DAYLIGHT DREAMS EDITIONS is an art studio based in Los Angeles releasing Fine Art and Photography that draws inspiration from Modernism and natural forms. Our work is available as Framed Art or unframed prints.
DDE is led by a core group of artists and designers working out of our studio in Los Angeles.
Some pieces are attributed to the individual artist that created the work and other pieces are attributed to DDE STUDIO. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis depending on what seems appropriate for the editon and the artist’s wishes.
An edition is a print run of a particular artwork. For limited editions, we will only produce a set number (typically 50 – 200) based on the particular piece and the artist’s wishes. Limited Editions come with a numbered certificate of authenticity from the DDE studio. Limited Editions are typically per size. For example, for a Limited Edition of 50 that we offer in 3 sizes, each size is considered a seperate edition of 50.
Open editions have no fixed production number. This doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be available forever but they have no restricted amount.
How are these artworks produced?
Most of our works are Pigment prints – a type of fine art printing method that uses archival materials and fine art papers. DDE’s prints are made with museum-quality 12-ink Archival Fine Art printers on heavyweight 100% cotton (tree free) Fine Art Papers, typically 255gsm – 350gsm. Depending on the aesthetic of the edition, we may use a smooth rag natural or a textured velvet paper.
Where are these artworks produced?
DDE’s entire production is Made in the U.S. All of our printing is done in our Los Angeles, California studio. We do not outsource our printing, allowing us full quality control. Our framing is also done in Los Angeles as well as satellite facilities in the U.S. depending on the project.
Who makes these works?
Most of the work on DDE is created by artists Mark Frohman and Molly Frances as well as our small circle of collaborators. Works attributed to DDE Studio are collaborations between Mark and Molly.
Are the artists involved in production?
Yes, everyone at DDE is an artist and involved in making decisions concerning their respective collections.
If I buy an edition, do I own the copyright?
No. Copyright does not transfer to the purchaser of the edition.
Will my print look just like it does on my screen?
As artists and designers we strive to properly represent our work. Although we work with web standards and color profiling, depending on the age, model and calibration of your computer, colors may appear slightly different on different screens. However, many of our clients have remarked how accurately the work matches the images online.
What kind of frames do you use?
Through much experimentation, DDE has found several frame mouldings that meet our standards of high quality, aesthetics, ecological sourcing, and affordability.
Our newly introduced line of Black Label artisan frames are crafted from scratch from a variety of hardwoods including maple, ash, cherry and walnut.
Download our framing catalog here: DDE-FRAME-FINISHES
A deckled edge refers refers to a print where the paper’s edge is slightly rough, or torn, as opposed to a straight clean edge. This is a common style among works of Fine Art on paper. We make decisions on every print whether to use a deckled or straight edge based on the aesthetic of the piece. When a print has a deckled edge it will be floated within the frame. Because we deckle our edges by hand, there will be some irregularities along the edge. This is the beauty of a deckled edge and Fine Art paper!
Floating refers to a work on paper that is mounted on the face of a piece of matboard within the frame, allowing space between the edge of the print and the face of the frame. Depending on the size and style of the piece, this will usually be between 1 and 2 inches. Floating a work on paper will emphasize the ‘objectness’ of the work, the quality of the paper, as well as giving the work some breathing room. The alternative to a floated frame is a flush mount, where the print extends all the way to the edges of the frame, often seen in photographic works.
A shadowbox frame is a frame where the artwork is set back from the face of the glass, usually about 1″, with the use of spacers, giving the work a deeper profile. Usually a print with a deckled edge will be floated in a shadowbox frame.
When will my artwork ship?
All orders are Bespoke made to order, from printing to framing. Unframed prints will typically ship between 2-5 business days. Framed prints will typically ship within 3 – 4 weeks. DDE is committed to getting your art to you as quickly as possible. We are always working to streamline our process while retaining our standards of quality. We believe it’s best for all parties if we take a little extra time to ensure proper packaging and review the quality of every piece.
Do you offer FREE SHIPPING?
Yes, shipping costs are included. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can use the code LAVIP for 10% off of your order. We also offer a local delivery and ‘white glove’ hanging service in the Los Angeles area for $250. See the following.
Do you ship artwork internationally?
Framed art with a width of 24″ or less will use a wire for easy hanging.
Larger framed pieces will have heavy duty d-rings.
We also offer a professional hanging service in the Greater Los Angeles area for $250.
If you’re in the greater Los Angeles area (including Pasadena, Santa Monica, Venice, etc) you can elect to use our ‘white glove’ installation service for $250. Your art will be delivered and hung in your residence or place of business by our highly experienced professional art handlers. You can just sit back and admire your new Art without having to hunt down your measuring tape.
Can you provide cleared art for Set Decorators working in film, TV, and commercials?
Yes, all of our artwork is cleared for use in production. We often work with set decorators to provide cleared art for Film and Television studios, advertising shoots, and production companies.
DDE is interested in working with select retail partners, Interior designers, and Trade partners to provide editions that support and enhance our shared goals. Interior designsers apply to be a trade partner HERE. Contact with inquiries.
Do you do custom commissions?
Email us at to discuss your project.
I don’t see the size print I need, do you do custom sizes?
ABOUT OUR SITE
Is your site secure?
DDE takes security very seriously. Our payment gateway uses SSL and is PCI compliant. If you choose to pay with a credit card, your information is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
What is your return policy?
As your work of art will be made to order – from printing to framing – we are unable to accept returns, refunds, or exchanges.
What if a print arrives damaged during shipping?