graphic arts

plural noun

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

Examples of graphic arts in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Following that band’s original split, Froberg moved from the west coast to New York to pursue work in graphic arts. Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 2 July 2023 Along with woodshop, there are culinary or graphic arts classes, as well as classes that teach students how to write their resumes and hone their interview skills. Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2023 Everything from custom furniture makers, ceramic artists, custom aprons & leather work, photographers, graphic arts, etc. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 The fireproof narrative is a joint project among PEN, Atwood, Penguin Random House and two companies based in Toronto, where Atwood is a longtime resident: the Rethink creative agency and The Gas Company Inc., a graphic arts and bookbinding specialty studio. Hillel Italie, USA TODAY, 24 May 2022 Spanning fashion, design, and graphic arts, the exhibition reveals how inspiration was flowing in all directions, which the curators convey as carambolages or a pile-up of objects. Amy Verner, Vogue, 18 Oct. 2022 The result of their efforts is a slick new monthly literary periodical — an upscale compendium of original poetry, prose, graphic arts, photography, cartoons, comics, reviews and features by local, national and globally recognized artists. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Aug. 2022 Muzikir also earned his associate’s degree and learned graphic arts in the prison’s print shop, his attorney wrote. Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post, 19 June 2022 The Popcorn Shop in Chagrin Falls has partnered with the Chagrin Falls High School graphic arts class to design posters for the event. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 29 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of graphic arts was in 1858

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“Graphic arts.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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