Make ’em laugh: 11 humorous uses of graphic design

Maya Lekach

The tools that we use to create graphic design have the distinct capability to construct a false version of reality. While this used to be a privilege mostly for the cinema, new technologies have opened up the possibilities for other new realities. And it can make these alternate realities damn realistic! What with recent internet trends, many of these tools — like Illustrator and especially Photoshop, are being mined for their potential to incite a quick laugh or dose of shock from the viewers of their end products. Here are some of our favorites:

Celebrities as ‘Normal People’

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Cosmarxpolitan

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Fonts and Their Dogs

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What if Lara Croft was a Dude…

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Ramones vs. Misfits Pie Charts

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Posters for Fake Movies from Seinfeld

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Lips for Eyes

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Hipster Angela Merkel

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The Kitten Covers

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Sargeant Trekker’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

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Brides Throwing Cats Instead of Bouquets

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What is your favorite piece of graphic design humor from the web?

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