Middle school book reports will never be the same.
Yesterday, Microsoft announced they’re getting rid of Clip Art in favor of Bing image search. Apparently, nobody used Clip Art — not even hipsters being ironic — so it was time to say goodbye.
Gizmodo’s Mario Aguilar put it best: “Farewell Clip Art. We didn’t know we missed you until you were gone.” As a hat tip to a youth spent trolling the Clip Art image library for just the right image to adorn the upper left-and right-hand corners of my student council nomination flyers, I’ve compiled some of my favorite ClipArt images, with their accompanying search terms.
Microsoft Clip Art: Bidding Adieu to the Best of the Best
Businesses, Businessmen, Concepts
Numbers of different shapes and sizes, Representing math
Dental care, Dental hygiene
Animals, Easter, Easter bunnies
Thanksgiving illustration of pilgrim family with a turkey
Astronomy, Earth, Galaxies
Appliances, Bread, Food
Balloons, Celebrations, Hats
(I think I remember this from several birthday party invitations.)
Computers, Computing, Diskettes
Three colored balloons and three colored presents
Eye care, Eye exams, Males
Blueprints, Building plans
Flying party streamers and confetti
New Year’s celebration with champagne, Balloons and confetti
Autumn, Cornucopias, Food
Board meetings, Businesses
Forklifts, Heavy machinery
A Christmas tree with wrapped presents
Smiling sun illustration
Even if we can’t get Clip Art from Microsoft, we can still use these 25. Which will you miss most?