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Drew Allen

Drew Allen

Director of Content Marketing. Managing Editor. Drummer. Husband. Father. Lover of good stories and great design.

Beautify the World Around You

I recently stumbled upon some art projects that have stuck to me.  The art I highlight today shows how simple it can be to make something happen in your community, and in the world. On Jama Avenue in Ecuador, one concrete pole was painted outside a cyber cafe to draw people in and make passerby look twice. As a result, so many eyes were attracted to the splash of color, that a community contest was put together asking artists to …

We Love These Online Galleries of Photojournalism

Stories are so much better when told through images. Moments in history are often remembered by the powerful photos that go with them. In honor of that notion, I’m sharing with you all some of my favorite places to browse through captured moments. Reuter’s has an Editor’s choice section.  The best photos from the past 24 hours are always up, and almost always stunning. National Geographic always shares a photo of the day as well. Today’s is so mysterious and …

3 Picture Hanging Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier


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You just picked up your new print from the store. Well, now what? Placing your pictures on your wall in that perfect spot can be tricky and time consuming. Especially if you don’t have an expensive, high-tech drill. We’ve come up with some innovative and resourceful ways to make your life easier so that you can spend less time hanging up your favorite memories and more time enjoying them. 1. Utilize the level tool on your smartphone! The easiest way to …

We Fractured Photos from Instagram and Here’s What Happened

They’ve revolutionized photo-sharing.  Let’s give a big applause to Instagram.  Being able to instantly edit photos with great-looking filter stamps can make even the old school photographer want some snapping action on this. Here at Fracture, we couldn’t resist but challenge our printer to do it’s best on some Instagram photos.  So you can imagine how pumped we were when we saw the result.  Instagram photos look hella good Fractured!  So good, that I just used the word “hella.” So …

Here’s What Your Child’s Art Could Look Like on a Fracture

Here at Fracture, we always look at each print to ensure the quality we promise.  When we do, we can’t help but notice all of the cool images that come our way. One client that we’ve noticed creatively uses Fractures to display her child’s artwork. The glass print preserves the detail that the original piece surely had.  The “Awesome!” sticker has a bit of shadow, and the fibers of the construction paper are apparent. That’s some impressive printing quality if you ask …

$750k, Turnstone, and the Mayor….what a day!

Yesterday was an off-beat day here at Fracture.  We had visitors from all over the place, including a couple local tv stations, friends from the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe, and some other surprise guests.  Why all the excitement? Well, the big news was that we just closed a $750K round of investment from the Tamiami Angel Fund!  Abhi and Alex have been working hard on that and they were happy to cross that hurdle. The other …