Omigawd, I can’t stop laughing. You HAVE to read this hilarious post by David Thorne:
The whole thing is just beyond witty, but I think my favorite lines are:
“I would then travel several months back to warn myself against agreeing to do copious amounts of design work for an old man wielding the business plan equivalent of a retarded child poking itself in the eye…”
“Usually when people don’t ask me to design them a logo, pie charts or website, I, in return, do not ask them to paint my apartment, drive me to the airport, represent me in court or whatever it is they do for a living.”
Oh, and the graphics… can’t forget the graphics, LOL. So perfect.
Obviously, the post isn’t supposed to be politically correct, and it just wouldn’t be as funny if it were.
But amongst the irreverence, there’s this little nugget of truth (in response to the client’s trivialization of the work and request for what amounts to free services):
“Actually, you were asking me to design a logotype which would have taken me a few hours and fifteen years experience.”
Anyone else find this as hysterical as I do?