commercial art

noun
graphic art created specifically for commercial uses, especially for advertising, illustrations in magazines or books, or the like.
Compare fine art.


Origin:
1920–25

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

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Example sentences
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.
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