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Unfortunate design

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by PCLoadLetter, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

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  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Great with Belvedere vodka.
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    We reflected on this a bit today at work. I would argue that it fails even if the grapefruit was displayed as a three-quarters image, simply because the "RAPEFRUIT" text just jumps out at you. There are lots of examples where designers try to sub photos for letters in a type display and damned near all of them fail in some fashion.

    There was an ad that ran every year in the Washington Post for a D.C. Jazz Fest event and it used the Washington Monument in place of the "a" in Jazz. Yep, it always read as "Jizz Fest" to me.
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    YGBFKM Guest

    What is Crapefruit?
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    If "rapefruit" doesn't enter the SJ lexicon, this place is full of fail.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Instead of making some gratefruit Crystal Light, we'll now make rapefruit Crystal Light.

    And good point, Ygster.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The e-version of Crapfruit.
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    When Rapefruit is inevitable, lay back and enjoy it.
  9. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    Stop rapefruit ... consent.
  10. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Great with:

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  11. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    A delicious addition to any breakfast, of course.
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member



    "Rapefruit, murder, arson, rapefruit."

    "You said rapefruit twice."

    "I like rapefruit."
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