Sunday, September 30, 2007

Kafka Mustang

Kafka. Mustang. Kafka Mustang. It's funny, isn't it? I have no idea why, but I think it's funny. Maybe this photo should be a Zippy cartoon -- where it wouldn't have to have a punchline.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

St. Paul Classic Bike Tour signs

"Original" and "Newer" versions have an overall sameness. When looking at them I wanted something to stand out and be the star of the show. Cooper Black italic. Looks kinda 1970s-ish doesn't it? Cooper Black'll do that for your design. (As always, click on the image for a slightly larger version of the picture.)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Big lenticular lens picture

Looks like a big bottle of beer, only blurry. Now it looks like a bunch of squares. Hey, it is a big bottle of beer!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Is it a donut without a hole?

In an ad for the "Limited Edition" "Simpsons" movie soundtrack on the left, the photo suggests the CD case is a donut with a hole in the middle, doesn't it? I bought one. I was disappointed the designer did not come up with a way to make a hole in the donut.

A hole would have made this CD case 100 percent better.

And to make matters worse, the CD just a bunch of standard movie music by Hans Zimmer. Hans has never struck me as a guy with a sense of humor or a sense of playfulness. Some of his perfectly serviceable scores include: "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Batman Begins," "Da Vinci Code," "The Last Samurai," and "Madagascar."

Yes, I know comedy music doesn't have to be funny music.

I guess Danny Elfman (composer of the "Simpsons" theme) and Alf Clausen ("Simpsons" TV show music) were busy. Our loss.