This collection of extremely poorly-designed volume-control user interfaces (UI) is curated with tongue very firmly in cheek. It’s a hilarious a conceit curated with a sense of humor. Yet it underscores an important point of design practice. The design of human-computer and user-centric interfaces is important. It has consequences for
“Don’t surf!” We found this message scrawled into the layer of road dust caked onto the rear window of a surfer’s SUV. There should be a word for this: “Dirty-car graffiti,” “car-dust graffiti.” Something like that. It’s definitely a form of “reverse graffiti,” where the rendering of the message or
Art can do many things. It can provoke, teach, offend, inform, comfort, inspire, scare, stimulate and bond us. Street art, can possibly do even more things. Its public nature — in “the streets” — gives it more reach and exposure to a much larger, broader audience than most of the
On the surface, the sentiment seems straightforward, sensible and pleasantly righteous enough: “Stop making stupid people famous.” That sounds like a great idea. After almost two decades of Hiltons, Kardashians, a Richie, assorted “House Wives of …” and bearded redneck dynasties AND Honey Boo Boo, as well as countless reality
WWKT? What would Kanye think? We’ve recently been seeing a lot of these wheat-pasted WWKT posters around town. The one pictured here was on construction hoarding along Abbott Kinney Blvd. in Venice, in Los Angeles. The question is In the vein of “What would Jesus do?” In this case, it’s
Some campers at the Carpinteria Beach campground near Santa Barbara, California decked out their camper with some funny, inventive Halloween decorations, including some fake human limbs sticking out from under the hood of the RV, suggesting a dead body poorly hidden inside.
“BusinessTown” is a brilliant take on contemporary Silicon Valley business culture through the lens and style of the late children’s book author and illustrator Richard Scarry.
College Humor makes a particularly salient and amusing point about our ever-thinly-sliced attention spans and our consumption of content on the Interwebs. Point taken.
This short video titled “This is a Generic Brand Video” was created entirely from stock video to go with the words of Kendra Eash’s clever and funny McSweeney’s Internet Tendency piece of the same title. It’s an amusing, masterful break down of advertising semiotics and visual style. This Is a
Last weekend this chest of drawers was left out on the sidewalk at the corner of Mulberry and Prince streets in Nolita, near SoHo, in New York City. Somebody who had been partying too much the night before got creative and wrote “Last night I got so f*cked up that
The collection of embarrassing, funny and weird activity captured on Google’s Street View keeps growing. So long as Google keeps sending its cars out into the world to photograph its streets, a wide variety of funny and unsavory human activity — from dudes playing samurai swordsmen to people caught in
Here’s a hilarious and totally awesome corporate holiday video produced in 1982 by global ad agency Ogilvy & Mather. It’s soooooooo eighties!!! (Or Williamsburg circa 2013, take your pick.)