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Wicked Witticism Prints

Mr. Phomer's 'Tips on Posters' are Wry and Dry

— March 10, 2012 — Pop Culture
Self described "Connoisseur of All Things Cool," Mr. Phomer has put together a collection of 'Tips on Posters,' combining sharp design with coy wit. For example, in a poke at the excesses of certain artists, he prefaces one rather quizzical and abstract design with the statement, "This means nothing."

Another poster prominently displays a banner to which one's eyes are naturally and easily drawn. The text reads, "Keep Going." Despite the smart-alecky tone, this is not to say that Mr. Phomer's creations are snarky and conceited; rather, Tips on Posters play with one's expectations to an amusing effect. They are not laugh-out-loud hilarious -- they're not meant to be -- but they will put a smirk on one's face.

In many ways, Tips on Posters are the graphic design equivalent of a smirk: coy and wry.
Trend Themes
1. Wicked Witticism Designs - Incorporating clever humor in design to create a unique and eye-catching aesthetic that sets a brand apart.
2. Minimalistic Abstract Poster Art - Creating art that is open for interpretation by using abstract, minimalist visuals that are both intriguing and thought-provoking.
3. Interactive Advertising - Designing ads that engage the viewer and subvert their expectations, ultimately leading to increased brand engagement and recognition.
Industry Implications
1. Graphic Design - Using humor in designs or exploring the use of abstraction creates unique visual experiences that can be utilized across a variety of industries.
2. Art - Developing minimalistic artwork along with witty one-liners as a unique selling point could open up new revenue streams and audiences for artists.
3. Advertising - Thinking outside the box when it comes to advertising in order to create campaigns that leave a memorable and positive impression on the consumer.
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