What if a corporation created the STOP sign?

I have often remarked that the stop sign is a lesson in simple, direct copywriting and design.

But what if the creation of the stop sign were directed by a corporate marketing department?

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8 Responses to “What if a corporation created the STOP sign?”

  1. mandy on August 12th, 2009 5:17 pm

    this is CLASSIC! love it.

  2. Kris on August 13th, 2009 12:26 am

    Now you all know how i feel as a Designer.
    Love it!

  3. Charles on August 13th, 2009 9:07 pm

    Too funny and way too real. I have seen these people at work myself.

  4. joe k of beyond fallen on August 28th, 2009 10:55 am

    This is awesome, sadly that’s the way my life is every day.

  5. Mark Selfe on August 29th, 2009 5:10 pm

    Excellent! this needs to be played at the beginning of every creative briefing. This is a perfect example of the way the majority corporate America deals with ‘directing’ design. My only criticism is that this is clearly mislabeled (ironically) as this is not the way an ad agency or a creative design studio would answer the brief, but it is the way most clients try and ‘direct’ an agency or creative group.

    Generally, design by democracy will create, nothing but a compromise solution or, at best, mediocrity. As my old boss used to say the client ultimately “Gets the design solution they deserve.”

  6. Lloyd Lemons on November 10th, 2009 5:23 pm

    I’m not a designer, but I am a commercial writer, and I just finished a project with a marketing department just like this. OMG! (At least I think I’m finished!?)

  7. Dean Rieck on November 10th, 2009 5:37 pm

    We’ve all been there. And we have the scars to prove it.

  8. Bay on April 7th, 2011 9:19 pm

    What if the “creative class” had to show a profit and deal with someone besides themselves?

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