Embracing Ugly

In lieu of manicured goods, consumers are turning to off-putting goods to stand out
Implications - Speaking to consumers who look to stand out, purposely and explicitly unattractive products offer up a way for people to reject the status quo in a clever way. These products are explicit and self-aware of their appearance, and are marketed in a way that play up flaws instead of diminishing them.
SCORE: 6.3
This Year and Warm Top 6 Examples: 74,268 Total Clicks Dec 12 - Sep 13
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Grotesque Mock Meat Purses - Andrea Hasler Puts Designer Brand Names on Ugly Meat Accessories
SCORE: 7.6
V. Hot 41,608 Clicks Pub: Jun 8, 13
Grotesque Mock Meat Purses
Andrea Hasler Puts Designer Brand Names on Ugly Meat Accessories
Andrea Hasler’s ‘Burdens of Excess’ juxtaposes coveted designer brand names with grotesque meat-resembling accessories. Although many people love toting accessories branded with names like... [More]
Poorly Placed Art Blogs - The 'Great Art in Ugly Rooms' Tumblr Puts Famous Paintings in Awful Places
SCORE: 7.6
Hot 9,330 Clicks Pub: Jun 6, 13
Poorly Placed Art Blogs
The 'Great Art in Ugly Rooms' Tumblr Puts Famous Paintings in Awful Places
The ‘Great Art in Ugly Rooms’ Tumblr is a single topic blog that shows famous paintings, sculptures and installations in terrible environments. Art adds a wonderful dimension to interior... [More]
Ugly Christmas Sweater Personalities - The Holiday Sweater Infographic Tells What Your Jumper Means
SCORE: 5.6
Warm 13,009 Clicks Pub: Dec 21, 12
Ugly Christmas Sweater Personalities
The Holiday Sweater Infographic Tells What Your Jumper Means
The ugly Christmas jumper you choose to wear to your holiday themed party says a lot about you, and the Holiday sweater infographic can explain what it all means. Normally when someone hears of an... [More]
Infantile Monster Sculptures - The Lydia Dekker Horrible Sweet Series is Adorably Grotesque
SCORE: 3.8
Warm 4,653 Clicks Pub: Jan 14, 13
Infantile Monster Sculptures
The Lydia Dekker Horrible Sweet Series is Adorably Grotesque
At once adorable and sweet yet gruesome and monstrous, the Lydia Dekker Horrible Sweet sculpture series provokes a confusing mixture of emotions. Artist Lydia Dekker uses soft, sugary sweet colors... [More]
Ugly Christmas-Inspired Sneakers - These 'Ugly Christmas Sweater' Themed Nike SB Dunks are Quirky
SCORE: 5.7
This Year and Warm 3,370 Clicks Pub: Sep 26, 13
Ugly Christmas-Inspired Sneakers
These 'Ugly Christmas Sweater' Themed Nike SB Dunks are Quirky
The holiday season includes spending time with friends and family, drinking egg nog and wearing ugly christmas sweaters; ugly christmas sneakers are now available too. The sneakers are part of a... [More]
Viral Video Holiday Apparel - Get Your Pop Culture Christmas Sweater with the Yolo Sweater
SCORE: 5
Mild 2,298 Clicks Pub: Dec 22, 12
Viral Video Holiday Apparel
Get Your Pop Culture Christmas Sweater with the Yolo Sweater
Get your grandma to knit you the best pop culture Christmas sweater that incorporates only the most memorable memes and viral videos of the year. The Yolo Sweater, brought to you by the Wing... [More]