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Commercial art is artwork in a variety of forms created to foster the sale of a product service or idea Commercial art is used in many fields such as advertising packaging publishing cinema television and fashion textile interior and industrial design Commercial artists use painting drawing calligraphy photography typography and most graphic-arts techniques Their work is often reproduced in print and many commercial artists are trained in printing techniques Most commercial artist receives basic training in the background of art before going on to specialize in this field In this essay we are going over the past present and future of commercial art First off we are going to talk about the past history behind commercial art It is old as recorded history Used to be a commercial artist physically created the drawings and lettering used in a layout In fact it used to be when the layout was carried out It was a physical paste-up process the artist did him or her self Computers have changed all that Signs and painted walls that advertised shops and inns for example have been unearthed in the ancient Roman cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii In the centuries before the development of printing the vast majority of the public could not read hence unmistakable images were created to indicate the nature of the services offered For example a pig in effigy adorned a pork butchers shop and three gilded balls denoted a pawnbroker As commerce increased under the stimulus of the Industrial Revolution in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries commercial art followed suit especially in printed matter Advertising illustration in copperplate and wood engraving appeared on coach posters tradesmens cards flyers and newspaper advertisements The constant developments and improvements in lithography and photoengraving produced a flood of advertisingcalendars billboard posters and catalogs Late in the nineteenth century improved color reproduction and other advances increased the importance of commercial art and raised its
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