ASSIGNMENT 6: part 2
Webster’s online dictionary defines cliché as:
1 : a trite phrase or expression; also : the idea expressed by it
2 : a hackneyed theme, characterization, or situation
3 : something (as a menu item) that has become overly familiar or commonplace
Nearly twenty years ago when I used a stock photo, similar to this one, as the foundation for a “Quiet Inspirations” logo, the image was beautiful and fresh. I still think the image is beautiful but it is now common and overused. When an image makes it into the PowerPoint backgrounds for the Microsoft Office’s everyday use, I consider it “hackneyed.” The image of a water droplet splash, with it’s concentric circular ripples that reach beyond the focal point, is my example of of a visual cliché.