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Star Trek Universe Television Show Shadowboxes

Star Trek Voyager collage
Recently, a client of ours brought in a really interesting shadowbox project for us to work on. He works in television production and has always been a big fan of the Star Trek universe. He collected photo cards of all the actors that appeared on Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space 9 and Babylon 5. Then, he attended all the science fiction conferences that revolved around these shows and made it his mission to get all the cards signed by the actors who played these imaginary characters from the 3 television series. Then, he had the title cards for them created on a 3D printer and, when finally assembled, brought them to us to put them together into shadowbox frames in collage format. Our framer, Julie, collaborated with our client to create the desired layout for each, along with the matting, frame and glazing for each. They turned out incredibly well and our client was very happy with the final result.

Babylon 5 Shadowbox Frame
Star Trek: Deep Space 9 shadowbox frame
The frame for Star Trek: Voyager was a Larson-Juhl 414430 Dillon Grey Cap, with Crescent 7141 Mole Skin Suede Matting over Crescent 1115 4 ply black museum board. Tru-Vue Museum Glass was used to glaze the frame. Museum Glass is anti-reflective and is nearly invisible, which is very important when you have elements within the shadowbox that are set back from the glass. Frame size was 22 x 25 1/2.

Detail 1 of Star Trek: Voyager shadowbox frame
The frame used for Star Trek: Deep Space 9 was by AMCI Moulding, part of a collection called "Fusion". The matting on top was Artique 4968 Onyx and the bottom was Crescent 9945 Silver, also with Museum Glass. The DS9 frame size was 26 1/2 x 36 1/2".

The 18 x 28" frame that was created for Babylon 5's shadowbox was a Larson-Juhl 275877 "Colliseum Black Oxide Cap."  The top mat was Bainbridge 628504 "Concrete" and the bottom mat was Crescent 1115 4 ply black. Museum Glass was also employed here.

Babylon 5 detail of autographs
DS9 Detail of crew with autographs
Do you collect items that would look cool in a shadowbox frame? Bring them in and we will collaborate on a frame design that will show them off to their best advantage. It is way better to be able to look at the objects of your passion each day, on the wall at eye level, rather than having to haul them out of a drawer, closet or box to enjoy them!

Framing by Julie Kotulak, CPF
Photos by Brian Flax, CPF
Images by kind permission of our client, Steve R.