From Pop Culture

March Madness 2017

NCAA_March_Madness_logo_2016

It’s that time of year that a most sports fans and a lot of casual viewers love, MARCH MADNESS! March Madness or The Big Dance are nicknames that refer to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Created in 1939, this tournament is single-elimination and takes place every year in March. 68 college basketball teams from the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) are divided into four regions and play this “one and done” tournament to decide the national champions.

Televised since 1969, March Madness has become one of the most famous annual sporting events in the United States. Fans love cheering for the Universities they attended and have such a yearning to boo and shame their most heated rivals. It’s the time of year that can be inspiring seeing a low seeded Cinderella team going the distance and making it deep into the tournament. Mid-March is a time when televisions are filled with basketball because there is an astounding 67 games that will be played in the short span of 3 weeks.

Regardless if you’re a casual viewer like a lot of us out here or you’re a die-hard college basketball fan, March Madness has something for us all to enjoy.  Comment below and tell us who you think will win this year’s NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament. Additionally at Frame USA we have our own annual tradition called Margin Madness taking place, so swing by our site and check out all the fantastic products and savings we have for you!

Frame-USA-Basketball

Mardi Gras!

directory-banner-mardi-gras-masks-slide-2

Tuesday February 28th marks the celebration of Mardi Gras! Commonly referred to as Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras is marked by Carnival celebrations and ends on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.

Mardi Gras began thousands of years ago as a pagan celebration of spring approaching and fertility. Later once Christianity became the dominate religion in Rome, they added these Mardi Gras tradition as a popular prelude to Lent. This was done so people could binge eat food and partake in debauchery right before the upcoming weeks of fasting.

Louisiana, and more specifically New Orleans, holds the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States. 1837 is the year that the first Mardi Gras parade took place in New Orleans. Since then Mardi Gras in New Orleans has gotten so big that it’s became synonymous with the city, embraced by residents and remains New Orleans biggest attraction. On Fat Tuesday the last parades of the season take place and the celebrations wind down come to a close with the Meeting of the Courts (the Rex Ball Bar). Louisiana is still the only state in the USA where Mardi Gras is an actual legal holiday.

Revelers pack Bourbon Street beneath the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans on Mardi Gras day in the French Quarter, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

This Mardi Gras enjoy 12% off all Design a Frame orders with Coupon Code: LoveIt12

Design-A-Frame-Banner-Template-2-27-2017

Postersevice — New Poster Preview

PosterService

Most of you know that Frame USA has a sister site called Posterservice, which specializes in a wide variety of posters included but not limited to:

We wanted to refresh your memory and introduce you to some of the newest posters we have just rolled out.

Groovy Records

Groovy Records

Depicted in this poster is a 1960’s record store with music posters showcasing big names such as The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.

Venice Grand Canal by Leonid Afremov

Venice Grand Canal

This poster is a colorful pallet knife painting of the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. This canal is one of the most traffic infested parts of the city and provides water buses, water taxis and gondolas of people to travel. This painting is brought to us by Leonid Afremov, a distinguished contemporary artist.

Visit Mars

Visit Mars

This poster is part of NASA’s initiative to revamp their space program and get the youth interested in space.

Head on over to Posterservice and pick from our wide selection then have it framed with Frame USA.

Inauguration Day – January 20, 2017

Inauguration
Inauguration

Today, January 20, 2017 is Inauguration Day! Inauguration Day is a ceremony to mark the formal admission of the President of the United States new four-year term. Since 1937 Inauguration Day always happens on January 20th following a presidential election.

The first Presidential Inauguration occurred on April 30, 1789 and was held for the first President of the United States, George Washington. Inauguration occurred in April up until 1937 when it changed to the January 20th date we have. This change was put into effect in order to shorten the length of time from when a President was elected to when he actually started working.

Today marks the last day of Barack Obama’s 8 year run as President of the United States of America and we welcome Donald Trump as this nation’s 45th President.

The Obamas & The Trumps
The Obamas & The Trumps

 

Get to know our new SEO Coordinator at Frame USA

As the temperature drops, days get shorter and nights get longer, we’re steadily approaching my favorite time of year; the return of fall TV! My name is Corbin Watts, and I am the new SEO Coordinator here at Frame USA.

Fall TV returns during the last few days of September and with it comes new seasons of everybody’s favorite network shows which we have been waiting and anticipating for months. Whether you’re looking forward to seeing what the Dunphy clan is up to on Modern Family, which villain Barry is going to foil next on The Flash or will life get any better for the apocalypse survivors on The Walking Dead, fall TV has something for all of us.

The Flash Poster
9887

The Walking Dead Poster
9906

There’s nothing better than shutting yourself in the house, plopping down on the couch, hiding from your responsibilities and vegging out on your favorite television shows. I seriously can’t wait for my DVR to fill up with an abundance of programs I watch, just thinking about it is making me smile. I suggest you find a few TV shows you really enjoy and get ready because in the immortal words of Ned Stark: winter is coming.

For more TV Posters, visit, http://posterservice.frameusa.com/posters/tv-movie-posters/tv-posters

Once you pick out your favorite poster at posterservice.com, your next step is picking out the perfect poster frame.

FrameUSA.com and Posterservice.com are sister companies and this is one of the main reasons why! FrameUSA.com offers a wide range of posterframes that are perfect for your TV posters. Check out our full selection today at http://www.frameusa.com/poster-frames!

We Love Movie Posters

A lot of people have questions on the best way to frame a movie poster.  While movie posters can range in size, the two most common sizes for movie posters are 24×36 and 27×40.  Lucky for you, we have a wide range of movie posters and frames for those posters.

First, you need to pick out the perfect movie poster.  Posterservice.com offers a wide range of options, with many top movie poster choices including Star Wars, Terminator, Reservoir Dogs and more!

Here are just a few of these great options:

Star Wars Posters

9826 9921

Terminator Posters

33158 34021

Reservoir Dogs Posters

34032

34031

For all of our options, visit, http://posterservice.frameusa.com/posters/tv-movie-posters/movie-posters

Once you pick out your favorite movie poster at posterservice.com, your next step is picking out the perfect poster frame.

FrameUSA.com and Posterservice.com are sister companies and this is one of the main reasons why!  FrameUSA.com offers a wide range of posterframes that are perfect for your movie posters.  Check out their full selection today at http://www.frameusa.com/poster-frames!

 

 

budget_blackComplete

The Perfect Poster Frame

When looking for the perfect poster frame there are many things you can keep in mind.  First, all of our sizes on www.frameusa.com are the inside dimensions/your poster size.  Therefore, if you have a 24×36 poster, you need a 24×36 poster frame.  Keep in mind, that all frames, no matter the type or style of frame, will overlap your poster slightly.  This is what keeps the poster from falling through the front of the frame.

 

Here are our top 3 poster frame options:

 

A few helpful hints:

  • The most common poster frame size is a 24×36 posterframe. Budget Saver Poster Frame
  • A typical movie poster is 27×40, so you would need a 27×40 posterframe.
  • All frames can be used to frame posters, no matter the type or style.
  • An 11×17 poster frame is great to frame a poster for a child’s room or office.

 

Looking for more details, check out our poster frame page today at: http://www.frameusa.com/poster-frames!

Marilyn Monroe Poster

Marilyn Monroe – An American Icon

We all know her and love her. She’s performed in multiple different movies and captivated our imaginations. She was a style and pop culture icon. Marilyn Monroe was the blonde bombshell of her time. She was born June 1, 1926 and overcame a difficult childhood. She soon became what we still know her today, a Hollywood star.

Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe Posters

 

While she did pass away in 1962, people today still recognize her. She is an American star you can never get enough of. You may see her picture in retro diners, museums or even collectors homes. Our Marilyn Monroe posters are popular among customers. We carry the famous Marilyn Monroe pose to the classic Marilyn Monroe costume stance. We also have artist’s rendition of Marilyn Monroe posters. These are posters you can never get enough of. These posters are more than what you tape on the wall. Added to a frame and you have a classic art piece. Great for any room of the house, these Marilyn Monroe posters will take an average wall and make it stand out.

 

 

Marilyn Monroe Poster
Marilyn Monroe Poster

Marilyn Monroe brought inspiration to many and her quotes are still used today. She has many people acting as her on the Hollywood streets. Today, we celebrate the birthday of an American Hollywood icon! Let’s cheers to this famous star!

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe

budget_blackComplete

Picking the Best Poster Frames

Memorial Day weekend is almost here and that’s when Hollywood kicks off the summer blockbuster season and starts releasing their big tentpole movies. If you’re a fan of action, adventure and fantasy or anything with explosions, special effects or spies, this is a great time of year for you. Sometimes it’s fun, when you’re a fan, to get a few posters from the big movies coming up. Not the expensive, collectible posters that hold a lot of value, just the ones you can pull out of the rack or order online at Posterservice. Unless you’re ten years old, however, you probably don’t just want to throw the poster up willy-nilly on a wall. You want to put it in a picture frame. What are ideal movie poster frames?

At Frameusa we have an entire category devoted solely to poster frames. They are all plastic picture frames but come in a wide variety. The best choices when you’re looking for a large frame like a 24 x 36 or 27 x 40 frame are our Budget Saver series and our Simply Poly.

Budget Saver have a beveled 1 1/4″ profile and come in black and cherry. They have a sleek look to them and are good and sturdy. Our Simply Poly posterframes also have a 1 1/4″ profile but are flat, like our popular Corporate wood picture frames. The Simply Poly comes in white or black.

Budget Saver Black
Budget Saver Black

 

Simply Poly White
Simply Poly White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you don’t want plastic there are some other frames that are particularly well suited to showing off your movie posters. If it’s wood you’re looking for, the aforementioned Corporate series comes in many different colors and is made from an eco-friendly wood composite. So not only does your Ant-Man poster look good in it, but you’re also helping the environment. For a thinner profile, made from real wood, you can’t go wrong with our Architect series. It has a tight, slim look and comes in some great colors.

 

Corporate Brazilian Walnut
Corporate Brazilian Walnut
Architect Red
Architect Red

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly, for something a little different, our Metal I and Metal II series can be put to good use showing off your favorite movie posters. They have the same thin, 3/8″ width but each series offers different colors. Metal I has the more basic, red, white, blue, black, silver and gold, while Metal II offers some unique colors like blue pewter, gunmetal grey and shiny bronze.

Metal I Black
Metal I Black

 

Metal II Blue Pewter
Metal II Blue Pewter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So when you need frames for pictures or posters in particular, check out what we have at Frameusa. We’ll make your art look great!

Happy Mother's Day

Framed Art as Mother’s Day Gifts

Happy Mother's Day Mother’s Day will be here in less than a week. Every year we strive to find something nice to give our moms. The ideal present is something that is personal and practical. Handmade gifts are hard to beat. Not everyone is crafty enough to make a perfect present. IThe next best thing is finding a gift that will remind her of the relationship she shares with you, every time she looks at it. One great idea is to find art and frame it for her. Art can speak volumes, whether through a single image, or literal words and text put together in a visually appealing way. At Posterservice and Frame USA we have a wide variety of both art prints and picture frames. With thousands of pieces to choose from you are bound to find something meaningful that you can put in a wonderful frame and give to her. Below are just a few examples of art and pictureframes combined that would make great Mother’s Day Gifts.

The simplest way to show how you feel is to say, “I love you.” And with the print below you can say it in a myriad of languages.This is our “I Love You” inspriational print int a blue Architect picture frame.

I Love You/Architect Frame
I Love You/Architect Frame

 

 

Maybe your mom longs to travel. Perhaps it was always her dream to visit Paris and she hasn’t gotten to yet. Or maybe she’s been a dozen times and loves it more with each visit. Giving her a print of a place she loves shows her how well you know her. The piece below is our Eiffel Tower-Black and White print, in an American Value Silver frame, profile 802, with a nice mat to set the image off.

Eiffel Tower/American Value Silver Frame
Eiffel Tower/American Value Silver Frame

 

Was  your mother  the cool mom on the street?  Did she let you watch Jaws with her when you were nine or ten and then let you climb into bed with her that night when you woke up from nightmares about Great White sharks? If you and her have laughed about that for years, putting our classic “Jaws” movie poster into a flat black Metall II frame will bring back those fun memories.

Jaws/Metal II Frame
Jaws/Metal II Frame

 

There are so may different combinations of art you can choose from; movies, tv, music, animals, maps–everything under the sun. And with a huge selection of metal frames, wood frames, poster frames and shadowboxes, the chance of finding your mom something great is assured. Let your mother know you appreciate her. Give her something that will remind her of your love every time she looks at it.