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  1. <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym>Renowned Danish author Orla Nygaard and World of Art Award Winning Danish Artist Asbjorn Lonvig <br /> have so far published 3 children's books on LuluPress.com, the world's best in the print on demand concept.<br>The print on demand concept is printing and shipping after ordering and paying.</acronym></p> <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym> <a href="http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-worlds-best-beagy/15743892"><img style="width: 238px; height: 307px; border: 2px solid" src="http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news-father-2-arms-around-dog.jpg" alt="The World's best Beagy" hspace="10" vspace="10" /></a> <a href="http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/beagy-will-be-beagy/15586242"><img style="width: 222px; height: 308px; border: 2px solid" src="http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news-two-fat-ladies.jpg" alt="Beagy will be Beagy" hspace="10" vspace="10" /></a></acronym></p> <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym>Two Books have been published in English. They are about a family who buys a dog (a Beagle). <br /> The father is skeptical because he does not think he has time enough to look after the dog. <br /> However, he becomes so fond of the dog that he decides to bring up and train the dog himself. <br /> Unfortunately, things do not turn out the way he thinks and hopes. Time after time things go wrong <br /> and very far from what he had expected, which results in a number of comical and bizarre situations.<br /> You can see comprehensive previews on LuluPress of the books: Preview "The World's Best Beagy" <br /> and preview of "Beagy will be Beagy".</acronym></p> <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym>You can order these 2 books by clicking on the motifs shown above - you will be navigated directly to <br /> the books on the LuluPress markedplace. </acronym></p> <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym>The 2 books mentioned above have been combined and published in Danish. <br /> The book title is: "Biggi Verdens bedste Hund".</acronym></p> <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym><a href="http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/biggi-verdens-bedste-hund/16105197"><img style="width: 200px; height: 261px; border: 2px solid" src="http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news-father-2-arms-around-dog-danish.jpg" alt="Biggi Verdens bedste Hund" hspace="10" vspace="10" /></a> </acronym></p> <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym>Nygaard & Lonvig, Denmark is very satisfied about feedbacks.<br /> One of the most positive is this:<br /> </acronym></p> <p style="font-style: italic; font-family: Arial"><acronym>Dear Asbjorn.<br /> I wrote to you when I received the books that I thought they are beautiful.<br /> I liked the titles of the books. Very memorable. Children and parents can relate easily to the titles and<br /> chapter titles. The colors of the covers and the art on the covers is very appealing for children as well as parents. <br /> I love your geometric art and think it goes really well with the story contents.The inside of the books are very nicely done. <br /> The page layouts are very clean and the art and story go really well with each other. <br /> One can follow the story easily by looking at the pictures.<br /> </acronym></p> <acronym style="font-family: Arial"><span style="font-style: italic">I liked the stories very much. Each had humor and a strong concept of family values. </span><br /> <span style="font-style: italic">The stories are lessons as</span><span><span style="font-style: italic"> well, but these lessons do not distract from the fun aspect of the book.</span><br /><span style="font-style: italic">For very young children, each chapter could be made into its own book.</span><br /><span style="font-style: italic">The books are WONDERFUL!</span><br /><br /><span style="font-style: italic">All my best,</span><br /><span style="font-style: italic">Ellen Fisch *</span><br /> <br />*) </span><span>Ellen Fisch</span><span> lives on Long Island, New York. <br /> </span><span>Ellen Fisch</span><span> </span><span>has a BA in Art from Brooklyn College and a MA in Art from New York University.<br /></span><span>Ellen Fisch</span><span> i</span><span>s a fellow artist to Asbjorn Lonvig, she teatchesis.<br /> </span><span>Ellen Fisch's general</span><span> jud</span><span>gments are second to none.</span></acronym> <p style="font-family: Arial"> </p>
  2. smb

    Ah... There's a bit on publishing blog entries at:

    http://www.artfreaks.com/index.php/info_pages/create_blog.html

    Happy Birthday, by the way! :D

  3. lonvig

    Complete Fine Art Works of Asbjorn Lonvig

    Asbjorn Lonvig's words: You never know when life's shirt is too short. Therefore I have selected the 328 best of my designs and put them for sale as one signed inks on canvas and 210 numbered and signed fine art prints of each motif. I use IT in every possible aspect of the art. I love the delicate combonation of new and old. I combine the IT based art with fine art paper from the eldest German papermaker Hahnem´┐Żhle founded in 1584 in Dassel/Relliehausen in Niedersachsen. A delicate combination like the contemperary architecture of the Louvre Pyramid and the 16th century architecture of The Louvre Palace - Le Palais du Louvre.
  4. Sure, please publish my entry. And tell be what I did wrong.

    Sincerely

    Asbjorn

  5. smb

    Hi!

    You need to publish your latest blog entry! (Only admins and yourself can view it at the moment...)

  6. "South African Joy" 2010, Inks on canvas/Archival Inks on cotton, 84 x 59,4 cm (33.1
  7. lonvig

    Art

    It is the 12th time. The 12th time that I made a motif for a award winning company. The award is the Danish Industry InitiativeAward 2009. The company is the Fittings Specialist in Fredericia, Denmark. It was a couple of months ago. As always I initiate the job by talking to the CEO. His name is Finn Roy, and he thorowly informed me about products, organisation, etc. We managed to drink three cups of coffee. The chemistry between us was right. Now you must see the robot, Finn Roy said. The robot??? First I thought of Gyro Gearloose
  8. New organic kids' clothing brand LONVIG by MINYMO, based on Danish fairy tale writer and illustrator Asbjorn Lonvig's fairy tales and fairy tale characters, is now in stores and internet stores. Size 74 to 110. The autumn 2008 line introduces the fairy tale character Bernhard, a whimsical monkey. See more about it on www.LONVIG-by-MINYMO.com. Among other things you can read and download the fairy tales. See where you can buy the kids' clothing - in stores or internet stores - click here. If you are a store, an internet store or an agent please contact LONVIG by MINYMO (Export Manager Jesper Maansson's e-mail address is jesper.maansson@mco.dk) for authorization to sell the brand. Below you can see a photo of wonderful kids in the amazing kids' clothing:
  9. lonvig

    Synergetic Effects

    I am an International Commercial Counselor writing on behalf of the World of Art Award* winning artist, designer and fairy tale writer Asbjorn Lonvig. Lonvig has a very unique background as a trained Software Engineer by IBM and is world renowned for his determined use of IT and Internet in art, design and fairy tale writing. Lonvig works in simple shapes and bright colours. His Artist Statement is:
  10. smb

    Hi! Happy Birthday! And more articles please - when you get a spare moment!!

    Thanks!

  11. lonvig

    Interactive Lecture....

    Today I am excited. Very excited! Tomorrow I'll make my first Interactive Lecture. The only thing I need is a projector and a fast line to the internet. The only thing I bring is myself. On the internet I have made 1950 web pages to choose from. And as every image on these pages represents one or several stories my lecture can go on for ever. In the past I have made a lot of lectures. In schools, in universities, in companies, in associations, in counties, in municipalities - you name it. I thought the preparations were very time-consuming and boring, and I often did not use the pictures, the slides, the transparents etc. etc. that I had prepared. Questions and remarks from the audience often altered the whole context of the lecture. Therefore the interactive lecture. My contact person has informed me about a theme of the lecture, so I know where to start. After that it is the dialog with the audience that guides us through the lecture. If the audience is not very active, I'll guide the audience. If the lecture moves too far away from the read thread in the theme, I'll make an invisible change of subject. <br clear=all>It's sure demanding to do it this way. I have to be on the marks. But it doesn't matter, the quality of the lecture is enhanced enormously and sure I don't do it for free even if it's superb marketing. Next time, in the next artblog I'll keep you posted concerning my interactive lectures. My dream is that the interactive lecture will develop into a real Road show, travelling around from school to school, from university to university, from company to company, from.....to..... Making a lot of money by lecturing and making a superb marketing for myself and my art works at the same time!!!! What has happened the last month??? I'll briefly tell you what has happened since my last artblog. A publisher in China wants to publish my fairy tales in Chinese initiated by my Chinese translator Ni Duan. See http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm A French author Alain Joannes has written a chapter in his new book on "Commant communiquer par des images" - in English that is "How to communicate through pictures" - about me. He praises my painting "soul hurting still" to the skies. See http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm#How_to_communicate I have started a new Children's book project, the LAURA-project, inspired by the Inuit Circumpolar Culture. See http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm#The_Laura-Project I have painted "diversity", acrylic on canvas, 201 x 139 cm - that is 79.2 x 54.8 inches - to the award winning company of Danish Industry's Initiative Award. Easy Food is the company called - it produces convenience food. "diversity" is a puzzle inspired by a company using diversity as a management objective and how employees hopefully will relate to this gift. See http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm#Easy_Food I have established four new online representations. One in Texas - administered in Bukarest and Jerusalem, one in Cugand, Pays de la Loire, France, one in Milan, Italy and one in Copenhagen. See http://www.lonvig.dk/world-of-opportunities.htm I have been chosen to "The 10 World Artists Show 2005" as "first cab of the rank". Noosa Galley, Queensland, Australia and Peter Alexanderoff are organizing this event. It is an important event and the Grand Opening takes place on 1 March 2005. We consider to invite Crown Princess Mary to celebrate this Danish/Australian event. See http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm#The...d_Noosa_Gallery See http://www.lonvig.dk/noosa.htm <A HREF=http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm#How_to_communicate><img src=http://www.lonvig.dk/hd15-index.jpg hspace="10"></a><A HREF=http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm#The_Laura-Project><img src=http://www.lonvig.dk/inuit-draft-index.jpg hspace="10"></a><A HREF=http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm#The_Laura-Project><img src=http://www.lonvig.dk/inuit-draft-q-index.jpg hspace="10"></a><A HREF=http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm#Easy_Food><img src=http://www.lonvig.dk/easy-food-blue-red-index.jpg hspace="10"></a><A HREF=http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm#Easy_Food><img src=http://www.lonvig.dk/easy-food-blue-black-index.jpg hspace="10"></a><A HREF=http://www.lonvig.dk/noosa.htm><img src=http://www.lonvig.dk/noosa-na-kangaroo-index.jpg hspace="10"></a><A HREF=http://www.lonvig.dk/noosa.htm><img src=http://www.lonvig.dk/noosa-na-butterfly-fish-index.jpg hspace="10"></a><br><br>
  12. Wouldn't any of us like to know how? An artist try to communicate. Through writing. Through music. Through movies. Through pictures. Through..... Sometimes he succeeds. Sometimes he does not. When his expectation are high - he might not communicate at all. When his expectations are low - he might communicate excellently. Every artist has his own recipe. Mine - for example - is simple shapes and bright colors. Even when I write. Even when I ....... You can't always believe what is written in newspapers. But if it is written in a book, you have to believe it. Or? I would like to tell you about a new book. It is written by the French author Alain Joannes, who lives in Paris. It is called "Communiqu
  13. by John Wooton Author and Creator, <a href="http://seojournal05.blogspot.com/">The SEO Journal Blog</a> and Asbjorn Lonvig.<br> <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-22-sofus-sund-oekonomi.jpg" ALT="artblog-22-sofus-sund-oekonomi (7k image)" align= "left" hspace="10" HEIGHT=150 WIDTH=145>Readers of my latest Art News Artblog have asked me to write about how I got a relatively good presence on the internet. Yesterday's statistics: 150,000 hits on Google.com and 100,000 hits on Yahoo.com on the search term "lonvig" and 64,708 hits and 1,176,552,123 bytes transferred per day on my web site www.lonvig.dk.<br><br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;"><br><br><br>John Wooton:</span></span> As you know, every year is always rocked by a plethora of changes in the search engine marketing world. The acquisition of smaller companies by the Big 3 changes the marketing landscape as we know it every month and with every update to the index that is made, we hold our breath and hope that we come out better (if not, the same) in the end. So when it comes to the new year, there are many things that we should look out for to stay on top of the rankings. <span style="font-weight:bold;">1. Quality Content:</span> I say this so often and I cannot overemphasize this enough: Content is KING! Search engine spiders, crawl the net to find what? Content! Your site has information (hopefully) that you want the spiders to see and include in their index. By the creation and publication of quality content, you give the search engines more reason to return. You are feeding them what they want. In 2006, you should be finding creative ways to get your content noticed and viewed as well as finding creative ways to publish fresh content on a regular basis. A very good way this is done is through the use of message boards (hosted on your site) and by blogs (enabling you to publish more frequently). <span style="font-style:italic;"><span style="font-weight:bold;">Asbjorn Lonvig:</span></span> <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-22-crab-mac-claw.jpg" ALT="artblog-22-crab-mac-claw (19k image)" align="right" hspace="15" HEIGHT=214 WIDTH=250>Tell a story. Every time I enter something on the internet, on my own website or another web site like an online gallery I tell a story. Like what Jose Dali said about my fairy tale character Crab-Mac-Claw or Alice Garibaldi's view of my computer drafts of sculptures in Rome. For search engine optimization and submission to selected search engines I use the software IBP Internet Business Promoter by Axandra, Germany. For check of meta tags I use the free Meta Tag Analyzer from Submitexpress.com. This is to ensure 100 % title relevancy to page content, 100 % description relevancy to page content and 100 % keyword relevancy to page content.<br clear=all> <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-22-septimus-severus-sculpture.jpg" ALT="artblog-22-septimus-severus-sculpture (10k image)" align="left" hspace="15" HEIGHT=214 WIDTH=214>Don't focus on your web main page (index page) - focus on every page, only 1.56 % of my visitors enter through the web main page.<br clear=all> __________________ <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">John Wooton:</span></span> <span style="font-weight:bold;">2. Don't Overextend Your Link Exchange Structure:</span> Backlinks were a popular way to increase your rankings fast in the search engines. The tradition holds: find a PR7 website and trade backlinks and you'll be indexed in Google within 24 hours. That strategy still holds true and is beneficial for new web sites. But in my opinion the days of tremendous link swapping are coming to an end. Many website have been founded with the purpose of allowing you to exchange links with other web sites. This has caused a massive influx of web masters who want to exchange a ton of links with the hope that it will help them in the search engines. But what really matters when it comes to links is the amount of quality one way backlinks that direct users to your website. You want the balance of links to be in your favor, that is what leads to success. Also, there has been talk of search engines taking notice of these "link farms" and penalizing those who take part in them. So if you do take part in link exchanges, please be moderate in respect to the number of exchanges you take part in. <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">Asbjorn Lonvig:</span></span> <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-22-blue-kangaroo.jpg" ALT="artblog-22-blue-kangaroo (7k image)" align="right" hspace="15" HEIGHT=173 WIDTH=250>I do not concentrate upon links any more. I only make links that are relevant to my content. If I am asked to link to a Kangaroo farm in Canberra, New South Wales, Australia, I sure will do it. Now and then I run a Link Popularity Check on my online galleries to check their degree of presence on the internet. The Link Popularity Check program is free and it is from Axandra, Germany. Absolutearts.com has the highest link popularity of all online galleries.<br clear=all> __________________ <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">John Wooton:</span></span> <span style="font-weight:bold;">3. RSS and XML:</span> Two new technologies that have begun to take center stage especially in 2005 include a programming language that has been around for several years called XML. XML is short for extensible markup language and is a derivative from HTML. The main difference is your ability to create descriptive tags for your data. This has led to the advent of RSS or real simple syndication. RSS is a way for you to publish your data to an XML file hosted on your site. Users subscribe to your RSS feed via the XML file and whenever you make a changes to your XML file they are notified. It's become a major technology used by news agencies and bloggers alike as a simple method of publishing your information across a wide variety of platforms. XML has also proved useful with the Google Site maps program, newly released in 2005. The optional tags available with the XML site map allow you to be descriptive about the individual pages on your site including dates the individual pages were modified. There are some small things you need to pay attention to when creating this: namely you have to follow the Google xml schema, and you have to be diligent about tracking and fixing errors in the code. But if used correctly, it is a great way to help Google index the hidden pages of your website due to javascript or flash. <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">Asbjorn Lonvig:</span></span> <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-22-tokyo-moonlight.jpg" ALT="artblog-22-tokyo-moonlight (6k image)" align="left" hspace="15" HEIGHT=250 WIDTH=173>I have made an RSS to all main pages on my web site and an RSS to every online gallery. I use the FeedForAll RSS feed creation tool to built my own RSSs. This way I have built 73 "hand made" RSSs. I use the following blogging systems for posting a lot of news and for automatic building of RSSs, ATOM feeds and RDFs: Blogger.com, Blogger.dk, Blog.com, Bloglines.com, Spaces.msn.com, Squarespace.com, Angelfire.com and Artday.org. Artday.org is Japanese. It is from Tokyo. And so is the image to the left. It's the Tokyo skyline with Tokyo Tower. The title is "Tokyo Moonlight". All of the above RSSs, ATOM feeds and RDFs - both my own "hand made" RSSs and the RSSs, ATOM feeds and RDFs generated automatically by blogging systems - are submitted to selected directories and search engines with the software RSS FEEDS Submit from rssfeedssubmit.com - if you need an introduction to RSS news feeds, you'll find it on rssfeedssubmit.com. I have built one site map in English and one in Danish.<br clear=all> ___________________ <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">John Wooton:</span></span> <span style="font-weight:bold;">4. Stay away from Flash and Javascript for the time being:</span> Flash and Javascript are very powerful tools for creating dynamic and eye catching web sites. The most prominent problem with the two technologies is that the spiders can't index through them (at least not yet). This limits your ability to have the search engines index portions of your site. Many have speculated that the Big 3 are working on solving this problem, but for the time being, avoid or limit your use of these technologies. <span style="font-weight:bold;">5. Avoid Unethical SEO:</span> There are a lot of programs out there that help you to achieve maximum link back ratios in a very short amount of time. Some of them are good; some are bad. In fact, some of them will waste your effort trying to post trivial comments on blogs or trying to maximize your link exchanges. In my opinion, you should seek success in SEM the right, ethical way. Seek out honest web companies to exchange a moderate amount of links with. Post only relevant comments to forums and blogs because that behavior leads to lasting link backs. Also, don't try to manipulate your website to make it appear to have a higher PR than you really do. Google sees that one! <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">Asbjorn Lonvig:</span></span> <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-22-sofus-decency.jpg" ALT="artblog-22-sofus-decency (13k image)" align="left" hspace="15" HEIGHT=250 WIDTH=156>I stay away from Flash and..... I stay away from unethical SEO.<br clear=all> _____________________ <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">John Wooton:</span></span> <span style="font-weight:bold;">6. Last, but not least, Articles:</span> There is a little bit of controversial talk about whether it is right to post articles for free use in directories. In my opinion, you are providing a well needed service to web masters and I don't see this one as a potential loss for 2006. Information is valuable. And web sites that need content (especially fresh content) desire what you do to make their efforts a success. So it is natural for your web site rankings to benefit through backlinks from those articles. It's a win win situation. One other thought on this subject. Right now, the search engines can punish web sites for having duplicate content, and that is an argument that many will propose. But, the search engines will usually only punish you if the html format of a web site is similar, not a couple of articles. So posting articles is safe for now. But be cautious. Many lucrative methods of ethical SEO can be turned into a problem when too many people attempt to abuse the technology. So that's it. Short, but informative. SEO is both an art and a technology that we have to use correctly for the right type of success. Who knows what the year ahead may bring, but playing your cards right, you can achieve success and avoid any pitfalls that may come. <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">Asbjorn Lonvig:</span></span> <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-22-grand-maitre.jpg" ALT="artblog-22-grand-maitre (11k image)" align="right" hspace="15" HEIGHT=250 WIDTH=175>This Art News Artblog article is an example of Articles. I write articles to as you know WWAR/Absolutearts, to Editorial Qroquis - a printed art magazine in Buenos Aires (translated into Spanish) and ADN World ArtNews in Tokyo. Furthermore my articles are published on selected RSSes of my own, on all the blogging systems mentioned above and on the online gallery ArtCad.com in Paris. To keep track of the effect of my efforts to have a relatively good internet presence I use a server based statistic system on my web hotel called InSite. I use Google Alerts to continuously inform me what new things of mine have been indexed. Occasionally I check presence on Yahoo.com. And then I check the online galleries. January 2006 WWAR/Absolutearts topped with 73,000 hits followed by ArtWanted in Salt Lake City with 21,000 hits. Other online galleries like Yessy.com in Denver Colorado had 17,000 hits and a new online galley in Paris - ArtPourTous - had reached 4000 visitors. "Grand Maitre" to the right - that is Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - is of course exhibited in Paris. I'm working hard to produce decent traffic on all online galleries. __________________ <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">Asbjorn Lonvig:</span></span><br> <span style="font-weight:bold;">Thoughts.</span> Your sales has nothing to do with your artistic talent, with your exhibition at Chicago Athenaeum or with nice words written about your art in a French book on "How to communicate through pictures". It's all about your internet presence??? <span style="font-weight:bold;">Thanks.</span><br>I want to thank John Wooton Author and Creator, The SEO Journal Blog for permitting me to use his article "Search Engine Strategies for Success: 2006", which I read 5 January 2006 in Entireweb Newsletter. <span style="font-weight:bold;">Questions.</span> Ask all the questions you like in comments to this entry.<br>
  14. <a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/print-on-demand.htm"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-20-1-cathedral-square-200.jpg" TITLE="1 cathedral square, Aarhus, Denmark, Septimus Severus, Forum Romanus, Rome, Antique Rome, Italy, asbjorn lonvig" ALT="1 cathedral square, Aarhus, Denmark, Septimus Severus, Forum Romanus, Rome, Antique Rome, Italy, asbjorn lonvig" ALIGN="right" HSPACE="10" HEIGHT=139 WIDTH=200></a><span style="font-weight:bold;">The art poster is dead.</span><br>The director of the Hans Christian Andersen Festival Plays, said to me. Too bad. I am a poster designer. It is a fact that the art poster is dead when it comes to advertising. Only major cultural events still use posters for advertising. Other media have ousted the poster as an advertising media. <br>Publishing posters traditionally is very complicated. <br>First you choose a relevant art work. <br>Then you prepare it for print. <br>Then you print it. To decide edition sizes concerning posters is the hard part. Then you distribute the poster. Preparing, printing and distribution are costly. Nearly nothing is left for the artist. <br><span style="font-weight:bold;">Print on demand</span> is the answer. You can work with print on demand in at least 3 ways.<br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">1. Print on Demand at ArtWanted.com.</span> <a href="http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?id=233334"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-20-united-states-3.jpg" TITLE="United States, america, asbjorn lonvig" ALT="United States, america, asbjorn lonvig" ALIGN="right" HSPACE="10" HEIGHT=108 WIDTH=75></a><a href="http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?id=231283"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-20-united-states-1.jpg" Title="United States, america, asbjorn lonvig" ALT="United States, america, asbjorn lonvig" ALIGN="right" HSPACE="10" HEIGHT=108 WIDTH=75></a><br>ArtWanted is a .com that can handle ordering, online payment, quality print and shipment. And as an interesting feature at ArtWanted the artist himself can decide the prices on the prints of his art works!!!!! I have tested ArtWanted.com in Bountiful, Salt Lake City, Utah. ArtWanted can handle sizes up to 30 x 40 inches, that is 76 x 101.6 cm. I have submitted a number of art works in huge print files to ArtWanted. See the <a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/print-on-demand.htm">print on demand</a> introduction page. <br>This means that anybody in the world, who likes my style, can have a poster. The prices are from US$ 1.95 to US$ 79.95 depending on size and surface. Then you add some US$ for shipment depending on where you live. ArtWanted.com informs you about the shipment costs before you pay. <br>This means that at the exact same moment I have finished an art work it is available for poster printing world wide. <br>Nice feeling.<br> <span style="font-weight:bold;"><br>2. Print on Demand at the customer's own computer.</span><br><a href="http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?id=258178"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-20-1-cathedral-square-grey.jpg" TITLE="1 cathedral square, Aarhus, Denmark, Septimus Severus, Forum Romanus, Rome, Antique Rome, Italy, asbjorn lonvig" ALT="1 cathedral square, Aarhus, Denmark, Septimus Severus, Forum Romanus, Rome, Antique Rome, Italy, asbjorn lonvig" ALIGN="left" HSPACE="10" VSPACE="2" HEIGHT=108 WIDTH=157></a>This Monday I finished a <a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/digital-prints.htm#samples">job</a> for a large financial institution in Denmark. I have placed the Word (.doc) files with the art works for print on the customer's computer. And the customer prints on demand.<br clear=all><a href="http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?id=248226"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-20-1-cathedral-square-colors.jpg" TITLE="1 cathedral square, Aarhus, Denmark, Septimus Severus, Forum Romanus, Rome, Antique Rome, Italy, asbjorn lonvig" ALT="1 cathedral square, Aarhus, Denmark, Septimus Severus, Forum Romanus, Rome, Antique Rome, Italy, asbjorn lonvig" ALIGN="left" HSPACE="10" VSPACE="2" HEIGHT=108 WIDTH=156></a>This means that any company, any organization, any person in numerous of situations can skip traditional printing. They can relieve. And skip the impossible task of deciding edition sizes.<br clear=all> <span style="font-weight:bold;"><br>3. Print on Demand at our Digital Art Laboratory.</span><br> <a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/digital-prints.htm"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-20-ole-erik.jpg" TITLE="Asbjorn Lonvig Digital Art Laboratory - Ole Aaen, AD, Erik Adriansen, AD, 2A, Skomagervej 6, 7100 Vejle, Denmark" ALT="Asbjorn Lonvig Digital Art Laboratory - Ole Aaen, AD, Erik Adriansen, AD, 2A, Skomagervej 6, 7100 Vejle, Denmark" ALIGN="right" HSPACE="10" VSPACE="2" HEIGHT=151 WIDTH=200></a>All other Digital Art matters are taken care of by <span style="font-style:italic;">the Asbjorn Lonvig Digital Art Laboratory</span>. The staff is: <span style="font-style:italic;">Ole Aaen, AD from 2A, Vejle, Denmark Erik Adriansen, AD from 2A, Vejle, Denmark Asbjorn Lonvig, Artist, Hedensted, Denmark</span> To the right you can see Ole Aaen and Erik Adriansen work with "1080 Haight Street" - a Victorian House from my San Francisco selection. This laboratory uses the newest technology when it comes to Mac computers, PCs, Graphics Editing Equipment, Small format printers, Large format high quality printers, Print surfaces, Film, TV, Video Editing Equipment, Projection Equipment and Photo Equipment. See more details on the <a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/digital-prints.htm"><span style="font-style:italic;">Asbjorn Lonvig Digital Art Laboratory</span></a>.<br><br><a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/digital-prints.htm"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-20-printer.jpg" ALIGN="right" TITLE="Asbjorn Lonvig Digital Art Laboratory - Ole Aaen, AD, Erik Adriansen, AD, 2A, Vejle, Denmark, printer, Roland SolJet Pro2" ALT="Asbjorn Lonvig Digital Art Laboratory - Ole Aaen, AD, Erik Adriansen, AD, 2A, Vejle, Denmark, printer, Roland SolJet Pro2" HSPACE="10" VSPACE="2" HEIGHT=149 WIDTH=200></a>We can present art works in any size print in serigraph quality offering state of the art color fastness. We can print on paper, canvas etc. We can offer posters and prints with printed signature. As a point of departure editions are open. However, we can do limited edition prints, numbered and signed, as well. Or one of a kind signed prints. Sizes are: Height is unlimited. Width is up to about 5 feet, depending on the surface. To print a 1:1 print of one of my canvases size 79.2 x 54.8 inches, that is 201 x 139 cm on paper is a piece of cake. In this department we work with prices up to about US$ 2500. One day we printed on canvas. Amazing. This means that anybody can create exactly the art work reproduction, that they like. OK. I have to like it, too.<br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">Technical remark:</span><br>The posters are drawn in Adobe Illustrator. That means that they are vectorized and scalable. That's the reason that we can present pure, pure colors on all prints. There are no photographing and scanning involved. This week we will do some tests photographing my "sad days" paintings and Morten Lonvig's portrait paintings. We are not satisfied until you can see every stroke of every hair in the brush. Or every stroke from my wooden block and filling knife, which I have used in some of them. Or that you clearly can see, that the paint has been thrown temperamentally in some of them. A KODAK dcs pro 14ns digital camera will probably do the job, we'll see. If we succeed you'll be presented to a series of brand new posters soon.<br><br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">Thoughts:</span><br>If you use the Danish definition of poster, which is any kind of reproduction of art works, you sure can announce that computers and the internet have caused a "Revival of the Art Poster..." in the sense that they have made <span style="font-style:italic;">print on demand posters</span> a major tool in future distribution of reproductions of art works world wide.<br><br> _________________________________________________<br> <span style="font-weight:bold;"><br>Try out ArtWanted.com in Salt Lake City <br>click on a poster</span><br><br><a href="http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?id=258513"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-20-giraffe.jpg" TITLE="giraffe, giraff, blue spots, lange s
  15. I would like to ask your opinion. Once an art work has been digitized you can print it. Usually you print on paper. Or cloth. Or plastic. Or.... <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-25-printer.jpg" ALT="artblog-25-printer (8k image)" HEIGHT=112 WIDTH=150 align="left" hspace="10">On this huge printer I can print in nearly any size. On several surfaces. One of them is canvas.<br clear=all> <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://blog.absolutearts.com/blogs/archives/artblog-25-1-cathedral-square.jpg" ALT="artblog-25-1-cathedral-square (24k image)" HEIGHT=173 WIDTH=250 align="right" hspace="10">One day I printed the motif "1 Cathedral Square" on canvas. It seamed unreal, it seamed unfair, I felt as if I violated some basic rules. Unreal because a canvas usually takes hours and hours to paint. Unfair because all the troubles you have during the painting process had disappeared. But it was amazing. The quality of the print was that of a serigraph. The paint layer was thick giving you the color depth and not least the color fastness of the serigraph. And I felt this smell of quality serigraph colors drying...... The smell in the room was like when you print silk screen prints. Another thing is that canvas is much more durable than paper.<br><br>I would never be able to paint this motif so perfectly. My son Morten paints much better than I do. He might be able to do it. <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-25-close-up.jpg" ALT="artblog-25-close-up (5k image)" HEIGHT=100 WIDTH=97 align="left" hspace="10">This tiny close up photo of the print on canvas tells the whole story. The close up is of a basement window. And as you can see the texture of the canvas sure is there.<br clear=all> The visual differences between a painting and the print on canvas are: In the painting you can see the brushstrokes. You can see the painter's shaking hand. From a technical point of view you might prefer the print? From an artistic point of view you might prefer the painting? Of course there is a difference in price. A unique painting is more expensive than a print. I was lucky to win The World of Art Award 2006 competition. This competition seeks to attract artists, galleries, museums who are redefining standards of art excellence challenging existing trends and tendencies in art and culture. To celebrate this I'll market editions of 100 prints on canvas knowing that it might be controversial. See my <a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/prod-2005.htm">efforts</a>. And - if you like - you might visit my new web site <a href="http://www.lonvig.biz">lonvig.biz</a> with vision and prices. I'll continue my investigations, just now we are printing huge canvases for Lauritz.com auctions. And then one large "Blue Sky - Guggenheim" to a North Atlantic customer. <span style="font-weight:bold;">Thoughts</span> I think people who like to have a print on canvas and not a painting on canvas should be offered the possibility as long as there is no doubt what so ever which ones are printed and which one is painted. For instance by writing number/edition in the lower left corner and by printing "Digital Art Laboratory" in the lower right corner below the signature. <span style="font-weight:bold;">And</span> I can't resist this opportunity to show you my work from last week - text posters: <a href="http://www.lonvig.biz/spanish-bull-text.htm"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/spanish-bull-200-text.jpg" ALT="spanish-bull-200-text (17k image)" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=124 hspace="23"></a><a href="http://www.lonvig.biz/thunderbird-text.htm"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/thunderbird-200-text.jpg" ALT="thunderbird-200-text (15k image)" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=135 hspace="5"></a><a href="http://www.lonvig.biz/france-3-text.htm"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/france-3-200-text.jpg" ALT="france-3-200-text (12k image)" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=138></a><a href="http://www.lonvig.biz/butterfly-fish-text.htm"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/butterfly-fish-200-text.jpg" ALT="butterfly-fish-200-text (17k image)" HEIGHT=138 WIDTH=200 hspace="5"></a>
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