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Poster pairing (front hallway).


It wasn’t until I had framed both of these posters that I realized how well they compliment each other and decided to hang them side by side in my front hallway. The one on the left was designed by my grandfather, Robert Dorfman, nearly 40 years ago. Elisabeth Dunker designed the one on the right just this past year. It made me smile to see them hanging there together when I got home this evening!


My grandfather passed away before I was born, but in addition to the poster I have several of his lovely watercolor paintings hanging in the house, as well as the seaside shadowbox he made for my father when he was a child. I am forever thankful to come from a family of creators; these physical items left behind mean so much to me.

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  • Reply momo December 4, 2007 at 3:51 am

    Wow, Anna. How wonderful.

  • Reply Karrey December 4, 2007 at 9:47 am

    How wonderful to have creative people in your family. I have always yearned for that in my own.

  • Reply katie December 4, 2007 at 10:19 am

    Wow Anna, your Grandfather’s poster is just so beautiful and powerful! So extra special. And the two of them look wonderful together!

  • Reply Elisabeth December 4, 2007 at 11:17 am

    Your grandfather´s work is great!

  • Reply zee December 5, 2007 at 4:16 am

    Your grandfather’s poster is great and it and Elisabeth’s one make a really good pair!

  • Reply Jessica December 5, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    I love Dunker’s work and can’t wait for her to aparto f the shiny squirrel!

  • Reply Dad February 16, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Remind me to tell you more about the poster…it is so goods to see it hanging in your home! And you grandfather, Bobby, was really quite a painter.


  • Reply Jennifer April 7, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Hey Anna, something I’ve always wondered… Do you make our own mattes?

    For instance, with Elizabeth and your grandfather’s posters, did you use pre-cut mattes, make them yourself, or did you lay the poster on top of the matte?

    I haven’t perfected making my own mattes so I often use pre-cut mattes that come with the Ikea Ribba frames. Unfortunately, that usually means I have to sacrifice the art as something always gets cut off.

    Any (money saving) advice?

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