Oh boy! It's time to stop taking graphic design so seriously.
All-natural, free-range and gluten-free, Design Funny: A Graphic Designer's Guide to Humor is an entertaining yet practical guide to the lighter side of the design profession. Inside you'll find inspiration, advice and visual gags from comedy juggernauts The Onion, Comedy Central, Funny Or Die, MAD magazine, JibJab, Cheezburger, as well as dozens of top creative agencies, talented freelance designers and professional comedians.
“This book is perfect for design nerds. This book is also perfect for comedy nerds.”
—Emily Flake, Cartoonist, The New Yorker
This book a great! I loved it! It's pack–full of explanations and great visual examples.
Discover how you can use 42 principles of comedy to transform your visual communication from ho-hum to ha-ha. Find out what your client or boss needs to hear in order to buy into your funny ideas. Learn astonishing facts about design and humor theory from science, psychology and history. Did you know the first dirty cartoon appeared over 10,000 years ago?
300 WITTY IMAGES
175 CONTRIBUTING DESIGNERS
42 WAYS TO DESIGN FUNNY
10 QUIZZES TO REVEAL YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR
6 SERIOUS REASONS TO PITCH FUNNY
*May contain trace amounts of bullshit.
Design Funny: A Graphic Designer's Guide to Humor
Retail price: $27.99, 224 pages, 8" x 8", paperback
By Heather Bradley (HeatherBradley.com and DesignFunny.com)
For sale on Amazon.com, mydesignshop.com, bn.com and in bookstores nationwide.
Heather Bradley is a designer, illustrator, writer and educator. She is the former Creative Director of The Cheezburger Network. Her work has appeared on Funny Or Die, Comedy Central Mobile and Memebase, as well as publications commissioned by Penguin and Primedia. She is currently at Razorfish in Seattle.
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