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Re: Clip Art for Professionals?

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lindacharlie (lindacharlie)
Mon, 26 Jul 1999 14:57:11 -0500


gosh, bob. the original post simply inquired about sites for free clip
art. was that grounds for such a pedantic response? take a breather and
have a cold drink.
linda, listening to the crickets in michigan

Bob Beeching wrote:
>
> Ricki wrote:
>  
> "As a Graphic Designer who doesn't possess the strongest drawing
> ability,
> I still consider myself a good artist.  Using clip-art (or copy-right
> free visuals) allows some artists to get their message across more
> efficiently and more successfully visually.  Depending on what the
> person is using the clip-art for, I se absolutely nothing wrong in
> using
> it as a design tool."
>  
> Bob replies:
>  
> Have we missed a point here?
>  
>  Children are not "professional" graphic designers with deadlines to
> meet. By allowing children to include "clip art" in their original
> compositions, and allowing them to say: "I did this," tends to put
> one's integrity to question.  Teachers who allow children to use "clip
> art" as part of an original visual statement, contribute little toward
> a child's notions of morality.
>  
>  If  - on the other hand - one uses "clip art" as an embellishment for
> say, a writing, social studies, or history assignment, and
> acknowledges the source in print, i.e. graphics source from Geographic
> Issue #, 1999, then that student is following the protocol of a
> legitimate researcher.
>  
> This practice tends to cut down on the appalling amount of plagiarism
> found in student-submitted work from grade 7 through college levels of
> instruction.
>  
> ___________________________________________________________rb