After searching for a decade for a particular vintage poster, I finally found it on eBay and jumped on it. The model for the photograph is a relative of my husband’s and the poster is from 1964. There are fake copies being printed in Japan, but I needed the real thing, obviously.
It’s hard to photograph because of the reflection, but I wanted to include a photo of it. Please excuse the reflection.
I took it to Art Frame Studio to have it framed. They recently moved a few doors down. Apparently the rent in the old location was increased by 40%. The new location is smaller, but you can see everything that they’re working on, and I like being able to see other people’s art projects.
Art Frame Studio has been on Castro for 13 years and is family owned. They were helpful and patient as I worked through all the decisions involved in having something framed. I was happy to hear that the artwork never leaves the building. Some other places send projects out to be framed elsewhere.
Art Frame Studio also carries vintage photos of Mountain View and the Bay Area. The owner, DC Wong is an artist and lots of the art on the walls were done by him.
It feels good to shop local. And I always remind myself of the fact that $68 of every $100 spent at a locally owned business will stay in the community. Here’s a link to the Mountain View Downtown Guide (which is the Central Business Association) and here’s a link to the Chamber of Commerce Member Directory. I love Mountain View.