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Drew Allen

Drew Allen

Besides being the managing editor of this blog, I'm also a drummer, a husband, and a father, not necessarily in that order. I love good stories, and great design, and I probably quote the Office more than I should but less than I could.

3 Picture Hanging Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

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 …

Smart Cameras: About Time or a Bit Too Late?

This week was a big one for the digital camera industry.  I’m not talking about DSLRs or smart phone cameras, but those point and shoots that we used to all carry around but are rarely used or talked about these days.  Seems like companies are realizing that it’s not enough for cameras to just take photos anymore, they need to join the party and get connected. Polaroid announced that they have created a “smart camera” that allows you to instantly …

4 Unique and Affordable Ways to Show Personality in Your Home

Our homes play several roles in our lives, but most importantly, it’s the place where we can be our complete and total selves. Reflecting personality and values in a home is what makes it unique. As we grow and change, our taste in things often does too. We’ve done some research and are here to help you spruce up your living space with quick and easy design ideas. 1. Gallery Walls A trendier option, but a great one nonetheless. Gallery …