Bevels & Pixels

A Blog by Level Frames

More Stellar Art Prints by NASA

By - September 23 2016

Who doesn't dream of being in space? The allure and beauty of space is undeniable and NASA wants to recruit you. The agency just released a series of retro posters advertising potential jobs and responsibilities that we need on Mars...one day.

These frame worthy prints were originally commissioned back in 2009 for an exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Complex.

All eight statement-making recruitment posters are available free for download here. Here's a sneak peak of our favorites from the bunch and how they would look custom …

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More Ways To Frame Your Vinyl Records

By - August 26 2016

It's been almost a year since we first introduced framed vinyl as a new product on Level, and our catalogue is still growing with your requests. We love getting to know your taste in music, so don't be shy if you can't find your favorite album on our framed vinyl records page -- we'll track it down and frame it for you.

David Bowie's "Aladdin Sane" custom framed in Black Maple

Custom Framed Vinyl Formats

We're still pushing the boundaries on framing this classic format. Here are just a few ways we can make framing your records even more …

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What it Means to Float Your Artwork

By - August 05 2016

When To Float

We have a lot of fun helping our customers work out what type of frame and style works best for their artwork and tastes. Depending on the aesthetic of your print and the type of paper it's printed on, we could recommend floating as an option. Floating a print means that it will sit on top of the matting, as opposed to being partially overlapped by the mat.

Float mounted Egyptian papyrus print with spacers in our Natural Maple frame

When a print has deckled or uneven edges, we typically suggest this treatment to emphasize …

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Photo Apps We Love: Prisma

By - July 25 2016

Some photos benefit from a little editing to get them just right for printing and custom framing with Level. There are basic fixes like cropping, brightening, removing red eye, and countless apps for making such incremental improvements.

And then there are tools that will completely transform your photos into something new, artistic and entirely different.

Meet Prisma

The latest photo editing phenomenon is called Prisma. It's an iPhone (and now Android) app that is taking off across the world, and for good reason. Prisma has developed …

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Get Creative with New Collage Frame Options

By - June 24 2016

The freedom to create your own collage frame layout

A few weeks ago we introduced the Level 3 - a triptych collage frame with three separate photos, each revealed within its own mat window opening. For convenience, we selected four designs for this classic framing style, allowing you to choose the orientation of the frame (vertical or horizontal) and your photos (landscape or portrait).

Now, you have the option to create a totally custom collage by adjusting the number of photos, mat and frame width, orientation and more.

This allows you …

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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 collection …

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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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  5. Photo Apps We Love: Prisma
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