Bad Graphic Design Puns For Designer In-Jokes

Bad Graphic Design Puns For Designer In-Jokes

Spending hours labouring over an InDesign template can feel like thankless work, especially when your team of oh-so-gifted writers don't understand the concept of a word limit. But at least while you're shedding bitter tears for butchered layouts, these design puns will give you something else to groan about.

The cards are the work of Sarah Heffernen, who compiled all the bad design puns — visual and otherwise — into this series of (beautifully laid-out) cards. Everyone who has ever set foot inside Photoshop should get the crop jokes, but some of the others may be a little more of a stretch.

My favourites are below, or the full collection is over on Behance. [Sarah Heffernen via Ultralinx]

Bad Graphic Design Puns For Designer In-Jokes
Bad Graphic Design Puns For Designer In-Jokes
Bad Graphic Design Puns For Designer In-Jokes
Bad Graphic Design Puns For Designer In-Jokes

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    The first one was probably the easiest to get. I have no idea about the rest >.< Here I was thinking Helvetica was just something relating the the Gauls.

      If the space between the 'r' and the 'n' isn't correct, it looks like the letter 'm'.

      I'm still trying to work out if I've missed something with the last one, beyond bad kerning making the aesthetically erudite irritated.

        Oh i just realised Helvetica is a font. And I had to guess the Kerning one, I had no idea before hand so I couldn't assume I had the right to laugh. ha ha *hesitantly*

    as someone who has to deal with this sort of thing everyday from clients who think they can save some money and do the design work for me...... gold

    gunna put these up in the office

    There were some better ones in the link itself, like the "Common Sense / Comic Sans" one. "Get with the times, new roman" and "Crop it like it's hot" were also stand outs in my mind.

    Another designer... my favourite:

    "Just because you think you can use Photoshop, doesn't mean you should"

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