What is clip art? In the most modern form, clip art takes the form of vector graphics, generally stored as an EPS file. The Wikipedia definition excludes clip art from the category of stock illustration, though modern internet culture has changed that fact.
Clip art is available presently in rights managed online libraries such as clipartof.com, clipart.com, and clipartillustration.com, all varying in quantity, price, and quality.
The name “clip art” is a label derived from the older traditional method of physically cutting (clipping) out a picture for use in another publication whether it be news, comics, or books.