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Calling All Art Critics

A post of randomness.  Random posts.  That’s what happens when Jeff is in Canada + I’m in the United States.








Like a bagel without cream cheese.  Like a prom without a disco ball.  Like an old folks home without the canned peaches + jello. 







Anyways, this post is to hear what you guys have to say.  I found this poster at a thrift store in Calgary.  I found it extremely delightful.


All graphic design geeks, come forth!!!  Stand behind me!  How great is that font?!  How tongue in cheek!  Classics, fine print?!  Bwa ha ha ha ha haaa!!!  Oh, 11th-grade-early-1970’s-English-literature-classroom-poster, how witty thou art!!!!!!  I do declare!!!  Jeff was like, “Bleh.”.  He did not get the irony OR appreciate the vintage font!  I was like, “You just don’t get it.”.  And then I put on this smug face:









I mean, how great would this poster look in a house with white walls, simple, clean, modern furniture + eclectic tchotchkes?

Yes, Yes!!!!



INSTEAD, Jeff has been hanging on to this visual monstrosity:


AAAAAAH!!!!!  Nantucket Hell!!!!  My eyes!!!  They burn!!!  Someone take it away, quickly!!!  Away, you offensive demon!!!!  Sorry for the bad picture quality, but it doesn’t matter because nothing could make this print more appealing.  Why have you been spending money on storing this ugly print that I hate with a fiery passion, Jeff???  “To sell”, was his response.  To who???   Who on God’s green earth is going to buy this stupid lobster scene???  Only some old dude from the east coast who is probably really cheap + probably wouldn’t spend more than $15 dollars for it at a garage sale, that’s who!  Might as well give it to the thrift store cuz it’s wasting space!  Sell it to this guy!




What say you folks???  Graphic poster or lobster boats???

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. yo, you know I vote for the graphic poster. Sorry Jeffrey.

    May 16, 2012
    • Ha ha!!!! I knew you would love the poster! Thanks A! Straight from an ex-graphic designer! I win!

      May 18, 2012
  2. This makes me laugh…because I love pink and I’m an English major the first one really speaks to me. But when I scrolled down to the second one, I got this overpowering wave of nostalgia/homesickness for the East Coast, so I’m putting it in my imaginary Nova Scotia beach cottage, above the stone fireplace. 🙂

    May 16, 2012
    • Jeff will be very happy to hear of your approval, michelle!!!!

      May 18, 2012
  3. Lizzzzzzz #

    Good find on the poster, Shelli – It’s really “Now”! Your smug face is pretty awesome too – I want to see this in person!

    May 16, 2012
    • I use my smug face on Jeff allllll the time!!!! Thanks for the vote on the poster – I admire your visual taste, Liz!

      May 18, 2012
  4. Karen Tustanoff #

    Actually I opened my closet last week and found the Nantucket lobster scene had made its way mysteriously into my life. There were however some fantastic Haida pieces as well that are now gracing my walls. No sense keeping that stuff hidden when someone can enjoy right? Jeff came over last week when I was away and was probably ringing his hands at the sight.

    June 21, 2012
    • Yuck! I know! I’m so sorry that piece of abomination is taking up space in your house!!! I have plans for that painting to quietly disappear…….Mwahahahha!!!

      June 22, 2012

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