Skip Navigation Website Accessibility
220 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 431-9588
Star Trek, Seasons 1-3, Collage Frames with 3D Elements

Our client, Steve, worked in the television industry for many years and is a huge fan of the premier television shows that included the Star Trek, Stargate SG-1 and Battlestar Galactica universes. One of his associates was making things with a 3D printer and Steve asked him to make a number of 3-D printed titles that he could use in framed collages of visuals from those shows, along with his collection of autographed collectors cards of the characters from those shows. Steve went to all the science fiction conventions where these actors appeared and secured their autographs for this very long-term collectible project. While we have already done one of these framing projects for him, our framing team member, Julie Kotulak,CPF, worked closely with him to design and create the framed collages you will see represented on these pages. She had to select a frame or frames that were deep enough to accommodate the 3D titles and, still, have the look of a futuristic outer-space construct. Julie knocked it out of the park, as you will see below.

Star Trek (original series) 1966-1967, 1967-1968, 1968-1969
framed collage of original Star Trek TV series
The first season,while broadcast in color, was seen by most Americans in black & white, as color televisions had not penetrated the market very much in 1966. It was not long before that changed and we could all see these series in living color on NBC. The series actor cards that surround the central posed photo represent the main characters in the story. The central photo has all their autographs (no mean feat to obtain them!). There are 11 mat openings total.

The frame used, here, was an Omega 83782 1 1/8" Metal Veneer Tall Slope. The "Star Trek" title, at the bottom, is a 3D-printed title. Matting is Bainbrige 4707 on top (called Met Rice-Paper Niagra) and the bottom layer is Bainbridge 8085 Nickel Alphamat AC. The glass is Tru-Vue Museum Glass, sized 23 x 21 1/2. The client provided the framer, Julie Kotulak, CPF, with the star-field images to use as backgrounds on a number of these projects.

Detail Photos:

Detail photo of Spock and Kirk in Seasons1-3 of Star Trek

3D-printed Star Trek title for Season 1 frame
Framing designed and executed by Julie Kotulak, CPF
Photos by Brian Flax, CPF
Corner view of frame for Star Trek Seasons1-3 frame