The Real Barfy Logos of New York

by Sovereign of Spew on April 14, 2011

Barfers, we need to talk. About something important: reality television.

Reality TV is the newest way to make a living doing almost nothing, and you have to love that. How else would you explain the existence of this person?

Or this t-shirt?

This is the heart of the issue. What’s better than coining a catchphrase, then hawking merchandise of said catchphrase? Only saying something stupid and planning to hawk merchandise WITHOUT putting time, energy, or money into the graphic design.

Like this person: Alex McCord of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York. Alex says something stupid in the series’ latest episode. 30 seconds in, she declares fellow housewife Sonja Morgan is a THUG IN A COCKTAIL DRESS:

Luckily, Alex is a graphic designer, so her merch is ready and standing by!

Thug in a Poorly Designed T-Shirt

LORD. It’s a who’s who of bad fonts. What kind of body fits that dress? It’s like Betty Boop with implants. Maybe we can get the thug out of the cocktail dress and into a graphic design class. Just an idea.

Don’t get all aggressive on me, I’M JUST BEING REAL.


Categories: Favorite Bad Logos, Features

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Leonardo Baptista Lopes April 15, 2011

I agree there’s room for improvement in the first shirt, but I don’t get what’s the horrible problem with the second one.

I can see the dress, I can see the semantic reference the different fonts make, the visual pun. Does the dress have to be realistic? Isn’t abstraction the biggest element of graphic design work?


StrangeRover May 4, 2011

Where did you go? Haven’t seen any new posts in a couple of weeks.


Logopox May 7, 2011

Oh no, is this blog dead? Bring it back! Please?


notquitesane May 11, 2011

I second StrangeRover’s comment. Where did you go?


Viceroy of Vomit May 11, 2011

Sorry to leave all your barfers hanging. We’re still alive, just been too busy to keep up the pace we had before. We’re scheming on ways to keep the site flowing.


Edub May 12, 2011

You had to quit with a ridiculously annoying image of Snookie at the top of the page? I’m sick of seeing it every day. BARF!


Viceroy of Vomit May 12, 2011

I’m sorry our free blog we do for no money has offended you :P

And we haven’t quit, just no time to update right now. We’ll be back.

ALSO, learn to use an RSS reader and you won’t have to check the site so often and you’ll get an update when we are updating again.


EWO May 7, 2012

You’ll be back, eh? Just a few days left before that promise is a year old…


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