“Just clip and use to add a professional touch to newsletters, reports, advertisements, catalogs, almost any graphic project.” (Back Cover)
You mean, clip…like with actual scissors? Oh yeah.
I have often wondered where clip art came from. It is the subject of much ridicule. Did you know that graphic designers existed before computers? Me neither. They used things like burnishers and proportion wheels to do what we can now easily do with word processing or graphic design programs. So if you wanted to make your workplace memo look classy and add an image of Mrs. Doubtfire, you would cut it out of a book like the one shown above. Ooh look, it comes in three sizes for your convenience.
Here’s another example of a clip art book:
A couple of years after this clip art book came out, Microsoft Word began making clip art a built-in feature. How quickly things change.