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Salaray Range For Art Design Field

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

A career in fashion might sound lucrative, but only the very top of the best fashion designers in the world earn millions or billions of dollars. It has been estimated that the middle 50 percent of fashion designers in the U.S. with three to five years experience earn between $35,000 and $52,000 with room for more earning potential if your career grows. The same is true of jobs in the interior design field. In their first two years in the industry, most interior designers make anywhere from $29,000 to just over $41,000. But after eight or more years of experience, that art design salary range is more like $54,000 to $81,000.

Graphic design is another great avenue to take if you are thinking of getting a degree in the arts, as this is a burgeoning field. There are many career choices in the graphic arts, though, and the median salary varies quite a bit from one job to the next. The median art design salary is $72,000 for an art director, $98,000 for a creative director, $45,000 for a designer, $62,000 for a senior designer, $60,000 for a freelance designer, and $55,000 for a web designer. An entry-level designer will only earn around $35,000, but there is great room for advancement. As with any job, it’s important to do as much research as you can to find the right career.

Collectable Vintage Art Deco Posters – New Vs. Old

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Art Deco Posters – something for everybody

Despite the years that have passed since their inception, art deco posters are eagerly sought out today both by antiques collectors and those seeking for a different way to decorate their homes. The market for art Deco Posters is growing by leaps and bounds and with it an ever increasing
Most antiques collectors tend to concentrate on a advertising field, specific companies or even artists. In this article we will examine some of the more popular collection fields.

Art Deco Shipping Posters

Following the “Great War”, travel on luxurious ocean liners was the fad. Many fine artists, including Cassandre, one of the most famous art posters designers, produced some amazing travel posters extolling the virtues of specific liners and destinations. Posters, such as that of the “S.S Normendie” are much sought after and mint examples can be very expensive.

Travel and Recreation

The technological spurt and the desire for modernism also spawned a whole range of vintage posters devoted to travel and leisure. Famous examples include those of the London Transport System and many posters exhibiting the playgrounds of the rich and famous

Entertainment

Entertainment is a major part of our lives, and art posters mirror the hits of the age, theatre, music hall, jazz and the rapidly developing new “motion picture” industry. Today, movie posters are highly collectable and command very high prices.

Tobacco and alcohol

In the 30’s, smoking and drinking were considered “chic” and many, many classic art deco posters are devoted to tobacco and alcohol. Even though, in today’s society, these habits are frowned upon, the appeal and beauty of these posters lives on.

Obviously, there are many more areas where art posters came into their own. What is important, when deciding to collect vintage posters, is to decide on an area that you want to specialize in and, above all, only buy from recognized and reputable dealers who can guarantee the quality and authenticity of their posters.