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
First recorded in 1920–25
Related formscom·mer·cial art·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for commercial art
graphic art for commercial uses such as advertising, packaging, etc
Derived Formscommercial artist, noun
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