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Chwast’s Quote: Words of Wisdom from Marty Neumeier

A notable quote from Marty Neumeier, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 104 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last Word, his illustrated column in Print magazine, available from MyDesignShop.com.

The Cutting Humor of Art Director Michael Gross

Designer kids these days. They’ll never experience the toxic aroma of rubber-cement fumes. Or feel the intense drama of an X-Acto knife slicing into their thumb or plunging head-first into their knee. But Michael Gross remembers. In fact, Gross and his National Lampoon co-conspirators immortalized such experiences in a parody of the graphic design...

Stan Mack’s Occupy-the-Fourth-of-July Funnies

It’s 1776 in Philadelphia. Congressional delegates “sweat, swat flies, and argue independence.” They retreat to a tavern and casually dump Jefferson with the job of composing a declaration: “Tom, write us something dignified, yet magical.” Once he’s finished, all the congressmen shout out changes at him: “Drop ‘independent’;” “Why ‘happiness’ instead of ‘property’? What’s...

From A to B

Malcolm Sutherland’s made an awesome little animated journey from point A to point B, laboriously performed by a cacaphony of idiotic little creatures and contraptions who are having a really hard time dealing with it. It’s an adorable exploration of futility. The animation itself is fantastically rendered in its simplicity (created in Toon Boom...

Today's Obsession: Web Meme, He is Risen

You know, the distance from art to the internet’s cornball sense of humor is really not that far. Today, someone plopped Guido Jesus in my Twitter stream, and what’s weird is: he seems derived from Dogma’s Buddy Christ via Jersey Shore. Here’s another couple of images of this guy; no name given. Buddy Christ...

Today's Obsession: Your Little Cold Heart

Are you, like my boyfriend, horrible? If you are, and are also terminally tardy, then you’ll find some use of this assortment of Valentine’s Day gifts made especially for horrible people. First, shown at top, a hand-cast concrete heart with—appropriately—a hollow center. Fill it with diamonds, coal, thorns. Maybe even a real heart! Depends...

Today's Obsession: Reading the Riot Act

Today’s hilarity isn’t specifically design-related, but it is most definitely related to the nasty reactions we all get to badly-received innovations. Sometimes, people just hate what you do because it’s different, it takes them out of their happy place, or just makes them uncomfortable in general. Here we have Mr. Richard Dawkins, well-known evolutionary...