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A $300 million dollar yacht for a Russian oligarch, clearly inspired by Muppet Sam the Eagle. Bravo, Philippe!

Read all about it here.


Gotta make church look cool to today’s kids! Let’s utilize mid 1990’s graphic design and typography – it will remind them of a time before they were born, when they were still just a gleam in Jesus’ eye.

Give a hoot, don’t pollute.

A few other questions come to mind:

Why is the crucifix on its side? Is it meant to look like a crossbow?

What is that blurry image? People waiting in line at airport security?

What’s with the three seemingly unrelated bullet points at the bottom? “College. Miracles. Family.” Might as well be “Jellybeans. Scissors. Underpants.”

One of the magical things about having your own business is receiving obscure trade catalogs in the mail:

Ever wonder where the shopping cart bumpers in the Walmart checkout aisle come from? Me neither! But now I know.

Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Multiple typos only add to the homespun charm.

When Dolores learned she’d been chosen to be the model for the velcro page, she ran right out to Paramus Park Mall for a deluxe manicure!

Yes, Jeremy Scott, I’m looking at you. I don’t know who you’ve been sleeping with to hasten your ascent to the top of the fashion food chain, but that’s the only possible explanation for said ascent. Because it ain’t got nothin’ to do with talent or taste.

Brokeback Ugly.

Karl Lagerfeld claims this guy is the only designer who could ever succeed him at Chanel. Coco must be rolling over in her grave.

Can’t get enough of the ugly? Here’s more!

Thanks to Jim Christensen for the submission.

Let's revisit Bumper Sticker Design 101, shall we? - The sticker should be legible from a distance. - The sticker should be legible while in motion. - The message should be succinct. - The message should be easy to grasp in a split-second. I was trying to change lanes on I-5 the other day and the pickup truck next to me wouldn't let me in. When I finally got behind him, I realized why: (Yes, I have an Obama 2008 sticker on my - wait for it - Subaru.) My first thought: is it a reference to the popular resort town of Bend, Oregon? Is the message a response to Obama's 2008 election, or a preview of the upcoming election? Is the bearer claiming that Obama is going to ream you? Or is it simply asking for help picking up some loose change off the floor? The pickup truck sticker is a crowdsourced deal from Cafe Press. Here's the latest "official" Republican version: [caption id="attachment_362" align="alignnone" width="350"] Oh hahaha! I get it! "Hope & Change" / "Hype & Blame"! CLEVER.[/caption] And this, apparently, is the Romney campaign's latest: [caption id="attachment_363" align="alignnone" width="545"] Hon, get me my reading glasses, wouldja?[/caption] Guys. Do we need to review Bumper Sticker Design 101 again?

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