Tuesday, August 18, 2009

really?


Count this as one of a million examples of bad quotes. First off, they are not real quotes but double primes, so from a type standpoint, they aren't even right. Second, why is "WE CARE" even in quotes? Makes it seem sarcastic — yeah buddy, "We really f'n care!" Also spotted recently, "Free Estimates" and "Free Delivery."

Monday, April 13, 2009

Bastardization



A Rant: This is what happens when you let go of control of a design, especially to someone in-house who has no design skills. The top is the original design; the bottom was found in this month's Metro Magazine. I don't think the client even had my original files, they just recreated it poorly. Designers beware.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Oh no you didn't, Mac....



















Mac's 'homepage' in 1996. Bless their hearts.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Just Pho, Really???


How can you be "Just Pho" AND offer more?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Almost...

The Obama Blueprint for Change is nicely designed for the most part; however, the intro pull quotes  are filled with the most heinous hyphenation, including this partial widow. How did they spend so much time on the piece as a whole and then not tend to the details?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

They even squish in Rome

















I mean the script type is horrid enough but really, must you smash the 'Pino' to a tiny pulp? And is that the best place to use script? How about a nice bold sans serif all caps there underneath?

Fancy photoshoppin'

This one is from Cinque Terre. The lock thing is something about locking up your love, but the real key is the excellent Photoshop work someone did...

Is anyone scared of this dog?


Stay tuned for some funny international signage... this one says "small, but fierce!"

Robert Redford's Future Wife Hates Typography


Well, not really, but the write up for her exhibition contains some bad hyphens and a lonely widow...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Well of Fortune?


Hell of Fortune? Proofreader? Anguilla just keeps on giving.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Extreme bodily harm AND death???


Let's review what can happen to you here (illustrated nicely):
A) Severe physical harm
B) Extreme bodily harm

AND/OR

C) Death, which in my opinion covers both A and B.

I'm meeeeellllting!

Apparently Island in the Sun's logo is too hot for Ranny and Jo's Ice Cream logo...

Be safe kids... always Condomize!

Don't put your baby in a tubbie...

A bad photo, but I think you get the point: TUBBIES ARE NOT FOR STORING BABIES.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Profreeder kneaded


Smart graphic designers run spell check!

Watch out, you might on this AIDS map!


Sale on swash today at the sign shop

Not only all caps italic, but all caps SWASH characters. Awesome.


Those are the breaks...


WARNING! 
Bad grammar and a terrible hyphenation. 
It's a two-fer!