Lei Vendor by Frank Macintosh
Frank Macintosh’s crisp, bright airbrush designs enchanted our parents and grandparents, and the magic still works!
The airbrush ‘menu art’ of Frank Macintosh is synonymous with Hawaii’s golden years. Under contract to the Matson Navigation Company in the 1930’s, Frank’s crisp, bright airbrush images captured the imagination of the thousands of vacationers who travelled to Hawaii on the S.S. Matsonia in the late 40’s. Macintosh’s stylized art deco designs have been often imitated, and during the late 40’s and early 50’s his designs appeared on aloha wear.
What is a Mirrored Print & Gallery Wrap?
Canvas for Gallery Wrap
Take a good look at your print. The edges are mirrored, so that, the complete image is shown on the face of the frame once it is wrapped. In other words, You don’t lose any of the artwork. Our 2½” mirrored borders, allow your finished product to have a variety of thickness up to 2” deep. Therefore, make sure you choose an experienced framer who can make the frame to the exact specs of your custom print.
Hand-made Rattan Frames
Though the design has changed over the years, we commission these Rattan frames through a small family owned company in The Philippines. Your frame is the result of trial and error of the last 20 years! Rattan is a vine-like Palm that requires forest cover in order to thrive. Rattan grows throughout the jungle for over a quarter of a mile. Its trunk can span a diameter of over two inches down to the thickness of a human hair. The harvester’s collection process is performed by hand by a simple machete. Ultimately, the rattan vine cannot survive without the forest. Rattan quickly regenerates. As a result, this method of harvesting protects the destruction of the forest.