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What is Graphic art and Communication?

Graphic Arts: The arts or techniques, as engraving, etching, drypoint, woodcut, lithography, and other methods, by which copies of an original design are printed from a plate, block, or the like. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/graphic+arts

Communication: The exchange of information between people, e.g. by means of speaking, writing, or using a common system of signs or behavior. http://www.bing.com/search?q=communication+definition&qs=AS&pq=communication+def&sc= 8-17&sp=1&FORM=QBRE&cvid=2e620b43611a44e4bcab2b30839f7207&adlt=strict

Uses for Graphic Arts: Common uses of graphic design include identity logos and branding,

publications magazines, newspapers and books, print advertisements, posters, billboards, website graphics and elements, signs and product packaging. For example, a product package might include a logo or other artwork, organized text and pure design elements such as images, shapes and color which unify the piece. Composition is one of the most important features of graphic design, especially when using pre-existing materials or diverse elements. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphic_design

Uses for Communication: Communicating with others involves three primary steps: Thought: First,
information exists in the mind of the sender. This can be a concept, idea, information, or feelings. Encoding: Next, a message is sent to a receiver in words or other symbols. Decoding: Lastly, the receiver translates the words or symbols into a concept or information that a person can understand.

Careers available for graphic arts: Commercial and Advertising, Print Designer, Package designer, Web Designer, etc http://www.ehow.com/list_7241150_types-graphic-art-careers.html

Careers Available For Communication: Public Relations, Marketing, Journalisim, Broadcasting, etc http://www.ehow.com/info_7753545_careers-available-communications-degrees.html

Area I might Pursue: I might want to pursue the graphic arts field because the print designing really interest me especially because im in a graphics class right now.

History Of Graphic Arts: Throughout history, technological inventions have shaped the development of graphic art. In 2500 B.C., the Egyptians used graphic symbols to communicate their thoughts in a written form known as hieroglyphics. The Egyptians wrote and illustrated narratives on rolls of papyrus to share the stories and art with others. During the Middle Ages, scribes manually copied each individual page of manuscripts to maintain their sacred teachings. The scribes would leave marked sections of the page available for artists to insert drawings and decorations. Using art alongside the carefully lettered text enhanced the religious reading experience. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphic_arts

History of Communication: The history of communication dates back to prehistory, with significant changes in communication technologies (media and appropriate inscription tools) evolving in tandem with shifts in political and economic systems, and by extension, systems of power. Communication can range from very subtle processes of exchange, to full conversations and mass communication . Human communication was revolutionized with speech approximately 100,000 years ago. Symbols were developed about 30,000 years ago, and writing in the past few centuries. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_communication