There used to be a thing called clip art. First a company would commission a design for a new logo. Your first port of call would be a trusty clip art book. Mono shapes beautifully presented in a hardback book.
On the introduction of photoshop, designers moved away from this simple block effect. Either opting for layer blends, drop shadows or use of the many Photoshop Filters available.
It’s nice to look back at original clipart, especially the craftsmanship that is involved just to present a Free Offer flash on an advert.