Saturday, October 26, 2013

Artist Spotlight: Todd Mack


Todd Mack has been creating new pieces from old and new for over 20 years. His attention to detail and craftsmanship oozes from every piece he creates. We had the opportunity to view Todd’s new pieces and share them with you!
Todd Mack | Chicago Mixed Media Collage with vintage rulers
Chicago piece constructed of vintage rulers and letters.
Todd Mack | The entire letter from the film 'The Breakfast Club' using chalkware letters in a custom shadowbox.
The entire letter from the film The Breakfast Club using chalk letters.
Todd Mack | Work Less
Vintage metal sign letters in a shadow box with custom tokens.
Todd Mack | Any Jesus
Vintage clipboard with triple Jesus cutout and custom lettering.
Todd Mack | Dr. Seuss
Antique paper cutter and assembled chalkware letters. 
Todd Mack | Chicago Mixed Media
Instagram by Stephanie Toland. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Cowgirls Only, Y'all!




We’ve got a show stopper framing project to share!
A lovely client came in with these awesome spurs and photo of her Grandmother who was a rootin’ tootin’ Cowgirl!
We fixed these spurs up special (use your cowgirl voice) in a beautiful shadowbox frame with plenty of Foursided pizazz. We absolutely love this one and had a blast making it. Enjoy!


Using depth to add interest.


Framers dueling over the best solution.

Adding some Foursided 'pizazz'!

And the finished piece. Ain't she a beaut'?!


Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Pops is the one who always leads you in the right direction-make sure your Dad is prepared for his own summer adventure!









Tuesday, June 5, 2012

What will you put in your Ticket Box?

Every Chicagoan knows that one of the true thrills of summer is the bevy of street fests, shows, and concerts that flood our city and the good ol’ Midwest. Keep a trophy of each special show in your very own ticket box.






Whatever scene you’re fond of we can make a custom box that’s just right for you.
After the show, just slip your tickets, wristbands, stickers— whatever souvenir you collected from the night— into the slot at the top of the box and watch your custom piece take shape!
They make a great travel souvenir  as well! Tickets from trains, planes, amusement parks, and museums.
Actors and musicians can put tickets from their own gigs in the box.
So what will you put in yours?






Thursday, May 31, 2012

Let’s Celebrate the Big Day!


Love is important and should be celebrated in every way, shape and form possible.
We offer a hand picked selection of civil union and gay marriage specific cards on top of our extensive selection of all types of wedding cards. Let’s celebrate!
Here’s a few of our favorites:










Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Custom Framing Process: A Playbill Extravaganza!


We had an exciting new custom project this week that we were itching to share. We had so much fun with this project we decided it was a great opportunity to share how much work goes into a specialty piece of this nature.
This lovely client came to us with tons and tons of Playbills that they have been collecting from all of the broadway shows they have seen. We decided to take that collection and make a wonderful way for them to remember their favorites. There are three pieces total, each with nine playbill covers. Now they’ve got a truly personal collection of art— and a killer conversation starter!




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Monday, April 30, 2012

GIfts for Yo Momma!

Moms are pretty awesome people. We all have one, know one, and love one!
On that one special day each year, we show our Mommas how grateful we are that they have put up with all of our crap. Reminisce about your attitude during those turbulent teenage years. Not so pleasant, huh?
We’ve made a list of 8 things that are sure to make your mom forget those troubled adolescent years— or at least numb them from memory for a day or two.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Give it up for the Heads of State

We are so excited to announce that we are carrying the entire Travel Poster serigraph series from design superstars, The Heads of State!



Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers, from the noble town of Philly, have created a vibrant collection of 8 serigraphs of favorite US cities for your viewing pleasure. While they're all equally gorgeous, we can't stop ourselves from drooling over the Chicago print.  These 14x24 beauties are great pieces individually or as a mix and match set. As always, we'd be delighted to frame them up special for ya!


The set was designed from spot illustrations that the boys created for an issue of Real Simple magazine- if Martha approves, you know these puppies are fabulous!

Stop into Foursided Andersonville to check out the whole series, or pick up the Chicago print at Twosided & Foursided Lakeview.





Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hand-picked Gifts for Your Gal

We’ve taken the guess work out of gifting this Valentine’s Day. We hand-picked 8 of our very favorite items that your lady is sure to swoon over.

Gifts For Your Gal- Whether girlfriend or gal pal these gifts are sure to please!

Just swing by one of our stores, grab a valentine’s card and your shopping is done. For a little extra, we’ll even wrap it for you. Still unsure of what to give? No fear— we have gifting gurus on hand at every location who can help you find that very special something if you’re still stumped. We just really love gifting, and we want you to love it, too!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Love is in the Cards

Foursided and Twosided are in love again- with a bevy of charming valentines!

Stop by and grab messages of love for those near and dear to you and send your love across the miles, no matter how far away they may be!

We have oodles of amazing new cards this year!

New comers Sapling Press from Pittsburg, PA, have swept us off of our feet with their witty one-liners. We couldn’t choose just one, they’re that good.

I Love You Like… // Sapling Press // $5.50
Mmmm… deliciously deep letter press…
We Go Together Like // Sapling Press // $5.50

Local stationer Ravensgoods is back at it again with their charmingly quaint notebook cards.
They make us want to puke a little. But, only because we love them so.

Notebook Valentines // Ravensgoods // $3.75

We are loving the honesty from Oddball Press along with the amazing ornamental envelopes. Express your love the only true way with violence, gifts, and the occasional dinosaur. Who needs flowers?

Awaiting Gifts & Love Punch // Oddball Press // $5.75
Extinct Love // Oddball Press // $5.75

Love is in the cards from Smock. These bright letter pressed cards have adorable coordinating patterns on the envelopes. It’s true.

Lobster ‘n’ Butter & Beer ‘n’ Lime // Smock. // $4.25

These retro inspired cards from Hello Lucky are the bee’s knees. They make us want to talk in corny puns all day.
Because we choo-choo-choooose too. [Insert picture of train here.]

Retro Inspired Valentines // Hello Lucky // $5.25
S + P // Hello Lucky // $5.25

If subtlety isn’t your cup of tea, we’ve got you covered. This one is sure to do the trick. If they say no the first time, there’s always the inside and the back which ask the same question. Third time’s the charm!

Wanna Do It? // Sapling Press // $5.50

Stop by and check out the rest of our treasures before they’re all gone… they’re moving fast!

Watch for our next post with more Valentines goodies.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Hello 2012!


Thank you to all of our customers for a wonderful 2011! We enjoyed getting to know more of you this year and we are excited about the plans we have for 2012.

We've included a sampling of a couple of our favorite New Year's cards, as well as some of our coolest calendars, so you don't miss a beat in 2012.


Sapling Press $5.25 each



Happy New Year's Cards!




2012 Calendars