Sunday, October 28, 2012

How to Collect Museum Catalogues From the Netherlands

Collecting Crouwel, Sanberg and Wissing is not only valuable but fun too!

How to start your collection of (dutch) MUSEUM catalogues from the most important designers from last century.


- focus on the great names in dutch typography and layout. Sandberg, Crouwel, Piet Zwart, Benno Wissing and Paul Schuitema are all worldwide known for their quality.
- always look at the quality of the item offered. Pristine items are practically non existent, but mint can be found. Better to pay a few dollars extra than to collect an item which is less perfect.
- Larger museums have always been in a position to commission their best catalogues to the best designers.
- The edition size is also important and makes a publication even more wanted than when the edition is small. Please note that many Museum publications are from edition sizes between 500 and 1700 which are small already. You can expect that many of these will be destroyed in the 50 years that they were shelved and only a small number survived.
- Early catalogues for startin, but now famous artists, are sought after and deserve a premium.
- signed copies are even more collectable and sometimes they are signed and numbered from a special edition which makes them more scarce and highly collectable.

- Then there is what I call "a secret ingredient" which in many cases is not recognised by others. These great designers included in their designs sometimes original art. Silkscreens were used as covers. Sometimes a special inlay with lithography, etching or silkscreen was inserted. In the best cases these were signed which makes them outright valuable, but can in most cases be had at a fraction of the price of an original work of art. (examples are Escher, Miro, Calder and Arp for their Stedelijk Museum catalogues and other publications).

As noted before the larger museums commissioned their best catalogues to the best designers.
First you must focus in these designers who worked with the largest museums in the Netherlands.


Probably the most important and well known is Willem Sandberg. Director and designer for the Stedelijk Museum in the 50's and early 60's. Known for his bold use of lettering and recognisable lay out with thorn letters used as illustrations. Many of the designed Sandberg catalogues have become classics.

About 350 catalogues were designed for the Stedelijk Museum by Sandberg

Secondly there is Wim Crouwel, who was responsible for many catalogues from the sixties and seventies and later become director of the Museum Boymans van Beuningen. He designed some 300 catalogues for the Stedelijk Museum.

In Rotterdam there was also Benno Wissing who later started with Wim Crouwel Total Design. There are some similarities between Sandberg and early Wissing but both have a style of their own.

Piet Zwart and Paul Schuitema are known for their lay outs with photo collage and are highly collectable too.


The largest museum in the Netherlands are:

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, published ca. 1100 catalogues over 60 years. Designers were Sandberg, Piet Zwart and Wim Crouwel

Museum Boymans van Beuningen. Main designers were Benno Wissing and 3VO

Haags Gemeentemuseum. Published ca. 600 catalogues over 60 years. Designers were Foppe, Janssen, Lebbink ao.

Van Abbemuseum. Is the small museum with the great designers. Wim Crouwel worked for them in his early days, but do not forget Jan van Toorn who is also know for his seventies exhibition designs.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Photography Book Review - Understanding Exposure

Understanding Exposure has been written with the digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera novice in mind who will benefit from Bryan Petersen's easy style of prose, the simple non-technical explanations, and the wealth of associated photographs to illustrate the point. Intermediate or more experienced photographers will be able to hone their skills reading about special techniques for more difficult lighting conditions such as capturing snow or low level lighting or night scenes, and the use of polarizing and neutral density filters, multiple exposures and High Dynamic Range (HDR) shots. However, please note that the book is not particularly useful for point and shoot cameras.
In his introduction, Bryan Petersen makes note of the fact that the modern DSLR camera has so many controls and modes that even an experienced photographer can become confused. You could use the camera's auto settings and take perfectly good photographs but you will never be able to explain how you achieved that particular result. He suggests the only way to fully understand exposure on a modern DSLR camera is to use the Manual Mode and to take control of the settings yourself, or to "fly solo".
While he defines exposure traditionally and technically, I achieved a far greater understanding from his "Photographic Triangle" explanation of the basic concept of the interaction of aperture, shutter speed and ISO. This for me is the highlight of the book and cuts through most of the confusing technical jargon so often associated with books about photography. Additionally, His "Heart of the Triangle: The Light Meter" example of obtaining water through a kitchen faucet as it explains the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO, illustrates very simply the concept of exposure.
Not only does he provide simple explanations of terms and concepts, there are also exercises at the end of each chapter for you to help complete your understanding.
There have been three editions of this book written by Bryan Petersen: 1990, 2004 and more recently, 2010. While there have been marked advances in camera technology during the twenty years between editions, it is fair to say that the overwhelming message about the "Photographic Triangle" remains true. It is by far the simplest explanation of exposure that you will ever read and the easiest to understand. Once you embrace the concepts of the Manual Mode on your DSLR and apply Bryan's explanation of exposure in any situation, the "light bulb" moment will happen for you and remain forever more. I do recommend though that you revisit the book from time to time because each time I heave reread his book, I have gleaned yet another kernel of knowledge from it. I consider it to be one of the best books written about this subject and I recommend to anyone seeking to understand exposure and to produce perfect photos every time.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Barcelona Enshrined - Antoni Gaudi - The Complete Architectural Works by Rainer Zerbst

Rainer Zerbst's book, Antoni Gaudí - The Complete Architectural Works, is just what it says, the complete works. Treated chronologically and in turn, each of the architect's major projects is reviewed, described and analysed. Copious illustrations allow the reader to appreciate the often fascinating -and usually fantastic - detail that Gaudí used. The text, elaborate, itself florid in its description, conveys not only the colour and the shape of Gaudí's work, but also its intent and derivation.

Though it concentrates on the buildings, their features, their detail and their innovations, Rainer Zerbst's book does deal quite adequately with Gaudí's background and inspiration, though it does not attempt to be a biography. It may come as a surprise to many readers that it was England and English art that provided the young architect with his model. The theories of Ruskin advised a return to direct contact with nature. The Pre-Raphaelites resurrected both the Gothic and colour, and also employed minute detail throughout a work rather than invite total concentration on a single, artificially-lit central subject. And then William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement provided the social and industrial model that aspired to put art at the centre of everyday life. Finally, and not least, it was the English tradition of the ornamental garden that inspired Gaudí's treatment of broader settings.

All of these influenced the young Gaudí. And at the time he was seen as a something of a radical. Later, when, if anything, the architect's style became more fluid and less self-conscious, he had already shaved off his beard and cut his hair in order to aspire to membership of the local establishment. In England, the once revolutionary Pre-Raphs had largely done the same.

In presenting Gaudí's woks chronologically, Rainer Zerbst is able to chart the development of the artist's style, both personal and professional. The reader can follow the development of a style, see how ideas came to maturity and then were re-used and re-applied. The reader can also clearly understand how Gaudí's work anticipates both Dalí and Miró, both in its content and its use of colour. Placing minor works together in a final chapter, however, has the feel of afterthought and does detract from the overall experience.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Ebooks on Art Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions and Color Theory

With the passage of time, electronic books are gaining immense popularity among people of all age groups. The reason behind is their easy availability on eBook stores, which also offer discounts to regular customers. Be it science, sports, history, law, communication or media, electronic books are available on almost all topics. Today, ebooks on art collections, catalogs, exhibitions are highly demanded as these provide an insight into the work done by different artists and their impact on society. These books also contain information about finished works that have not been collected by art collectors.

Exhibition 36 is one of the popular ebooks on art collections, catalogs, exhibitions that is written by Susan Tuttle. This book showcases the altered and repurposed art of 36 mixed-media artists. Through this book, readers will get to know the thoughts of various artists and the articles written by them. Some other electronic books on art collections, catalogs, exhibitions are Civilizing Rituals; Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform Without Informing; Heritage, Museums and Galleries and New Museum Theory and Practise.

Documents of the 1913 Armory Show: The Electrifying Moment of Modern Art's American Debut contains original publications from the Armory Show (1913). Published by Hol Art Books, this book states how Armory Show changes the perception of American people about art. It also contains "A Layman's Views of an Art Exhibition", a popular essay by Theodore Roosevelt. Readers will also find the entire content of "For and Against: Views on the Infamous 1913 Armory Show" in this book.

Art and Its Publics: Museum Studies at the Millennium is an admired book, which contains various essays by museum professionals as well as academics. This book presents contemporary concerns for art and addresses issues related to museum community. Art and Its Publics: Museum Studies at the Millennium is written in an interesting manner and can be easily downloaded on Mac, Android, Windows, iPad, iphone and various other operating systems.

Colors are always an important part of the art and therefore color theory ebooks are also in huge demand. These book are very useful for beginners as these have important information about proper use of colors and their importance. Paint Along with Jerry Yarnell Learning Composition is a famous electronic book, which contains simple instructions for creating impressive compositions. Through this book, Jerry describes three different composition types, appropriate utilization of negative space and principles of flawless design. Some other books written on color theory are The Complete Color Harmony; Colour and Humanism: Colour Expression over History and Colro Design Workbook.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Best Photography Books

Most people regard books as a good companion. Whether you're an adult or student, you can find interesting books to satisfy your needs. These informative books are able to fill your mind with ideas and at times completely transform your way of life. Whether it is adventure, action, romance, art or photography, you can find books with any topics.

Many people are passionate about photography. A few of the titles for the well-known photography books are How to Shoot Great Photographs; An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide; The Digital Photography Handbook, just to name a few.

In most cases simple digital photography books can offer you a myriad of information that will help you to master this art, such as lighting effects and also how you can improve your images using both genuine and artificial lighting. You can find a wide variety of these books on the market to select from, but you have to determine whether or not you should rent from a library or purchase them.

These days, you can easily download these books from reputable websites. But before doing this, you should check the reviews and forums to see what other photographers have to say about these books. Forums will help you to solve problems, find discussions about specific equipments and also learn about where and when events are taking place.

The best photography books will be the ones which addresses everything about digital photography. A good photography book must take you step-by-step and show how you can capture the best shots at different angles. These days, the digital photography industry is becoming extremely popular. As a result, you can find even more photography books written and published in recent times.

These types of books also provide the users with essential details that will help to make the best decision when shopping. By reading those books, it is possible to determine easily the type of camera that would suit your style and also what components you should know about while purchasing a camera. It's also possible to find several specialized subjects such as digital night photography; digital infra-red photography; digital portrait photography; digital black and white photography, and so on.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Origami Book Reviews

There are a number of origami books available which provide beautiful pictures, easy to follow guides and design ideas for all your origami decoration occasions. Origami books range from beginner origami difficulty with simple creations to advanced and expert design books incorporating mathematics and intricate detail into origami decoration production. To decide which book is best for you, here are my recommendations for which origami book you should choose depending on your skill and experience level:

Beginner - For beginners, the best origami book to get you started is the Absolute Beginner's Origami book by Nick Robinson. If online articles or other books with complex diagrams and confusing fold lines have previously deterred you from making origami decorations, then this is definitely the book for you. Featuring colour photos and a simple three step system, Absolute Beginner's Origami teaches even the most amateur of origami decoration makers to make some fantastic sculptures and models. The book can be purchased from Amazon with 20% off it's retail price, and is a great start for origami beginners.

Absolute Beginners Book
Intermediate -If you have some experience with making origami decorations, or want to challenge yourself with some trickier designs, then Ornamental Origami: Exploring 3D Geometric Designs is the book for you. Featuring beautiful colour images on glossy high quality pages, Ornamental Origami: Exploring 3D Geometric Designs has 40 projects for origami enthusiasts to create, with structured advice making creation as easy as possible. This book is best purchased off Amazon, where it can be picked up with a saving of over 10% on it's original price.

Ornamental Book
Advanced - If you are experienced with making origami decorations, and want to make some designs that really will impress and dazzle your friends and family, then Advanced Origami: An Artist's Guide to Performances in Paper is the book for you. This book goes beyond basic "how-to" origami guides, and looks into advanced techniques in origami paper and visionary art needed to make truly spectacular origami decorations. There are ten unique origami designs in the book which cannot be found elsewhere, with complete instructions, photographs and advice on advanced techniques such as wet folding. This book can be purchased for cheap on Amazon, with a 33% saving on it's RRP.

Advanced book
Expert - If you are a master of origami or want to become an expert in the art to produce spectacular origami decorations, then Origami Design Secrets: Mathematical Methods for an Ancient Art is the book for you. Origami Design Secrets is written by Robert J. Lang, one of the world's leading origami artists, and in the book you will learn to make your own unique and expert origami designs and origami sculptures. Techniques are explained in great detail using some fantastic diagrams, and include expert origami methods such as combining uniaxial bases, the circle/river method and tree theory. This expert origami book can be purchased most cheaply from Amazon, with a saving of 16% on it's standard price.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Creative Photo Book Ideas

Collecting and preserving photographs has been a favourite pastime with most people, young and old. Sometimes they get stuck with so many photos from various occasions and varying times in the past, they wonder how to put them all together coherently.

The most common and popular photo book themes include-

Baby Album - You could start your album with photos from various trimesters in your pregnancy and record your emotions. You could include ultrasounds and photos of the nursery too.

Family Holiday- Holiday pictures are best arranged chronologically, i.e. day-by-day. You could also theme them place- by-place, or you could simply put up your favourite pictures from your holidays and record what you liked most about them.

Graduation Day- You could make portrait portfolios of your friends and ask them to write something for you to give it the feel of a personalised slam book.

Wedding Album- A wedding is the most special and important day in a person's life. A picture tells a thousand words and your wedding album could tell your whole love story. You could start with the 'Proposal' and go on to add your engagement photos, bridal shower photos, wedding photos and honeymoon photos.

But here some not so common ideas that could also be fun and entertaining:

1. Pets and Animals- Pets are part of family too and deserve an album unto them. Your pet album could include the day you brought your pet home and how you decided on a name for him/her. You could also make a portfolio of your pet.

2. Sports and Hobbies- Sports never fails to thrill and exhilarate its fanatics. You could start with a 'Training Journal' and go on to add photos of your teams, your uniforms, your coaches and your favourite cheers.

3. Photo Cook Book- A way to a man's heart is his stomach, or so they say. So why not make an album to record that special dish you made for your loved one for the first time! You could also make an album of the first time your child was in the kitchen helping you or making something for you.

4. Family History Book- What better way to preserve your family heritage than a collection of photos creating your own family tree! You could go back as far as you would like and sometimes be amazed at how many people love you and care about you.

5. Road Trips- While on bikes, cars or hitchhiking on a truck, you will see many billboards, signboards and signals. Click them to create your own 'Highway' album.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Composing Great Photographs

I got my DSLR a few years back, and for a while was desperately looking for ways to improve my photography skills, particularly in composition. Photography is such an integral part of travelling. When I come home from a trip, sorting out my photographs and picking out good ones is one of the things I enjoy most. And so I went on the hunt for some of the best photography books on composition. While there are many factors involved in creating a great photograph, I believe that composition is as important as knowing all the dials on your camera and when or how to use them. After all, a great photograph that evokes strong emotions is most powerful, thus the image has to be something special that tells a story too.

Knowing how to compose a good photo is a priceless art and I have never been convinced it could really be taught. I strongly believed at one point that composition had more to do with the sheer talent and imagination of the person behind the lens. That is, until I read Bryan Peterson's book, 'Learning to See Creatively: Design, Color & Composition in Photography', which happened to be on a few professional photographers' reading lists. All the components that go into a well composed photograph is covered here, such as design, shapes, lines, colours and patterns. Subject placement and focus is one of the most important elements in designing a photograph. He invites readers to think critically when composing, so as when to realise that it is acceptable to 'break' basic compositional rules, such as the times when it is wise to place the subject in the centre of the photograph as opposed to following the common 'rule of thirds'. The bonus is that he includes many fabulous images from his portfolio.

Peterson further shows readers how to work with, and get the best out of different lighting conditions. He also writes on the various types of lenses and how to select the appropriate one to use on the field.

A highly regarded professional photographer, teacher and author, Peterson's writing style is engaging and his book is highly readable and easy to digest without being too wordy. While seemingly elementary, budding photographers and more advanced ones alike will likely find Peterson's book a great source of reference. I did find this book highly readable and a worthy investment in helping me improve my own photography skills. I do habitually try to visualise a powerful image in my mind's eye first before I release the shutter these days.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Spirit by: Q Wang - Book Review

Spirit: The Paintings of Q. Wang is a collection of contemporary paintings by Q. Wang, a current resident of Southern California. In this "Coffee table" style of high-quality art-book of 44 selected works of artist Q. Wang created during the period from 2006 through 2010, are displayed with only title and date of origin; leaving the viewer to "feel the art", or as stated in the Preface, "hear the music" without the distraction of a narrative.

Working with acrylic over conventional sized canvases, Q. Wang's work is easily categorized as being modern art, abstract, using color and lines in very unique and impressive ways. Although, admittedly Q. Wang openly discusses his attraction to the art of Maurice Utrillo, I sense some subliminal influence by other renowned artists. I feel the American legend Alexander Calder aligned with his floating shapes; along with aspects reminiscent of Andy Warhol in hisHillary Clinton portrait; Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gough with some cubism. This said, the originality of Q. Wang stands on his own merit with a fundamental Asian influence.

Just as it is obvious to a viewer if a picture on a wall is hung at an angle, not being straight, it is amazingly impressive how parallel, perpendicular, round and exact the geometric shapes are within Q. Wang's work. He definitely has a highly advanced mathematical spatial relation aspect to his art, resulting in hypnotizing introspection and, in my case, a highly emotional impact. His core talent brings simplicity in shape and form. One of, if not my true favorite, is titled, Woman. In it, Q. Wang takes a red circle, two red domes and a red triangle placed over horizontal colored backgrounds bringing to mind a "nude" like some Hermann Rorschach inkblot test revealing my own thoughts. Other favorites of mine are titled Kiss and Lovers, where two "stick figures" embrace each other, one yellow and one red, over a green background. Just as universal highway and building signage uses stick figures to represent men and women with respect to safety or even a restroom, these figures are international and global in its representation of the love within humanity.

I could go on and talk about Q. Wang's use of dimensional relations in his landscapes, or his obvious sense of passion for a lady he painted, or even the comedy within his work; but to understand his work you simply need to see it. This book is beyond excellent as a showcase for his talent. Next to having the opportunity to visit a gallery with his work, this book can be easily bought and will truly embellish the library of any art-loving collector. As the famous French film producer Jean-Luc Godard said, "It's not where you take things from - it's where you take them to." Q. Wang has taken me further into the appreciation of my surroundings, people, and love. That is what art is all about.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Last Good War: The Faces and Voices of World War II

World War II was a defining event in history, especially America. I had a grandfather who served in that war, earning two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star. I've seen countless movies depicting events from World War II, and I've also read a number of books about those years as well. It was a different time, and the war helped shaped that generation's identity. It was a war that many refer to as the "last good war." Like my grandfather, many of the veterans from World War II are passing away each day. It is because of this, that I liked what Thomas Sanders and Veronica Kavass have put together. The book "The Last Good War: The Faces and Voices of World War II" is a beautifully done coffee table type book that pays homage to those who served our nation in war.

The book is filled with magnificent photographs of men and women who served, now much older, but often holding pictures of when they were younger. Many pictures are black and white, but there are also color photographs included too. These are men and women who are true heroes, that very few have ever heard about. They are heroes because they answered when their country called. They sacrificed and did what had to be done. They then returned home to become productive members of their communities and lead lives just like the rest of us.

Sanders dedicates the book to all American veterans and soldiers, especially to those who do not make it home. And while there really isn't anything good about war, just as Hampton Sides says in the introduction, there was a lot of "good" in the men and women who served, and this book helps us remember the selfless, determined, humble, and heroic veterans of that time. At the beginning of the book there is a quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower, General, U.S. Army. This was when he was Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces during World War II and before he became President of the United States. He said, "The world must know what happened, and never forget." I think sometimes we do forget, and we shouldn't. Looking through the book, noticing the aged faces, I can't help but think what they went through during their time of service. And I can't help but feel a sense of gratitude and thankfulness for what they did. Reading their stories makes me ashamed at how some people today cry and moan about difficulties that are nowhere near what those men and women faced.

This is an important book, and I hope many will take the time to read it, and more than that, to realize the history that our older generation have not studied, but lived, and to take advantage of learning from these men and women, so we don't ever forget. Because, as the author says, one day they won't be here to tell their stories.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Some Innovative Ideas for Custom Frames

The custom frames can add a touch of individuality to even the very regular photos and portraits. You can display them on the wall, or your shelf or your desktop, the personalization gives a personal touch to them. A custom frame can be created in numerous ways and are suitable for office as well as home. They even make great gift as well.

One of the very easy ways of creating custom frame is to use your craft and scrapbook supplies. You may style using ornamental letters that are used to embellish scrapbook pages. These letters are readily available in any normal supply stores. By just gluing the embellished letters to the frame you can spell out a name or phrase to create that personalized look. The letters can express the sentiments attached with the photo or a simply title to the photo displayed. The embellishment letters are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors which allows you to get a custom look.

You can add dried flowers, ornate the clip frames, add ribbons to create a custom frame. You can decorate a wedding portrait frame with ribbons and baby's breath to get a unique and personal look. Again, you can decorate the baby photo frames by gluing small objects and stars around the clip frames. You can add a personalized look to them by letting your imagination lose.

You do not have to settle with simple one if you want a custom frames. You can buy shadow box frames and get the inside decorated suitably and ornate the matted part which surrounds your picture. You can use decorative paper and even embellishments to decorate the structure. You do not have to restrict the frames to only photos; you can also use them to frame certificates, degrees, memorable. You can also frame meaningful poems or music score. They make equally amazing art work.

No matter what you have in mind, make sure that you mix and match different articles inside as well as outside them to find out which way it looks good. You can experiment with a lot of different designs and before you add glue to it and make it final. This way you will be able to see what exact look you want. The custom one also makes excellent gift items as well as since they are great keepsake.

You can buy custom frames from a variety of sources and stores. The best way you can customize a frame is buy adding a touch of creativity. With the use of right glue for the right kind of a frame you can create magic. A different kind of glue is needed for wood and plastic. When you buy the frames to personalize, always have a rough idea about the designs. You can ornate the wider, flatter frames by adding embellishments around the edges.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Choosing Custom Frames to Get the Perfect Look

At times, finding that perfect picture frame can be quite difficult. The normal size is very commonly available, however if you have something which is a little in size say a picture or certificate or a poster. Some people opt to alter the object to fit in the normal sized frame. Again you can get an oversized one and put your picture in. However, that is not the case anymore; if you choose custom frames, you will have no problem in getting that perfect look.

The advantages of a custom frames

The obvious advantage of the custom frames is that they are custom made, and give you a frame, which has particularly to fit a particular item. They are extremely suitable and give a furnished look. The best part is that you never will have to alter the original size of the picture again and frame it the way it is.

Then again there is the fact that the option for custom framing gives you the liberty to create a piece of beauty which is quite unique and is not available everywhere. This is very suitable for people who are ready to try things which are a bit different than the usual. This allows them to display their pictures proudly. They just feel proud displaying stuff which has been hand-crafted just for them. The extreme satisfaction that a person gets when they get to design something just for themselves cannot be expressed in words. The exact specifications in terms of size and materials and the final finished look let you have a piece which is bound to coordinate with your room, your décor and your style beautifully.

Such a frame also makes for a popular gift on birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, retirements, reunions, and for other occasions as well. They are usually customized with small clip frames to make even the corners pretty. The plaque attached usually has names, places and even dates and in some cases important details about the photo. This is a perfect way to keep a photo safe and also a wonderful way to protect the photo with its details intact. Twenty years down the line you will still have the information on display and your memory will be refreshed. Other than just words, you can also add in many different symbols and even dry flowers on them as well.

They are available with the specific retailers. You can even find them at places where fine gifts are sold. They are also available online at many of the popular e - stores and shops. Usually they do serve the purpose of protecting your photo; they also make it look much more attractive for display. The custom frames will surely do justice to your priceless photo inside.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Poster Frames - Sensible Options at Low-Price

The poster frames are an excellent low-cost option to advertise for your company both indoor and outdoor! Be it the ultimate island getaway or an exceptional holiday decoration or the excellent home makeover, the poster open up new world to the customers. The possibilities of using a poster are unending and you will need poster frames to keep them safe from the outside weather and street-smart people.

Since the posters are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, their prospective is endless. One can buy the pre-printed, poster created by the mass. The internet has some excellent stock of posters, and also has the vintage and worldwide alternatives. You can also opt for the display posters of your vendors, to showcase the items or the companies that you market. This will let their popularity to work in your favor and propel your organization.

You can again create unique graphics, highlight a targeted advertising slogan, and also add an eye-catching image to make the poster your own creation. A poster needs a lot of dynamic potential to advertise your item, or occasion, or service or brand loyalty. It should catch the focus of the passing-by site visitors. So when selecting or developing a poster is done your next step is to get them printed. A number of large format printers are available over the internet, and at very affordable price! The price of having a poster printed is a recurring amount and will be done several times a year for one particular occasion. So there should not be much issue on the variety of the poster you are deciding on. You will also need a poster frame to ensure safety and protection to the poster.

The poster frame is quite critical until you want the pushpins to be used. Since most of the posters are body-much less. Previously, posters were made for specific purposes and specific duration, and can be pasted to the walls or the billboards to promote an event. This was quite popular for the concert or the films. As time went, companies from other sectors became aware of the effectiveness of advertising, and hence creating posters became popular. With this there came poster providers as well.

Since most posters have limited time use, the poster frame is also made for short phrase use. They are mostly made from very thin and fragile broken plastic. Such a frame is not made to withstand the fury of weather or time. If you are willing to invest a little more in marketing you can invest in industrial grade poster body. They do not break or turn out outdated with time. The industrial poster frames are made to stand the test of time and can be used classically.

With the modern posters and poster frames, break free to experience a new and bold advertising marketing campaign. Your advertisement will surely catch the eye of your consumers. Good Luck.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Black Picture Frames for Beautiful Images

The reasons that we have pictures and photographs taken at special moments of our lives are to be able to capture the joys, the happiness and the laughter forever. These are, thus, a significant part of our existence, that help us to live through the special memories long after they have passed.

Visuals can also fade or fritter away like memories in old age. If you want these to look fresh and as good as new you have to give them good protection. Moreover, an appropriate picture frames may be just what you will need.

Picture Framing

There are various types of stuff available for you to choose.. There are frames made from wood, metal, glass and even plastic. Moreover, in each category there are different colors and designs that are available too. This is true especially in case of wooden ones.

You will find the largest collection made from different types of wood. There are different colors and designs given to frames from wood.

There are dark shades, like black ones while there are even lighter shades of natural wood color varnishes that are available.

Elegance exudes from the variety of black ones that are available. These made from solid wood that gives it a look of durability, strength and firmness. The color black is preferred because it creates a sublime effect for all kinds of pictures and room décor or even wall colors.

You may enjoy a few advantages because you are using black picture frames. Moreover, this may be the reasons that this is also a very popular variety of picture frames among buyers and customers.

Among all the colors known to man, there are a few shades neutral in the way they can carry other colors along with them. In addition, black color is one of the chief colors among those shades. You can place any black and white photo into it, or even a flashy colored picture or even a certificate. They will all look prominent and attractive.

The second important perspective for choosing a black one is the room décor and the wall colors. The use of a black variety will go very easily with everything else that is there in a room.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Children's Modeling Agencies

Modeling is often considered to be a profession of glamour and fame for many. These are actors who perform in advertisements and commercials of products and services of different companies. They are largely responsible to making a commercial publicity look appropriate and attractive with their performances.

Children as Models

There are several products that are considered to be specialty areas for children like toys and chocolates. Then there are other products that may concern children mainly. These are consumer products, medication, and other products for personal hygiene or baby care and childcare.

Modeling Events for Children

There are different events for which children are often required for participation as models and brand ambassadors of particular companies. There are company-sponsored events that pertain to children and their lifestyle requirements. Thus, child actors and models are the ideal means of getting the commercial message across.

There are catwalks in fashion shows, promotional, publicity campaign events, commercials, advertisements in television, newspaper, and magazines, radio as well as on the internet. In all of these children are required as models for various products and services.

Modeling Agencies for Children

There are several modeling agencies that specialize in the training or grooming for professional participations of children in the advertising industry. These agencies are the perfect platforms that newcomer models can approach for the perfect break of a career opportunity.

In case of children, too these agencies take special interest in training and grooming them with the necessary attributes of a model. They are also equipped with commercial and business contacts for the proper participation of child models in events and ad campaigns of different products and services.

There are large corporations and companies of brand products and services that include children in their promotional campaigns as per requirements. In addition, in such cases they allocate the same responsibility to modeling agencies to locate and find that perfect face to launch million dollar products.

In addition, in their search modeling agencies welcome profiles of your child if they have the requisite talent and zeal to perform in front of the camera and a crowd as well. There is adequate support and training that is provided to the children in every possible way.

There are other aspects of payment rates and legal issues that are also safely handled by specialist modeling agencies for children. They acquire all kinds of governmental and legal permissions to conduct the business of employing children in this work.

Due permission and legal contracts are signed by the parents and legal guardians who authorize the participation of their children in modeling assignments and events for various products and services. All payments are made in favor of their legal guardians and parents.