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A dictionary of graphic cliches

Thompson, Philip.

A dictionary of graphic cliches

by Thompson, Philip.

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Published by Pentagram Design in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Commercial art -- Dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementcompiled by Philip Thompson & Peter Davenport.
    SeriesPentagram papers ; 1-
    ContributionsDavenport, Peter, joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNC998.4 .T47
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4598647M
    ISBN 100905739000
    LC Control Number77361414
    OCLC/WorldCa3088977

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The word cliché has French origins, which is why you'll often see it with an accent over the "e," but you can also write it as "cliche" in English.

When printing presses were used, the cast iron plate that reproduced the words, phrases, or images was called a stereotype. The Dictionary of Cliches offers the most thorough treatment yet published of all those trite but apt sayings we use all the time but rarely stop to consider. About the Author James Rogers is the author of The Dictionary of Clichés/5(87).

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