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Tips for Displaying Beautiful Angle Posters

by Crafternoon
on 3/4/2010 @ 10:27pm
I have managed to acquire a couple neat Beautiful Angle posters that I am trying to hang in my apartment. Does anyone have suggestions on how to best display them? I'm looking for something in between thumbtacks and custom frame job on the expense scale. Also, the less expensive poster frames do not seem to come in a convenient size for this project.

What have other poster owners done to show them off? Any suggestions will be considered and greatly appreciated. Thanks!

by NineInchNachos on 3/4/2010 @ 10:36pm

by Crafternoon on 3/4/2010 @ 10:54pm
Hmm, a wall-sized wheatpaste poster collage does have interesting creative possibilities. I was hoping for something that would allow me to get my security deposit back though.

by L.S.Erhardt on 3/5/2010 @ 1:16am
Just pay the members of CLAW something around $350 per day to stand in your apartment and hold the BA posters up. It's cheaper than many custom framing jobs and a helluva lot more interesting than a frame...

by KevinFreitas on 3/5/2010 @ 7:00am
@crafternoon: A museum shop somewhere once upon a time had a great idea of basically two bars to hang a poster. One on top with the hanging hardware that could clamp onto the poster, and one on bottom that would clamp on as well and serve as a weight to pull the poster taught. I'm planning to try making something like this DIY style in the next month or so. Maybe we could collaborate? I got a new Ace Hardware opening in my 'hood that I plan to make good use of.

by Crafternoon on 3/5/2010 @ 1:10pm
Kevin, that is a really interesting idea. Were you thinking wood, metal, or something else for the bar material? At least one of mine would need something to brace down the sides as well since it ripped a little. I might be able to make a frame with sides, but sawing a 45 degree angle seems like it could be tricky. I like where you're headed though and I'm up for a collaborative effort!

Thorax, the budget for hiring personal poster holders got axed due to economic downturns. I also had to let the guy who fans me with a palm frond go.

by L.S.Erhardt on 3/5/2010 @ 1:17pm
stupid economy!

by Mofo from the Hood on 3/5/2010 @ 6:55pm
1) Get some foam core, about 1/8" to 1/4" thick. Trim it to fit either an oversize backing sheet for your poster, or to the size of your poster.

2) Buy a sheet of 1/16" Plexiglass. I used to buy it at the B & I glass shop and have them cut it to the size of the foam core backing. This thin sheet is tricky to cut because it tends to crack or bust on the corners. (Probably Artco on 6th Ave could provide the plexiglass and trim service.)

3) Buy two clear plastic frame clips connected with a tension cord that you pull tight. (Try Artco on 6th Avenue.) Make a sandwich of your foam core, poster and plexiglass and then snap one frame clip on top and one on the bottom, then pull the tension cord to secure the whole piece.

by intacoma on 3/6/2010 @ 6:23am
These work well

by KevinFreitas on 3/6/2010 @ 8:45am
@crafternoon: Take a look at the link intacoma posted just there. That's exactly what I'm thinking but maybe a DIY version. The medium I was thinking was PVC painted to whatever color you like. Not sure about the torn one but Mofo's idea could look really nice 'n finished and preserve things a little better too. I'm not super handy so that's why I like the simple solution.

by Crafternoon on 3/6/2010 @ 11:52pm
Thanks for these great suggestions!

Mofo, I will definately stop in Artco and check on the plexi-glass. It seems like a good idea to have a protective cover of some sort. Thanks!

Intacoma, that was a really helpful link. I like the style of those but they seems a little too modern looking. It really got the creative juices flowing though!

Kevin, if all goes well, I will make something similar but with a stiff backing and a clear cover also clamped on. My obstacle now is that I can't figure out how to cut through only one side of the PVC (or pipe, or bamboo, or whatever I settle on). I tend to make things more difficult than they have to be; is there a simple solution?

Seriously, thanks to everyone who has commented. This is my first time writing on feedtacoma after reading anonomously for over a year. I am encouraged by the amount and quality of input.