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'Super Happy Times' Leaves Receipients Feeling Less Stellar

By: Jason Soy - Published: Aug 30, 2011 • References: jordan-metcalf and designlov
With a title like 'Super Happy Times,' these kooky greeting cards were either expected to be ridiculously enthusiastic or entirely ironic -- fortunately, it's the latter. Drawn by the ever-talented Jordan Metcalf, these graphic gifts are sure to leave their recipients in a chuckle fest with lines like "Happy Birthday or whatever" and images of cycloptic '80s dads.

What I admire most about these 'Super Happy Times' cards though is the zany cartoon characters which adorn the fronts of each card. The oblong proportions of the characters and their sometimes gruesome depictions really speaks to the inner child in me.

Implications - Consumers often buy humorous products because they feel it's an added incentive in comparison to a generic version of the item. Corporations may entice consumers into buying their wares over their competitors' by injecting humorous motifs into the overall design of their products.