graphic arts

plural noun

Definition of graphic arts 

: the fine and applied arts of representation, decoration, and writing or printing on flat surfaces together with the techniques and crafts associated with them

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The other finalists also have graphic arts backgrounds. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New Berlin graphic designer named finalist in bowling shoe makeover contest," 11 July 2018 Here, the gallerists host graphic art workshops and foster the development of contemporary Latin American artists. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "Where to Go During ArtBo Bogotá, the Art Basel of Latin America," 18 Oct. 2018 The third floor will house spaces for photography and graphic arts. Dana Oland, idahostatesman, "This new building on BSU's campus will change Boise's iconic cityscape," 4 June 2018 Each year Arts of Tolland awards $1,500 to two high school seniors who are pursuing an education in artistic fields such as writing, music, drama, art, and graphic arts. Courant Community, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 1 May 2018 At the forefront of the graphic arts scene for many years, Mattos lives in San Francisco and has provided artwork for the covers of such major magazines as Fortune, Forbes and Time. For Kdf, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky Derby Festival Poster Series," 6 Feb. 2018 There are graphic arts pieces with names of landmarks in many suburbs and cities, signs that resemble street signs and blueprints from landmarks like the Five-Mile Crib and the Cleveland break wall. Allison Carey, cleveland.com, "Six Cleveland Flea vendors who create new, handmade home decor (photos)," 7 May 2018 Over the course of two weeks, 420 performers — 242 from the island and 178 from the Cuban diaspora — will serve up a rich Cuban stew of music, dance, theater, art, film, graphic arts and fashion. Mimi Whitefield, miamiherald, "Politics collide with art as Kennedy Center prepares for Cuban culture festival," 4 May 2018 Academy students are interested in subjects such as graphic arts and journalism, but the live painting performance also fit with an American Studies class that just finished a session on counterculture and graffiti, Navarra said. Jesse Leavenworth, Courant Community, "Street Artist ARCY Inspires At Manchester High," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of graphic arts

1858, in the meaning defined above

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