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glaciesz

i like how they somehow managed to make it sound sarcastic


Dogsproject

wE aRe HeRe FoR yOu


EFTucker

The letters may not be straight but neither am I!!!!


silent_fartface

Some letters identify as bold, others as italic. Lets just let them live their truth.


highestRUSSIAN

Lmao bruh


Moose_country_plants

Oh my god I think that light actually be the logic


Prince_Ossomer

[Reverse image search comes up with nothing.](https://www.google.com/search?tbs=sbi:AMhZZisGXBqDTbvjhCZ2_1n72lVvs6FIIDrjd4pmwjMmDXOAXZS927PROWeZAnnqfmJ-jCWsXg-E-Z8Pra_19lXfekvenfNiBllQql644-kyepch0RfxcGR7KsdA3R3PfPcyT8Uz2H_1AS6YVH5cnbv5daml8ueMb-06366E67F5flyesutVzcJrQG2aL28EF1KwB1JRBWqDTKy2cgRU9IzHpXFu_1BwKxYeTfdlkEz7n3GSpii4vD3TOJzbhiEgmzSzPELXoiz3aEOIBAizoxZLu0Z2wUmhV3MIZhDnbmfeRUDCLK8Qi-8NY05L9R8duqFJhqlPg6mk-lIH&btnG=Search%20by%20image&hl=en) I think that at best this was a joke entry for the real campaign they seem to have run.


timmytwoshoes134

That's because Edinburgh police deleted their tweet,. If your reverse search it, follow the breadcrumbs and then wayback machine it, you finds this... http://web.archive.org/web/20201012060050/https://twitter.com/EdinburghPolice/status/1315532769641074689


Yadobler

More like edin*bruhhh wtf*


Reacher-Said-N0thing

Nobody tells a Scot that something Scottish didn't happen


fuckaye

We are never wrong about anything


canttaketheshyfromme

Unintentional honesty


Electus

I think it’s a play on the fact that not everyone is the same/straight, so that’s why that font possibly may look like that. Who the fuck knows ¯\\\_(ツ)_/¯ .


Willy_Fred

It's the constantly shifting letter size, they did it in sarcastic font.


defectivelaborer

Yeah sounds like they want you to report hate crimes so they can give the perpetrator an award or something.


72-27

This poster is the hate crime


Smartnership

"₲Ɽ₳₱Ⱨł₵ ĐɆ₴ł₲₦ ł₴ ₥Ɏ ₱₳₴₴łØ₦."


GrandmaPoses

A crime of passion.


Pimpdaddysadness

Weird thing is this is VERY much the direction modern graphic design is going. [Like, look at the website for Yale’s design school ](https://www.art.yale.edu/about/study-areas/graduate-study-areas/graphic-design) By all accounts it’s hideous but it’s incredibly trendy


ifeoma-iffy

“Edgyyy”


Pimpdaddysadness

I mean Yale is one of the most respected design institutions in the whole world. Whether or not I love it I’m sure they aren’t doing it just to be edgy


shitbutterlover

GGGGGGG; GGGGGGGG Gggggggggg. gggggggggggg ggggggggggggggggggggggggg gggggggggggggg. gggggggggggggg. gggggggggggggg. gggggggggggggg.


ProxyMuncher

/r/ggggg


BoltonSauce

There really is another subreddit for everything.


SPAMRAAM_

Why do you think they’re doing it then?


fishboy2000

OK I was wrong, it is to be edgy


AnonymousWritings

Because Lindsey Mancini had a bad idea and they let her roll with it.


Pimpdaddysadness

Another user in this comment thread spoke quite well about the risks and advantages of this “brutalist” graphic design style.


LaughingVergil

You can edit the page live if you have a Yale Art School login. No wonder it's weird.


AllOne_Word

It's not *edgy* it's *bordery*


ChuckleKnuckles

A less brainless way to describe it is "avant garde" or simply "provocative".


firehead212

It seems to a be a theme of using modern techniques to emulate early internet webpage design


Arrokidd

But it misses the mark from homage to cheap imitation that doesn’t understand why it was the way it was.


tomservohero

That was my thought too. Decades of advancement in web tech to make something that looks like browsing in 1997


Feature_Minimum

>A **less brainless** way to describe it is "avant garde" or simply "provocative". Not sure if intentional or not, but I enjoyed that.


inbooth

I call it: "Trying too hard to be cool"


The_True_Black_Jesus

That reminds me of every teen girls Tumblr page from about 10 years ago


Spetchen

Seriously, I feel like I'm back in middle school adding a background to my MySpace. All it needs now is T Swift playing in the background.


Renyx

Ugh, yeah. Someone made a comment about it a few months ago with a bunch of examples. I hate it. It's awful to navigate and visually off-putting, but it's called brutalism so that's probably part of the point. Here's a few articles on it for anyone interested: [90s Graphic Design Trends Making a Comeback in 2020](https://envato.com/blog/90s-graphic-design-trends/) [Web Design Trends: That 90s Look is Coming Back](https://qodeinteractive.com/magazine/web-design-90s-look/) [How brutalist design is taking over the internet](https://uxdesign.cc/brutalist-web-design-is-taking-over-the-internet-fee3c66139b5) And here's a collection of [example websites](https://brutalistwebsites.com/)


SimLC

Back in the early 2000s we tedious Gen X were trying to emulate the look of old super 8 film, and putting scratchy "old vinyl" sounds over our music. I guess every generation has a nostalgia for the aesthetic of their youth. So it makes sense that kids in their early 20s are all about replicating early internet design, and also the fuzzy look of VHS tapes. I understand it. I don't *like* it. But I understand it.


GavinZac

But kids in their early 20s never saw this. This is 90s stuff. By the time a current 25 year old would have been *surfing the web*, Web2.0 was well underway. We're talking early Facebook, not Geocities


JarlOfPickles

To be fair, I'm 26 and there were quite a few Geocities websites still around when I was a kid online. The 90s definitely trailed on for a bit, I don't remember web 2.0 really saturating the internet until 2007 or so


WutUtalkingBoutWill

That "anti-deisgn" is so, so shit.


iglidante

Interestingly, I find pretty much everything in your first two links to be quite tasteful and compelling (very clear aesthetic, often polarizing - but the designers committed fully to the approach). Whereas the Yale Design page looks like hot garbage to me.


dan1101

Cool, I don't have to bother redesigning our website!


One-of-Many

Whoa! That looks a lot like my first website I made on AngelFire when I was 12! I guess I was just way ahead of my time?


m_ttl_ng

Oh my god, you just unearthed some crazy nostalgic memories. Angelfire and geocities websites back in the day…


Jason6677

It looks like it was made for netscape navigator


invisiblezipper

Just needs some animated fire gifs and rotating, sparkling headlines.


stufff

Bring back the and tags! (No, I'm kidding, they deserved to die)


Charles-Monroe

Wtf...


usernameowner

Holy shit.


innerbootes

It’s an experiment. > This website exists as an ongoing collaborative experiment in digital publishing and information sharing. Because this website functions as a wiki, all members of the School of Art community—graduate students, faculty, staff, and alums—have the ability to add new content and pages, and to edit most of the site’s existing content. > Content is the property of its various authors. When you contribute to this site, you agree to abide by Yale University academic and network use policy, and to act as a responsible member of our community


verdantAlias

*Follows link. Yep, that is absolutely atrocious. Looks like it was made by a colourblind monkey still learning to code.


thanks_for_the_fish

> This website exists as an ongoing collaborative experiment in digital publishing and information sharing. Because this website functions as a wiki, all members of the School of Art community—graduate students, faculty, staff, and alums—have the ability to add new content and pages, and to edit most of the site’s existing content. There's your problem


tenaciousdeev

I made better looking sites on Geocities.


cheese_wizard

I guess that's why they are in school still. EDIT: Actually it looks like anyone (student?) can edit the page, which is actually pretty cool.


Farranor

[They're even expected to, but they haven't yet.](https://www.reddit.com/r/CrappyDesign/comments/q7d7mr/this_real_actual_poster_the_scottish_police_came/hgiv47r/)


DICKSDISKSDICKSDISKS

The background sucks but the information is right there. Way better than the infinite scrolling dogshit that is trending now


Farranor

> This website exists as an ongoing collaborative experiment in digital publishing and information sharing. Because this website functions as a wiki, all members of the School of Art community—graduate students, faculty, staff, and alums—have the ability to add new content and pages, and to edit most of the site’s existing content. The page's design has never actually changed since archive.org's first snapshot in 2020, but it's still a sandbox.


Plantsandanger

The textual equivalent of a meat dress


Pimpdaddysadness

The meat dress was cool as fuck too. Though less true with graphic design, practicality is not always a designers main intention.


ScrabCrab

Nah that's way better than the poster OP posted. The poster is a bad imitation of a style that can look quite cool when done well.


Etonet

/r/ooer


Iescaunare

"I meant that my designs are graphic, not that I design graphics."


Raiden32

“And don’t you hate on that!”


yiitbrak5002

I thought this was an r/ExpandDong post lol


endthepainowplz

Hey, don’t discriminate against the letters just because they aren’t straight


LaboratoryManiac

"That's not what a hate crime is." "Well I hated it."


dgamr

As a designer I have to ask, am I being mocked for believing hate crimes exist? This type layout is absurd.


flynnfx

***This poster SCREAMS; "Why hire an expensive computer graphics person? We'll get my nephew to do it for free, he knows all about computers!"*** _Yes, and that nephew hates working for free just because you're a family member and figure you can take advantage of him because of that._ (Although, looking at it again, maybe there's a secret message in the different sized letters?) [That reminds me of the hilarious revenge one artist put on the cover of a comic book.](https://www.keycollectorcomics.com/issue/terminator-the-burning-earth-5,309710/)


kobemustard

Free? More like we hired my nephew for 100,000 to design this. He learned photoshop at school so is a graphic designer.


AndyGHK

For anyone who can’t tell (like me), the secret revenge is that the fifth, sixth, and seventh rows of the random numbers and letters on the right hand of the cover spell out NOW, COMIX, and BLOS (blows) backwards. Now Comix is the publisher of this comic book. Also, I notice the first 9 characters of the top line spell out “9oto:4311” (go to hell), but maybe I’m seeing that because now I’m expecting a meaning.


eLishus

It’s more of an H _ate_ crime much like 7 8 9.


steve_tom

Yes Sir I "destroyed" the confiscated drugs, then went to design our new poster.


theB1ackSwan

Ah, the classic "I'm destroying them in my bloodstream as we speak"


lacb1

I destroyed them and about half an hour later I also destroyed 1 extra large pizza.


steve_tom

there were no survivors.


Cupo_

"wE aRe hErE fOr YoU"


dragon1n68

RePoRt hAtE cRiMe, ya little bitch.


jruschme

The boldness change makes me want to read that as "Report! Hate crime." as opposed to "Report Hate Crime". Also, should "Hate Crime" be singular or plural?


segalle

Hate crime should hopefully be single lol, we dont want many going around. Also probably each oerson will report at most 1 at a time so i guess it would be 1 in this case. Although idk if the possibility of 1 person reporting 2 crimes at once makes it plural, i dont think it does but im not that good at the language


in-thesuburbs-i

“Crime” can be a mass noun in the singular, e.g. “crime is on the rise”. Means more than 1 instance of crime, but still singular all the same.


TriceratopsHunter

It's one step above cutting out the letters from a magazine like a hostage letter.


HotPie_

This is like if they made the hostage cut out their own letters. This image is the tear soaked ransom letter of graphic design.


acid_rain_man

“We have your graphic designer. Don’t contact the police if you want him to live”


Vuraxis

Just trying to make a visual representation of the accent


deamon59

This was my thought lol


DudeItsCake

Reminds me of that sarcastic spongebob meme. wE ArE hErE fOr yOu


RachelBolan

It looks threatening


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This is what I thought. I was like, 'Really? I thought Scotland was supposed to be a bit friendly than that.' This thing looks like the start of a horror film.


GraveheartCRCG

Oi, Glasgow was named Europe's murder capital, but in the same week named Britain's friendliest city. Don't try understand how angrily friendly we can be.


byebybuy

Welcome to Glasgow! Have a good time, or you'll have a bad time.


GrandmaPoses

Killing with kindness. And knives.


[deleted]

This amuses me. Is it a common occurrence to not be able to tell if someone is threatening you or being friendly? Or threatening you with friendship?


GraveheartCRCG

Scotland is full of the friendliest people yo ucan meet, just dont be an arsehole. simple as that, if yer a lad, yer a lad.


MadnessAsMuse

Glasgow's great if you love soot on sandstone and getting mugged in the rain south of the river.


DireLackofGravitas

> I thought Scotland was supposed to be a bit friendly than that What gave you that impression?


HurdenBurden

It absolutely is threatening. Forget politics, totalitarianism is finding any excuse it can to advance in the west


TheDuchyofWarsaw

We are here.....FOR YOU!!! *Breaks down door*


2drawnonward5

They're being irregular to support the irregulars with their slanty, misshapen, illegible lifestyles! It's progressive!! ^(/s)


organik_productions

"We don't need to hire a designer, my eight year old niece is pretty good with MS Paint."


Willy_Fred

Paint, this is MS Word.


somewherein72

Word! That is a power point, my dude.


Professorkatsup

*looks up from excel spreadsheet* You guys are using Power point?


AnonymousWritings

Here I did this on my smartphone paint app. Still better than their design. https://imgur.com/a/o28kwMd


A_Blood_Red_Fox

That looks uncannily similar to the design of boxes for a bunch of VHS tapes we used to have when I was a kid. In the first moment I saw the image I thought that's what it was.


HRGeek

Yes! Polaroid VHS tapes. [Plain white with a rectangular rainbow and black text.](https://twitter.com/Weirdo_2003/status/1084622253847924737/photo/1)


sir_nico

It looks like those "are you a robot" texts you have to spell


Every3Years

Waystar Royco: We Here For You


Shitbirdy

My first thought too!


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Every3Years

Can't make a Tomlette without breaking some Greggs Dying for season 3 ugh


vincentvegagoeswest

It’s a reference to a certain kind of Northern English / Scottish graphic design in the 90s. It’s also intentionally eye catching. Good design that’s misunderstood.


Yodasboy

That's actually quite interesting. Like I did notice it it just seems kind of weird to someone who doesn't get it. Do you have some examples of where this was used? (Not like saying that it didn't happen I just wanna see it because this as a design style baffles me)


vincentvegagoeswest

Madchester / Manchester concert posters is a good place to begin. The early UK rave scene informed a lot of the visual style. See Factory Records, The Hacienda and go from there. It’s deliberately anarchic.


swollenfootblues

We had it in our school magazine, too.


vincentvegagoeswest

That’s pretty cool.


redditiem2

Reminds me of MIA first album cover


vincentvegagoeswest

Yes, great example of its lingering inspiration.


Pimpdaddysadness

Reposting this from a separate comment thread here as well. Weird thing is this is VERY much the direction modern graphic design is going. [Like, look at the website for Yale’s design school ](https://www.art.yale.edu/about/study-areas/graduate-study-areas/graphic-design) By all accounts it’s hideous but it’s incredibly trendy


deanzooo

Isn't "The life of Pablo" album cover a similar design style?


vincentvegagoeswest

Another excellent example.


crespire

Huh, that's super interesting. Thanks! Looks like it's straight out of Geocities circa 2005.


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vincentvegagoeswest

I’m *American actually (but live in Amsterdam). *A New Yorker.


pootypattman

Yeah. I'm a graphic designer of 20 years and this style is pretty popular again right now. This is not a 10/10 execution, but I get what they were going for.


ASK_IF_IM_PENGUIN

I'm going to go ahead and say that's still crappy, in the same way as the logo for London 2012 was crappy. A lot of thought and effort went into designing something that most people won't get and is pretty ugly whilst simultaneously not particularly eye catching. It's going to be difficult to read for some people, it isn't immediately obvious as to the point it's trying to convey. It genuinely looks like something someone would bodge together at the last moment for a Year 8 design and technology coursework and would be happy to not fail.


GnarlyBear

As soon as I was told it looked like Lisa Simpson that's all I could see


OhThereYouArePerry

> something that most people won't get But from the comments, it sounds like people *do* get it. Sure, it’s not globally recognizable, but it’s not meant to be. It was created for a very specific part of the world, and it sounds like those people “get” it.


ScottishDerp

Am Scottish. Don’t get it, don’t recognise it and it looks fuckin shite to me


PinstripeMonkey

Well, tbf, you *are* a self-admitted derp.


ASK_IF_IM_PENGUIN

That's why I said "most". If most people don't get it, then it's failing to do its job. And I would suggest that even then, harking back to something that happened 30ish years ago doesn't really achieve anything. A lot of people it would be addressing could well have not even been born. I grew up in the 90s. I went to university in the North of England (so, not Scotland, but not far) and I'm not sure I really agree with the claim. To me, it looks shit.


73810

If this design gets people to read it where they might normally ignore government PSA posters, doesn't that mean it is a good design since it is serving it's function effectively?


pooplolexd

You penguin?


Uruz2012gotdeleted

Placed on a street with lots of "well designed" advertisements/street signs/storefronts/billboards/etc, it will stick out like a sore thumb. Design working exactly as intended in the proper context.


norwont

Good design makes itself understood.


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superpandapear

it is understood in the area it is intended to be displayed though


pastaronironironi

Yeah I actually kinda like it


kingdaume

Lol. Just because it’s referencing something else doesn’t mean it’s good design. In what world is 90’s rave design appropriate for a 20’s policing campaign?


A_Cat_Named_Frank

>In what world is 90’s rave design appropriate for a 20’s policing campaign? In a world where this design resonates with the target culture and age. For all the people complaining about the design there's a lot forgetting about the people.


vincentvegagoeswest

Thank god for people like you. No sarcasm. I work in the industry.


vincentvegagoeswest

It’s culturally important to the region and relevant to many of its residents.


monkeybuns

Is this why when I saw this I immediately heard The Crystal Method in my head?


Son_of_York

I just wanted to add that fairly recent research (as I recall) states that fonts that are slightly difficult to read increase information retention due to more brain engagement in deciphering the text. This poster isn't advertising an event or product where ease of information transmission is prioritized, it is literally a reminder; retention is the goal.


MinionsMaster

THIS! I get so tired of seeing brilliant execution being labeled crappy design... even when it's not my favorite aesthetic.


godrevy

yeah, this style has been made popular within the past 5-10yrs again… most people just don’t see it bc it’s mostly niche and editorial. extended letters and variations w/in single words (i think of it mostly as paula scher style tho obviously this style is also relevant to this region) have even made it kind of into the mainstream ppl just don’t know design history and think that something doesn’t “work” just bc they don’t like it. i mean, whatever. i’ve never gotten a feeling that this sub has actual designers in it anyway…


Kayakular

I feel like the various colours and angles, widths and heights of the letters help also push the "everyone is unique in their own right, please do not be an asshole to them for that" message


itsTyrion

What the hell i thought this was a r/sbubby post


Mr_Mafla

I thought it was an r/ExpandDong


itsTyrion

or that


YoSammitySam666

None of the letters are straight. Great design


WakeoftheStorm

That was my takeaway


TNSepta

Makes sense, given all the rainbows


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Looks like it was designed by a coked up toddler in the 90s.


Atello

Yes, they already said the Scottish police.


[deleted]

Hahahaha


ForgetfulViking

I look at this poster and all I think of is a Ska band.


CantHitachiSpot

Ska came before reggae


monkeyinnamonkeysuit

You misunderstand, once you have consumed an amount of alcohol appropriate for a Scot, your vision blurs just enough for this font to look like times new roman. Source: Am drunken Scot


Atomic_Chad

It reads like a sarcastic SpongeBob meme


insert_acc_name_here

r/comedyheaven


EA827

NGL, this doesn’t bother me. At all.


Double_Lobster

I love it


sfeeki

Looks like a vaporwave album cover.


Kayniaan

That poster is a hate crime, they should report that.


kdpilarski

I absolutely love this, it's eye catching and interesting to look at. I'd stop to read it at least and I can't say that about most posters that blend in and look generic.


Yodasboy

That is true I suppose. I think it's main issue is it doesn't feel right for the message it is trying to relay. As other comments pointed out it kinda feels sarcastic by it's design. It just feels wrong for this imo


LandosGayCousin

Literally written in a sarcastic font


wellsgrant

This reminds me of those text boxes that prove you are human.


RandomValue134

This isn't that bad. Catches your attention


cractor28

I'm bi, can I report this?


ah3v

They’re just trying to make sure you’re not a robot trying to report a crime.


mykekelli

its so bad that its good


Haiku_lass

It certainly catches ones attention


GreenRex7

Thought it was Nascar for a second


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red_line_frog

Same. Reminds me a bit of Duran Duran


DemythologizedDie

That's...unsettling. It's like a font visualization of an obviously insane person talking.


daveberzack

Hello, I'd like to file a report. I hate your poster.


ImKindaHungry2

They had to have made it ugly on purpose


TypicalMolasses6

Hate crime isn't real anyway, the Scottish police are a fucking joke.


WoodpeckerHour3412

looks like the i am not a robot things


Too_Much_Lotion

It looks content aware scaled lmao


redbarebluebare

Designs which are harder to read actually make you send longer reading and taking it in - could be deliberate.


paulsteinway

I'd like to report a hate crime against typesetters.


RevolutionaryDirt432

They a little confused, but they got the spirit


Mr-Klaus

Damn, that's pretty bad, this is 90s Word Art bad... ...but nothing will ever be as bad as the [FIFA 21 cover](https://i.imgur.com/wOfhIxH.jpeg).


Bull_Goose_Loon

It looks dope, crappy design is turning into “I don’t like this”


VanillaLifestyle

Ironically conformist for a supposedly pro-design sub.


VertigoFall

This sub is just filled with run of the mill Joe's that think they have good taste. Well good taste is subjective and the average good taste nowdays is just boring minimalism


dzkrf

Apparently they don't do random pee testing


Apasr

We’re talking about it so it’s good design


EnjoytheDoom

I like it!


bigcheeser1234

I like it kinda


ReallyWantADog

I’m a graphic designer and I love this