Oh Shirt

May 6, 2009 at 10:28 pm 4 comments

I really don’t want to be mean, but I pass this sign all the time, and it repeatedly strikes me as both hard on the eyes and impossible to comprehend when passing at forty miles per hour. Each time, I absorb just enough to ascertain that it belongs to a graphic design company.

Unfortunately, my comprehension ends there, as my brain immediately becomes preoccupied with trying to determine why a graphic design company would give themselves a bent-looking, cluttered, barely readable sign done in such an uninviting color scheme.

It’s like giving someone a job application filled out in full-sized Marks-A-Lot.

Or do I go too far?

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  • 1. fungi  |  May 7, 2009 at 9:18 am

    As a person who has occasionally designed graphics I will say that not only did you not go far enough but that this is an extremely common sight possibly even more so than the perfectly talented painter/photographer with an insanely-gaude-at-best webpage cliche.

    Seriously these people work with t-shirts ALL DAY LONG, yet they don’t seem to know what one looks like?? Tiny sleeves and head-hole almost the same size as the torso?? Do they only print on shirts for people with Jim Henson puppet anatomy??

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  • 2. Carrie Burrows  |  May 7, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Thanks for the linkage! I will reciprocate =D

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    • 3. signsdrainage  |  May 7, 2009 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks! Somehow I suspect that you will cause me more traffic than I will cause you.

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      • 4. Carrie Burrows  |  May 7, 2009 at 1:52 pm

        BCH is still getting her wings too!

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