In a recession there will be an abundance of cliches. Cliches cost nothing and are very nourishing.
Look out for rain soaked streets, miserable people carrying heavy bags, long shadows, advertising hoardings for long-dead companies, and most of all: umbrellas.
The Guardian now has an interactive map of Britain that shows job losses as – RAIN! It’s only a matter of time before house repossessions are shown as heavy bags or long shadows.
And this is what you get if you go to Getty Images and look for recession pictures…: