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Phi Kappa Psi House BerkeleyCase Study, Phi Kappa Psi - Berkeley:

This project involved scanning, touch-up, preserving, and reframing a large number of class composite photos, original antique photos, fraternity memorabilia, and sports photos and jerseys. We redesigned some items from concept photos and old documents, and simply framed others. The project was part of a larger architectural renovation of the Phi Kappa Psi house.

On this project we had the pleasure of working with two dedicated alumni and their interior designer. Together with our on-staff graphic artist, we developed ideas for the implementation of all project phases. All works have the benefit of security installation.

As always, we timed our installation for the least office disturbance, and in this case, began working over the lunch hour.

Phi Kappa Psi CrestCalifornia Gamma - Phi Kappa Psi: “Over 150 years ago, two college students, William H. Letterman and Charles P.T. Moore, in the college town of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, were nursing and watching their stricken friends during an epidemic of typhoid fever. Through the long night vigils, an appreciation of the great joy of serving others came into their lives. Calling a number of others to join them, a Brotherhood was founded on February 19, 1852. Phi Kappa Psi sought a new fraternity, founded upon the great joy of serving others.

"The California Gamma Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi was originally founded on April 15th, 1899, although due to lack of membership the chapter was disbanded in the 1990s. The house was recently recolonized in April of 2009 and officially rechartered in 2010 thanks to a group of dedicated alumni and undergraduates.”

Phi Kappa Psi Dance Card Installed Phi Kappa Psi Dance Card Booklet
Among the items framed was a very small "Dance Card" booklet, from a 1921 formal dinner and dance hosted by the fraternity. The fraternity wanted to preserve the booklet while displaying its pages. We suggested scanning and printing out the book pages, including them in a multiple opening mat. The booklet is sewn to the acid free backing with invisible filament, and recessed inside a box. The matting was decorated with a gold pin-drawn design element, a printed title, uv filtering glass and black wood frame with a gold lip. See detail below.
Phi Kappa Psi Mosaic Crest Installed Phi Kappa Psi Wilson Memorial Installed
Framed mosaic fraternity crest installed in entry way. Framed Woodrow Wilson Memorial installed in passage way.
Phi Kappa Psi Next to fireplace Phi Kappa Psi Founders Paddles
Printing and enlargement of Class of '84 sporting event. Paddle wall with photo of class outside of Hearst House.
Phi Kappa Psi Oath Plaque Phi Kappa Psi Dining Room Plaque
New design based original fraternity pledge, plaque mounted.
Phi Kappa Psi Billiard Room Grouping
Framed memoriabelia in billiard room. Founders Grouping and framed charter.
Phi Kappa Psi Hallway Instalation

Phi Kappa Psi Program

Original menu and scanned and printed inner pages.

Composite class photos in residence hall.  
Phi Kappa Psi Class of '96 '97 Phi Kappa Psi Hallway Instalation
Recreation of a class composite, designed and printed by The Framer's Workshop.
Edwin Pauley letter and enlarged and reprinted photograph. One of twenty class sets scanned, restored and printed.
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Fraternity brothers watching TV in the fireplace room.
Framed sports memorabillia in the fraternity billiard room.
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Crest Mosaic
Framed mosaic fraternity crest. We framed these intricate tiles using a dark blue suede liner, gold fame and anti-reflective Museum Glass®.
Phi Kappa Psi Dance Card Booklet Detail
Framed Dance Card Booklet, detail.
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Memorial Photograph
Framed "Wonder Team" with brass plaque.
Phi Kappa Psi Woodrow Willson Memorial

Framed Woodrow Wilson Memorial.

Phi Kappa Psi Record Album and Cover
Framed fraternity record album and vinyl record
Phi Kappa Psi Class of '77 - '78
Framed fraternity class, 1977 - 1978
Big Game Lunch Poster
Plaque Mounted Big Game Lunch Poster