Saturday, April 9, 2011
H is for Historically Hardcore
Jenny Burrows and copywriter Matt Kappler during school for their portfolios. Originally they used the logo of a famous museum in their posters, but the famous museum was not impressed. So they went back and removed the famous museum's logo and dropped-in a nifty little placeholder/mock logo and chose to make the posters promote 'Museums' as a generic way to promote all museums equally, including the famous museum that snubbed their incredibly funny and well-done efforts. It is amazing how tortuous and difficult some folks make it to help them out. Any museum that received such a wonderful bit of unexpected support ought to be grateful, not all pissy-bitchy. But hey, it happens. You can read all about the Historically Hardcore Adventure of Jenny & Matt. You can see some of the posters at Design Milk, or go to Web Urbanist. You can make cool things and give them away in support of an ideal, a cause, a community or even a museum and get flat-out rejected. But hey, that's life. Don't let the Acephelic jerks get you down: Go Make More Cool Stuff. Eventually someone will notice what you are up to and who knows where it might lead.