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How OTPSupply started their other art or illustration journey
Who are you known as?
Old Time Photo Supply
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
We manufacture and sell framing and poster mats to the Old Time Photo Industry. Our mats are used by Old Time Photography studios to enhance their photos of customers dressed in period costumes. We currently offer a variety of mats including, Western, Victorian, and the Roaring 20's. You can visit http://www.oldtimephotosupply.com for examples of our mats.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
We are looking to expand our line of mats to add the popular Steampunk genre. Info on Steampunk taken from Wikipedia...(Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West", in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. Steampunk perhaps most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era's perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the modern authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, Stephen Hunt and China Miéville.)
We need a filigree design similar but not limited to our Victorian mat line where the art is mostly contained in the corners of the mat. We may also be open to a more solid border design framing the entire photo, or a combination of both ideas. We are looking for creative ideas and interpretations of the Steampunk genre varying from a fancy Victorian filigree all the way to the gears and gadgets theme, keeping in mind that this mat will be produced on black paper with the design work printed only in copper foil. The design will need to work well as both a horizontal and a vertical image. Attached are a few images we found online that are in the right direction of what we are looking for. We also attached sample photos of people dressed up that are similar to what would be placed in a mat like this. Keep in mind that the mat art should enhance the photograph placed inside and not be too complex that it would take too much focus away from it.
***We are looking for a well balanced design. The lines and graphics should not be too bold***
We will be producing 8x10 and 11x14 size mats.
The mats will have a cut out opening for a photo.
The 8x10 cut out is 4&3/8 inches x 6&3/8 inches.
The 11x14 cut out is 7&1/4 inches x 9&1/4 inches
The final art will need to be submitted as a layered, working file to allow for future changes such as sizing.