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 United Industries UltraBoard is a line of foam core board products used by digital imaging, photographic and graphic arts industries, according to its LinkedIn page. Arkansas Online, "PHOTOS/VIDEO: Large fire at facility near downtown Bentonville under control, official says," 4 Dec. 2019 The two artists were among seven finalists in a project through their graphic arts class at the high school. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "Winning student murals grace downtown Deerfield building," 28 Oct. 2019 Lane Christopher Martin had struggled with drug addiction in the past, but had seemed to overcome his most difficult challenges, earning an associate degree in graphic arts in June 2018 from Portland Community College. oregonlive, "Cristi Martin learned of her son’s death on what would have been his 32nd birthday," 9 Oct. 2019 By many accounts, Crouwel was among the most influential graphic designer in the Netherlands, a place with a storied tradition in graphic arts and typography. Anne Quito, Quartzy, "Wim Crouwel, the Dutch graphic-design legend who championed clarity above all, has died," 22 Sep. 2019 By Friday afternoon, succulents lined the window of the state-of-the-art biology lab and a small herd of glass, ceramic and beanbag turtles decorated the graphic arts lab, equipped with 3D printers and iMac computers. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, "Peek inside Hartford’s new Weaver High School, reopening after a $133 million renovation," 24 Aug. 2019 The shows combine to provide a stunning array of paintings, drawings, graphic arts, sculpture, ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 29 July 2019 The shows combine to provide a stunning array of paintings, drawings, graphic arts, sculpture, ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 15 July 2019 Since then, murals, paintings, and graphic art have sprung across the nation: agitating peace, extolling the place of demonstrators and martyrs, exhorting the world to stand up for the Sudanese people, and imagining a better future. Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, "Sudan’s street protests have inspired another revolution—in art," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of graphic arts

1858, in the meaning defined above

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11 Dec 2019

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“Graphic arts.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/graphic%20arts. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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