That is a fancy way of saying "crazy mushed up text with LOTS OF ALL CAPS! BOLD! I-T-A-L-I-C ! Nnnnnooooo negative space!" on product labels. I made up that bogus design category name, "Hyperbolic Bronnerian," to describe things like the plant stimulant product above. I found this at Home Depot on Sunday. Dr. Bronner's Soap is, of course, the greatest and most insane example of this aesthetic. I think Bragg Amino Acids are another good one. What are your favorite? "Unbalanced neighbor's signs" might be included, as might the rambly emails of mentally disturbed persons who fear black helicopters and alien butt probes. However, I am really looking for commercial products here. Viva Bronner!
Here are some amazing scans of the plant growth stimulant product labels. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven. One is shown below.
For 200 years the U.S. Treasury has maintained a “conscience fund” that accepts repayments from people who have defrauded or stolen from the government. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll describe the history of the fund and some of the more memorable and puzzling contributions it’s received over the years.We’ll also […]
The Drug Stashes subreddit is nothing but photos of people’s impressive recreational drug collections. I don’t know what most of the drugs in these photos are, but they are very nicely packaged.
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the first jazz record ever released, or rather “jass” record. In a New York City recording studio, five white musicians called the Original Dixieland Jass Band recorded the “Livery Stable Blues” backed by the “Dixie Jass One-Step” on a 78 RPM disc. Of course, jazz music was actually […]
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