In the world of framing, simplicity is key. Sometimes the most straightforward choice is the strongest one, especially when dealing in black and white. For this striking Robert Mapplethorpe poster, we chose a black frame with a slightly wider face. The proportions and sleek coloring draw just enough attention, and provides a clean finish. The white border around the image is equal to the width of the frame, and thus offers no distractions or strains on the eye. The overall effect is as starkly austere as the image itself.