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Original commercial art album

circa 1940
 Collection
Accession: 2000-220

Abstract

Commercial art, or advertising art, is art created for an enterprise to communicate reasons to buy goods and services, to create a recognizable logo, or to detail the correct performance of a task. This album consists of examples of original commercial art including lettering, letterheads, labels, a postcard, point-of-sale advertising, newspaper advertising, sketches of people, color separation examples, and a drawing of tableware.

Dates

  • circa 1940

Creator

Extent

1 volume(s)

General Physical Description

1 album ; 14.5 x 12 in.

Historical Note

Commercial art, or advertising art, is art created for an enterprise to communicate reasons to buy goods and services, to create a recognizable logo, or to detail the correct performance of a task. Commercial artists design and create advertisements, logos, bill boards, brochures, book covers, and product packaging among other artwork. Two main areas of specialization for commercial art are illustration and graphic design. Illustrators create images for published print materials like books, magazines, and stationary. Graphic designers create artwork and layouts for published print materials as well as television, the Internet, and product packaging.

Scope and Content

This album consists of examples of original commercial art including lettering, letterheads, labels, a postcard, point-of-sale advertising, newspaper advertising, sketches of people, color separation examples, and a drawing of tableware. Two of the items are signed "E. Laskoski." Some of the items are possibly student exercises.

Location

GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Original commercial art album
Status:
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
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Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
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