Monthly Archives: June 2012
I am sure that many of us do not look at a printed document and think, “hmmm, I can see myself hanging this on the wall.” That is definitely not most people’s reaction. When we think of art, we think of paintings and sculptures. While of course some paintings are turned into posters and calendars, it still does not help to answer the question of if print can be classified as art. Well, we say, yes!
Many people take the fact that their work will be seen primarily on a printed piece very seriously. Think of book covers and CD art. These are meant strictly for print and they have to stand out. When you are looking for these types of items, if the cover doesn’t stand out or seem appealing, the chances of you even picking it up is very slim. Along with the art or pictures on certain things, the typography has to be appealing as well. The way type is arranged or colored can grab our eyes just as much as the actual picture on the cover.
There are many artists today that create their work digitally. Take photographers, their work is created specifically for print. It is created on a digital camera, edited, and printed strictly for paper or canvas. Also, programs like Photoshop and InDesign allow artists to be creative digitally. There are literally no boundaries when it comes to printed art!!
What do you say? Does printed art move you the same way that painted art does? Leave your comments below.Tweet