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Brightwurks Debuts 'Here's to the Crazy Ones' Letterpress Poster for Charity [Update: Pulled]

The team at Brightwurks took some time away from developing useful web-apps to create this unique piece of artwork. The letterpress poster contains a stylized version of the text from Apple's famous Think Different ad. The poster is 10" x 26" and printed on 100% cotton, handmade Arches 140# paper.
Like so many, we've been deeply inspired by this quote. With the recent passing of Steve Jobs, we decided to create something that could hang in the office, commemorating an innovator and challenging us daily to "think different".
Brightwurks promises that 100% of the profits from the poster will be donated to the Acumen Fund, which "exists to end worldwide poverty by investing in sustainable entrepreneurial projects and breakthrough ideas."


The poster is available for a limited time, $95 + $10 shipping unframed, or $195 + $25 shipping framed.

Orders will be shipped the week of December 12, but can only be shipped to addresses within the United States.

Update: Brightwurks has discontinued sales of the poster, saying "we have been asked (kindly) not to sell the poster any longer. So sorry for the inconvenience, thanks for all the incredible support."

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37 months ago
This poster is neither a misfit nor a rebel. It looks exactly like every designer's font-masturbation first-attempt poster.
Rating: 49 Votes
37 months ago
Maybe I'm missing something, but since there is a quotation sign at the beginning, shouldn't there be one at the end? :confused: Or is it just there to symbolize that its a quote?
Rating: 24 Votes
37 months ago
...way too many fonts and styles used. The poster layout is completely opposite of what Steve valued.
Rating: 20 Votes
37 months ago

This poster is neither a misfit nor a rebel. It looks exactly like every designer's font-masturbation first-attempt poster.


My initial reaction on seeing the poster was positive - but then I realized that's purely because the underlying quote is excellent. A moment longer to think, and you're absolutely right. The visual is amateur and uninspired, and it doesn't do the quote justice.
Rating: 18 Votes
37 months ago
The only way I ever want to experience this quote is the audio recording of Jobs himself saying it.
Rating: 18 Votes
37 months ago
:eek: $95 for 10 x 26. Holly small poster.

Right click, print picture, :rolleyes:
Rating: 10 Votes
37 months ago
Along with the horrid typography, the quote mark and Steve Jobs' name at the bottom give the impression that he wrote this - which he did not (though he did provide input).
Rating: 9 Votes
36 months ago

As much as I respect your credentials, you don't need a doctorate to have good taste. This is tacky, and I don't need to explain why, nor does anyone in this thread.

In all honesty, I've been using image manipulation software and enjoying art since I was 12, but again, credentials are meaningless here.


Saying that you don't like it or find it tacky are personal judgements and opinions that everyone is entitled to have and share with the the same weight and respect.

I only meant the criticisms towards those who would assign empirical judgements about the quality of the typography, particularly those calling it "template" or "lazy". I would hazard a guess that none of those people have spent much time typesetting to make such reckless and erroneous judgements without qualification.

My apologies to any and all who felt I was saying "I am a professional designer, therefore my taste is more important than yours". I didn't mean that at all. There is no accounting for taste. We like what we like, and don't have to justify it to anyone, I agree.
Rating: 6 Votes
36 months ago
"An unmatched left quote creates an unresolved tension that will stay with you all day.
Rating: 6 Votes
36 months ago

Having spent nearly 20 years as a designer and Creative Director, I can say definitively that the one constant is the cattiness of designers. "I could do that better," seems to be the tagline of the designer world, where ego is everything and the worry of being proved wrong is non-existant, because what we do is completely subjective.


Sorry to go off topic, but I love to tell people this joke:
How many designers does it take to changes a light bulb? Twelve. One designer to do it and eleven more to stand around and say, "I could have done a better job."
;)
Rating: 6 Votes

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