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commercial art

graphic art created specifically for commercial uses, especially for advertising, illustrations in magazines or books, or the like.
Compare fine art.
Origin of commercial art
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commercial artist, noun Unabridged
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  • His deadpan evocation of flat, bright figures had an everyday quality that linked them to commercial art and popular culture.
  • Fine artists typically display their work in museums, commercial art galleries, corporate collections and private homes.
  • commercial art is traditionally delivered to a client in a brown-paper bag with an invoice stapled to the outside.
  • He liked to draw and attended a commercial art school, and in his teens ran a sign-painting business.
  • The talk of the importance of art conservation has extended itself to become a part of the jargon of the commercial art market.
  • He left school after only eight or nine years and went to work for a commercial art firm.
  • Introductory knowledge of commercial art methods and the general principles of layout and design.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of commercial art methods and the general principles of layout and design.
  • Others with an interest, the talent, and further education may turn to careers in graphic design or commercial art.
British Dictionary definitions for commercial art

commercial art

graphic art for commercial uses such as advertising, packaging, etc
Derived Forms
commercial artist, noun
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