As you can tell from the image, Rancid is a punk band. They formed in 1991 in Berkley, CA and is often credited as being among the wave of bands that revived mainstream interest in punk rock in the mid 90’s.
This was a tough piece to come up with a design for, because framing is a precise and clean cut process, which is the polar opposite of punk rock. Coming up with a way to turn clean lines and sharp angles into a raw and organic design took a lot of thought.
Amy knew the colors right off the bat had to be red and black, so she chose the Black on Red Crescent mat from the Colorcore collection. These mats are a great way to act like a double mat for less than the cost of a double mat design. They come in a wide variety of color combinations from the classic colors of the rainbow to neon pink and teal.
Amy also knew a good frame to use that was anything but clean cut. The Legacy frame from Fotiou Frames has great textures and accent silver lines that are random and uneven, making for a frame that feels chaotic and raw. Perfect for a Rancid record. The small silver beads on the frame also add to the punk rock look Amy was going for, mimicking silver studs that most punk kids use to decorate their leather jackets. Raw, rough, and not a clean line anywhere on the frame… perfect.