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Bye-Bye Clip Art: Here Are 25 Works of Microsoft "Art" We're Gonna Miss

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, Businesswoman

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

Businesses, Computers

Cybart, C-clamps

New Year’s celebration with champagne, Balloons and confetti

Autumn, Cornucopias, Food

Board meetings, Businesses

Forklifts, Heavy machinery

Businesses, Businessmen

A Christmas tree with wrapped presents

Carnivals, Celebrations

Smiling sun illustration

Even if we can’t get Clip Art from Microsoft, we can still use these 25. Which will you miss most?

Source: Hubspot


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