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Ultimate design failure.
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Subject: This damned sticker.
Sometimes I notice things.  The first time I became aware of this sticker it was in a magazine that published something I'd written.  I don't remember which one, but I remember the sticker.  It was on every second page, it was as if the layout designer paid so much money for it they couldn't bear not to use it.  It was everywhere, and worse, it was always the same.  If you're gonna make something look like a peeling sticker, vary the peeling part, yeah?  Make it look real(er).

But no.

They used it everywhere, and I noticed it.

And then I noticed something else: it was EVERYWHERE.

Posters.  Billboards.

Webpages.

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Think about that incredible creative failure for a moment:

A graphic designer sees a bit of clip art, and likes it.  They create their own or, more likely, find someone else's and copy it, and then they use it.  Maybe the boss wanted it, I don't know, but fuck me.  It's a serious design crutch, and how fucking much sense does it make to make a graphic for a webpage that looks like a peeling paper sticker?

Especially one that's been around for years already.  Geez.

How many times have YOU seen it?
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This post was edited on 2010-02-11, 00:20 by NFG.
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Wow.

Check out this google search.

Apparently too, I'm not the first to notice this.
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From any point of view except a hyper-tight-budget point of view: this trend is quite shit, more so because the idea of a sticker peeling pisses me off, when I stick a sticker on something I want it to fucking stay there - but they never do. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF and so this is consciously thrown into the pit of the many other corners cut by retarded and so-called creative professionals.
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A little humor to lighten the mood of this Ultimate Design Failure!

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