What are they thinking?


It’s been a while since I’ve done a “crimes in graphic design” post, even though I notice examples on nearly a daily basis. But seeing this during a Target shopping trip with M was too much to resist:


There are a number of things that are objectionable about this (that awful font for “designed for wet or dry hair” for example) but the worst is the disgusting wet hair that looks like it came out of a drain:


I don’t know about you, but that does not make me want to buy their flat iron. EWWWW!

What are they thinking?


I came across this sign as I was walking to work this morning and was so entertained by it I went back at lunch to take a picture. My favorite part of it is that as I approached I was reading it as “Herb & the Rapies” and when I got close enough to see that it is a day spa, it just got even funnier.

I know that I’m a snobby designer type and as such am more critical than your average passer-by, but I can’t be the only person that has problems with this. The fact that “herban” is not a word I’ve ever heard before and the size of the r in therapies makes it damn near impossible to read this sign as it’s intended. Even once I figured it out, I’m still left with “is herban really a word?”

So, if I really am just being a snobby designer and y’all think the sign is totally fine, then I hope you enjoyed the pleasant diversion of my boring you with my design rants as opposed to pictures of food I’ve eaten, stories about triathlon training and cute pictures of my pets. 😀

Pizza school


I’m pretty much over this election already, given how much media we’ve been enduring for the last year and a half, but I LOVED this pizza box from local pizza chain Pagliacci (also affectionately known as “pags”) It’s filled with “fun facts” about the electoral process:

It had some really interesting information, such as:

and this one:

I wish we’d had this pizza box back in my high school government class…