Description Vintage advertisement posters include both textual and graphic elements, although a poster may be either wholly graphical or wholly textual. Posters are designed to be both eye-catching and convey information. Posters may be used for many purposes, and they are a frequent tool of advertisers (particularly of events, musicians and films), propagandists, protestors and other groups trying to communicate a message. Posters are also used for reproductions of artwork, particularly famous works, and are generally low-cost compared to original artwork. Another type of poster are educational posters, which may be about a particular subject for educational purposes. Many people also collect posters, and some famous posters have themselves become quite valuable, collectors and vintage posters are usually framed and matted. Posters may be any size. Many posters, particularly early posters, were used for advertising products. Posters continue to be used for this purpose, with posters advertising films, music (both concerts and recorded albums), comic books, and travel destinations being particularly notable examples. By the 1890s, poster art had widespread usage in other parts of Europe, advertising everything from bicycles to bullfights. By the end of the 19th century, during an era known as the Belle Epoque, the standing of the poster as a serious artform was raised even further. Between 1895 and 1900, Jules Cheret created the Maitres de l'Affiche (Masters of the Poster) series that became not only a commercial success, but is now seen as an important historical publication. Alphonse Mucha and Eugene Grasset were also influential poster designers of this generation, known for their Art Nouveau style and stylized figures, particularly of women.Advertisement posters became a special type of graphic art in the modern age. Poster artists such as Thophile Steinlen, Albert Guillaume, Leonetto Cappiello and others became important figures of their day, their art form transferre
Nicéphore Niépce, San Francisco Member Since December 2012 Artist Statement J.N. Niépce Art Gallery is a team of graphic artists that focuses on modifying, enhancing, and restoring older art works, posters, and other images. We also create some original humorous designs through our subsidiary Mack Daddy Clothing Co. All product images which have been modified, enhanced, or restored are in the public domain. If you have any questions or would like a custom design created please contact us.