Clipart is often used to allegedly “enhance” learning resources and presentations. You’ve all seen it used somewhere. Clipart is often downloaded from the web or used via Microsoft Office.
I would describe clipart as cliched, stereotypical, ghastly, offensive and just plain bad…. and that’s been nice about it!
So should you be using clipart? Personally speaking and in my opinion, I say no!
I have a preference for photographs and photographic images. I would use a digital camera and take some photographs rather than use some awful clipart. I would prefer to use a photographic image from an image collection rather than use some jokey style clipart.
You can see I don’t really like clipart!
Check the last magazine you purchased, how many articles or adverts used photographs and how many used clipart?
Clipart, bin it, you know it makes sense.