Archive for May, 2009

Bathroom Humor!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
Everyone can always go for a little potty humor now and then right? Bathrooms can be a great place for people to showcase their designs and advertisements. The bathroom is the place where you have the viewer’s full attention and can even catch them off guard if it is well thought out. Some may believe the first signs of bathroom entertainment are the writings we find on the walls about who hates who or who stole your best friend’s boyfriend or maybe even the artistic sculptured toilet paper wads on the ceiling or we may go as far to say some people leave their runny art behind for all to view in the form of “spray paint” (if you follow our drift) . Whatever you may find as true art or just as pure disgusting, we all have had a great bathroom story to tell. These next pieces help make those bathroom experiences one step better. So sit back and enjoy the potty (party!). 

Time for a Brazilian!

Nothing like a nice “clean” hand shake!

This takes recycling to a whole new level.

 A very literal ad.

Chilled beer, check. Chilled toilet paper, check.

We thought employees used their hands to work?

Match made in heaven? No, just the bathroom!

Even the ads are getting action.

This advertisement literally puts the ad in your face!

The rules of the bathroom in Japan. 

No ifs, ands, or butts about it! This paper does its job!

Playing a little futbol while peeing.

A clever little birthday cake.

Making men nervous every drop of the way!

It’s all about control. 

This makes us smile!

Sneaky little woman.

These sticky ads are naughty.

Flexibility is key in choosing the right toothbrush.

Believe it or not this ad is for treating sprains at an urgent care.

How did they know??

Yeah that’s right, go back and wash your hands.

Who knew peeing could be such an adventure!

The scary truth. An ad for schizophrenia.

When mice start using your TP you have problems.

Another case for the flexibility of a toothbrush.

One of those ads that makes you go… awesome!

Shit does happen!

Do you even feel clean after using this?

A sign that truly knows how you feel!

Sex Sells

Friday, May 22nd, 2009
Made you look! At least this blog won’t get you fired from your job or give you horrible viruses that you’re too embarrassed to bring in to get fixed. We are sure that everyone can pretty much agree that sex sells. This idea also pertains to the design field. We hate to admit it, but a pretty face on an ugly package might get that one customer to buy that shampoo. Designers try to sell the sexiness with how well the piece is laid out, the typographic treatment, the color pallet, the photo retouch and the overall thought that went into the piece. This does not always work and we have experienced many cases where some people may not care if you spent 2 hours choosing the perfect typeface and point size, but instead want to make sure both set of boobs are showing. These next images showcase just how sex can sell and how far people will go to get people to buy their products. Some are quite clever and funny, while others are just plain wrong. We’re not sure that all of these pieces give us that “sexual healing,” but we’ll let you be the judge of that.

WOW is all we can say! 

Even cartoons are feeling the sexual tension.

Nice and sturdy shelves. 


Make sure to keep them occupied even at an early age.
Ad reads: Never let their toys die. Long Lasting Battery with Energizer.

Don’t be stupid is right. 

Something nice to curl up to on your lonely pathetic nights. 

You have a sick mind!

Nothing to explain. 

Boob scarves! Buy a pair and get one free!

Viagra… keeping both the lights and you turned on!

The Hulk is Hung!.. oh wait pass me a beer.

Yeah… You wish.

Keeping Dad in check.  

Play With Your Food!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
So we all know that our parents always told us “not to play with our food.” Well we’re all grown up now and as designers we decided to dig up our inner child and start playing! People may think that graphic design is all about print and computers, but they are wrong! Design can be found everywhere we turn, even in food. These next images display the many ways that food can be used in the design world. Some images show food in its most natural form, while others show food in a manner we may never have expected to witness. It’s time to keep an open mind and an open appetite. Don’t leave us on an empty stomach… get your fill!

This roll might be stale, but we would never tell it that!

The new wedding tradition: ham and hot dog cakes!

We tend to like our pillows in whole wheat.

This flavor kicks butt!

Just your typical meathead.

This croissant is purrrrfect.
Who needs chocolate and carmel when you have smoothies?

It’s rude to stare!

Fish don’t fly. 

Thanksgiving turkey? or Whole Human? You pick.

Clever sushi to go advertisement!

Three scoops of gerbilness!

Taking sculpting to the next level!

The attack of the fork monster! 

Nothing says clean teeth like the taste of bacon!

Now here’s a game that is both fun and delicious!

Food with attitude! 

We thought the cookie monster only ate cookies? 

A plate that literally wants you to play with your food!

Heinz ketchup in its truest form.

What a good tasting bench.

This hot dog is way too cute to eat!

The All American (Designer) Apple Pie!


Martha is happy to see us!

This flavor is full of sh*t.

Tasty costume!

A very fragile couch!

Dirty Laundry!

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing… spring cleaning! We decided to take some of our favorite shots of “bad clothing” and put them out with the dirty laundry. These next images represent only a small portion of both the cleverness and the badness that goes into the design of clothing. Take a look for yourself and let us know if you would ever be seen wearing any of these items. Remember to always separate the darks from the lights. Enjoy!

Nothing like boosting that ego of yours the minute you jump out of the shower!

Who needs directions when we all know mom does the laundry the best.

This dress is on a mission to “score” at Prom. 

“You might be a redneck if…” you double up your underwear as a tank top.

Everyone loves new doodles by google, but this takes it a step further.

Hazardous gases below!

Designin’ for a cause!

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Us designers just got back from a very fun weekend ending with a celebration to all mothers yesterday. With mothers in mind, we thought of no better way to show our true appreciation than to dedicate this next blog to a great cause, The Fight Against Breast Cancer. We all try to do our part in one way or another, but as designers we too can take part in the fight, putting our skills and talents to good use. These next few pieces are just some of our favorite Breast Cancer designs. Whether it be an advertisement, a t-shirt design, a coffee mug, a logo, a card, a baked good, or simply a photo, art takes on new meaning and brings hope to those fighting against the cause. We hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day! Please feel free to share your own thoughts and designs. “Breast Wishes to all!”

Hell Yeah!

Friday, May 8th, 2009

So it’s Friday and we’re all ready for the weekend… and better yet great weather! This next image sparked that much needed enthusiasm that we were craving. This guy means business and would definitely be someone who knows how to party. He also shows a creative side, which us designers find oddly interesting.  He chose to convey his own sense of art and use himself as the canvas. He is a walking, talking ad for “awesomeness!” With the touch of sunglasses and a mustache all he needs is a cold beverage. Enjoy your Friday and remember that the sun never sets on a badass!

Look Up!

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Creative inspiration is everywhere – why wait for the next design annual? Take a walk around the block and awaken your graphic muse. Watch for old signs, they create a unique history of any city. You can still find hand painted works that span entire buildings. And who can resist a brown bear chugging a beer (or is that honey)?