets even better with the introduction of Level Accounts. When you create an account, either before or after your first order, you'll access exclusive benefits as well as a streamlined interface that makes it even easier to find and customize a frame you will love.

Join now and have a look around, or continue reading for a detailed overview of …

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How Earnest Tapped In-House Design to Level Up The Office

By - March 03 2016

For artwork and inspiration on the walls at work, a company's own branding can be a goldmine. This is a case study on how Earnest leveraged their own design resources to create framed posters that look amazing while communicating the company's culture and core values.

Earnest is a new personal finance company using software automation, smart design, and exceptional service to help people take control of their finances. From the home page to the dashboard used by clients, design plays a prominent role.

They have been growing fast and …

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Start Here

  1. How to Frame your Prints, Posters and Pictures
  2. How to print and frame your pictures
  3. Oversize Prints and Frames
  4. How Earnest Tapped In-House Design to Level Up The Office
  5. Introducing Level Accounts
  6. Get Creative with New Collage Frame Options
  7. More Stellar Art Prints by NASA
  8. Common Questions About Framing