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Frame displays downloaded artwork on 4K screen

Frame allows users to change up the artwork on their wall, without buying new framed prints
Frame allows users to change up the artwork on their wall, without buying new framed prints
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Frame's app lets users access a curated collection of 4K digital artwork created by over 100 "established and emerging" artists
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Frame's app lets users access a curated collection of 4K digital artwork created by over 100 "established and emerging" artists
Frame allows users to change up the artwork on their wall, without buying new framed prints
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Frame allows users to change up the artwork on their wall, without buying new framed prints

Remember digital picture frames, those LCD screens that displayed peoples' snapshots? They're still around, but their low resolution has relegated many of them to garage sales and closets. Well, Frame is like a digital picture frame on steroids. It has a 50-inch 4K screen, and its accompanying app allows users to download works of visual art for ultra high-definition display.

Designed by San Francisco-based startup Depict, Frame features a handmade natural oiled maple frame that's available in natural, black or white color choices. The device's circular wall mount allows it to be rotated 90 degrees, so it can be easily switched between landscape and portrait modes, depending on what it's displaying.

And yes, if you don't want an unsightly electrical cord hanging down from it, you would have to mount it over an existing AC outlet.

Frame's app lets users access a curated collection of 4K digital artwork created by over 100 "established and emerging" artists
Frame's app lets users access a curated collection of 4K digital artwork created by over 100 "established and emerging" artists

The app lets users access a curated collection of 4K digital artwork created by over 100 "established and emerging" artists – some of those works are stills, while others are animated. Prices for those pieces start at US$10, although it's also possible to receive new works via a monthly subscription.

Users are additionally able to buy and trade pieces with one another, while contributing artists earn money for each sale via the company's monetization system. It's also possible for users to display their own work.

Frame isn't the first large-format digital art frame to reach production, with other examples including Meural and the similarly-named Framed, although it's certainly one of the first 4K models we've heard of. It's available for preorder, priced at US$1,800. Shipping should begin this fall (Northern Hemisphere).

Source: Depict

4 comments
RelayerM31
I'm sure it will be a great aquarium too.
Derek Howe
Is it also a TV, or is this JUST for artwork?
butkus
Or just take your tv to a picture framing shop. Or, if you're not completely diy challenged, some simplest stripwood and a matboard will get you pretty much exactly the pictured product.
BZD
Just what the world needs. The terrible thing is that the appeal is obvious so some people will buy these without any thought about the energy it takes to run it - and maybe worse still to cool their home even more due to the heat from the screen. I think it is fine when energy used goes to something people watch, but using loads of res sources on a picture which people will only watch for a tiny fraction of the running time is wasteful.
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