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

Examples of graphic arts in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 At the shows, Biffin also sold original miniature watercolors for three guineas apiece—the profits from which Dukes pocketed, as graphic arts curator and librarian Julie L. Mellby wrote for Princeton University in 2011. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Dec. 2021 The winner was Antonio Mustico, of Eastlake, 30, who graduated in May with a graphic arts degree from City College. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Dec. 2021 All artworks — including paintings, drawings, graphic arts, sculpture, ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography — are $200 or less. Susan Dunne,, 20 Nov. 2021 Qualified arts programs would include: dance, theater, music, folk art, creative writing, painting, sculpture, photography, design, graphic arts, computer coding, animation, costume design, film and video. Howard Blume Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2021 On the flip side, recruiting new contributors requires honing her own style that looks outward, across many types of comedy and graphic arts. Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2021 And that level of uniformity opens the door for skilled counterfeiters like Talens — with a background in graphic arts and marketing — to recreate coupons, according to Miller. NBC News, 17 Sep. 2021 His wife, Meghan, whose background is in graphic arts, does web design for 4 Square. Lyndi Mcnulty,, 1 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of graphic arts

1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of graphic arts was in 1858

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11 Jan 2022

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“Graphic arts.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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