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  • noun The quality of being arty.


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  • The "artiness" of signs is not the concern of graphic design.

    Graphic Design Is Not Art

  • It is above all a presentation style - of openness, of scepticism towards the old fusty-dusty forms, of irreverence, of irony, of artiness, of political and environmental engagement.

    A new model Christianity

  • A dance-rock band I liked better, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, slammed out the kind of early-1980s dance-rock beats that the Rapture also uses, but they traded yelping for filtered vocals (like Daft Punk) and artiness for rowdiness.

    SXSW: Unstoppable Late-Night Beats - ArtsBeat Blog -

  • More retro-artiness for the 'dance your abortion' comfort-zone crowd.

    Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer Movie Trailer | /Film

  • The group's music merges indie artiness with the optimism of early Springsteen, but it also nods to other, older musical forms: folk, jazz, the ambient swirl of fairground music and the chanson tradition of Quebec.

    Arcade Fire: 'The cliched rock life never seemed that cool to us'

  • But having lived in New Mexico, and understanding the comparisons between Todos Santos and Santa Fe, I can tell you that conceptual thinking (which I'm interested in) and artiness are not always the same.

    Ensenada La Paz Todos Santos

  • Maybe because its sometimes self-conscious artiness makes it easy for critics to praise.

    Crimefest IV: How to make a classic movie for £7,000

  • A lot of this stuff comes across today like '60s artiness, but it works better than do the period touches in other '60s movies I've written about here.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • Falling for abusive boyfriends, neglecting to provide for the basics in her life, jumping from caretaker to caretaker, who in fact only took advantage of her and then got tired when the appeal of the flirt, the cuteness, the artiness, wore off.


  • The French and the Italians seem to dig our artiness and fashion.

    Made in SA: Hyperbubble | Missions Unknown


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