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!
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.
Here begins a series of posts so nauseating, so barf-inducing, so unbelievably vile that, for your health and ours, we are afraid to even post it. But post we must. Please enjoy the first of at least five (yes, five) volumes of Barfy By Design – terrible logos from companies using one of the most empty and meaningless name cliches out there: “by Design.”
Serious enough to form an LLC, not serious enough to use a unique name.
Can you spy the basketball in this logo? How ’bout the bowling ball?
If you stop imagining those people on the thought bubble, they will die.
Trust your custom designs to the business with the extremely generic logo!
Smiles by Design. Why SHOULD a smile come naturally, anyway?
AVERT YOUR EYES
“Graphic design with a message.” That’s not a joke, that’s their tagline. Ugh.
I think that usually happens by chance.
Well, they botched the logo, but I’m sure they can handle a $30,000 home remodeling budget.
OH MAN! IT HAS TWO MEANINGS! CRAZY!
Our slogan does not apply to us.
Dark dork? Dork Dark. Fear Lord Dork Dark, whose heart is full of blackness.
Logo style: Barrel of Monkeys.
Our liability is limited, but our tolerance of rainbows is limitless!
I’m going to be honest, we saved this one a while ago and I have no idea what’s going on here.
Whomever you’re quoting is very succinct.
Okay, this is a report or something, I think, not a company, but still….yeesh. Legibility fail.
Very reserved choices.
Zoooooooom! Quick, add another text style!
Be Stylish. Be You. BeAAAAARRRRRFFFFFFFF.
Fly fishing logo. Yup, totally seeing that.
My soup tastes like confetti.
Dis shit is motherfucking ELEGANT, b. Word.
Indeed it does.
And one normally creates architecture by…accident?
I Believe that your logo is making me barf right now, that’s what I believe.
All of my weird little companies wrapped up into one barftacular logo!
Hey, teach? I’m confused. Is the Staging by Design, or is the Staging Training by Design, or are we learning Staging Training by Design by Design?
A first glance I had hoped this one was some kind of act of vandalism…at second glance, I threw up in my mouth. Bonus points for needlessly italicizing every single word in the sign that’s not part of the name.