Intentionally bad, or just bad?

Like most graphic designers, I have many tales of the absurd requests clients have suggested I make to design proposals presented for their approval. This cover does a nice job of making fun of the sorts of things that designers are asked to pay attention to, usually for the wrong reasons: Can we make the logo pop on the newstand; We need to sell this harder, but is the design here poor design or just part of the fun.

Whichever side of that question you come down on, I do love the irony of a thrown-together cover for a magazine issue about how important a role design plays in everyone’s lives.

business week-2013-01-28 the design issue

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  1. This is fantastic! I love it! Thanks for sharing. I can definitely agree. My favorite and the most infamous request is “Make the logo bigger!”

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