If I could do something like this legally I would, very much copyright infringement without licensing the artwork haha. By far one of my favorite types of displays, I think they’re absolutely gorgeous.
I really like them, to be honest. I see them as an occurrence in which fanart and custom manufacturing beautifully integrated official artwork and product. A nice collaboration for a newer piece of art.
I gotta have the card first before I even consider wanting the frame
Ok, well I do have the Vaporeon shown but I chose “indifferent” as the extended art frame doesn’t really any any value to me on top of just having the card itself. I would personally prefer to use the $25 towards grading the card instead if I wanted to protect it. Honestly though, even if I had a Moonbreon it would just go right into my binder anyways, and probably live there forever.
They’re not for me but I think they’re a nice option if you were to pull an alt art but not in a gradeable condition, but still want to show it off still in something other than a cardsaver / toploader,
Also it’s better that the creator is actually making a unique product to frame cards rather than making the 500th grading company
As an artist myself there’s something about “expanding” someone else’s art as a way to “improve” it that really rubs me the wrong way. I think the idea is neat but especially seeing it executed without the the same skill as the original artist just makes this feel cheap.
Case in point you can see on the Leafeon one that they made the horizon curve for no reason on the extended art section when it doesn’t do that in the card art.
I’m in the “do not like camp”. I have always felt the focus should be on the original card/art, and what is used to display the card should make the art the focus. I feel those extended art frames don’t enhance the card, but take away from the original art. The only times I would consider an extended art frame would be for my 8 year old niece and put in one of her favorite Pikachu holo’s.
Definitely lots of copyright infringements going on with what’s on the marketplace, wouldn’t be surprised if they get a letter eventually…
Those cases are pretty cool. Personally, as long as the extended art has no border, or a neutral colored boarder, I’m gonna be all for 'em. IF, however, they have a magic school bus yellow border… naw, bro. GIve me the inner frame.
I’m no expert, but having navigated IP infringements in the past, I could see TPCi having grounds to initiate a cease and desist as they could be considered derivative works based on the original artwork.