Searching for Poster Art
My guess is that people searching the net with the term are most
likely looking for a reasonably priced way to enjoy favorite works of
art in their home -
Outhouse Studios first began,
the thinking was offer an alternative with original art for a fairly
to most poster art. After the first year,
apparent that people who had found the site from that search took a
quick glance and moved on.
if one is looking for something one knows - an alternative is just
something different from what one is looking for and it became clear
this was not a particularly good marketing tact.
Generally, there is little value in posters - unless of course they are
limited editions - and collectible. And there are many such posters out
there - from Lautrec to war to rock concert - such posters exist and
are probably more akin to original
art in that sense.
Though the first posters were lithographs, today the the art is usually
on relatively inexpensive bond paper with colors which are close but
not necessarily true. They will fade relatively quickly without
adequate ultra violet protection, but the purpose is to have a work to
enjoy not to collect.
Like art prints,
there is a huge category of possibilities.
is not even much of a criteria as the range in poster sizes is quite
So having said that, I am not sure what differentiates a
Though they are generally reproductions, they do not have to be.
While they are generally considered more of a common man’s
art, they do
have to be that either... noting Toulouse Lautrec as master of the
Posters are the ubiquitous form of art for the student - inexpensive
and easily pitched. We don’t generally equate it with fine
but there are many an art exhibit put on for poster art and many
exceptional works of art reproduced on to posters as well.
What is fun about Outhouse Studios - is that there are many digital
paintings which are quite conducive to being poster art. However, they
are printed on
a thicker watercolor paper, and printed with longer lasting pigment
The images, are undoubtedly new to a casual searcher. And
means more work is required than by buying an existing
from an image which is created digitally means all prints are originals
and no matter how popular or not an image might become, it is an
exiting new option: buying affordable original art instead of poster
art reproductions -
just might find something you would like
to live with even more ...