Art Cards Editions And Originals (ACEO)
Art Cards From Brian McGlenn
An affordable way to collect Art is to start collecting Art cards, there are many artists around the world that produce Art Cards. An art card is a small pocket-sized piece of art. They are commonly known as ACEO (Art Cards, Editions & Originals) They can be original artwork or prints/reproductions of original artwork. These cards are bought, sold and traded all over the world. The official standard size of an art card is 2.5" x 3.5" (64 x 89 mm) and you can start collecting the work of Brian McGlenn by collecting his Art Cards right here.
There are three main categories of art cards that you can collect from this website:
Open Edition - Prints/reproductions of artwork that is printed in the standard card size. Open editions can be printed and reprinted depending on the demand for the card. There is no limit to how many will be printed. This can also be a mini-print of a larger original artwork.
Limited Edition - This type is also a print/reproduction, but there is a limit to how many cards will be ever printed/sold. These cards are more valuable then open edition cards, because there is only a limited amount of each card that is available in the world. Many times, limited edition cards will be numbered on the back of the card
Original Artwork - This card is a unique piece of artwork done by the artist. It can be painted or drawn, but it will be 100% original and only one card exists in the world. This type of card is the most valuable.