Good Fucking Design Advice

February 24, 2012

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First off, there’s something you all should know about me. And it’s this: I cuss. Every single day. It’s not classy or very lady-like but damn if it doesn’t help me get my point across. So, I considered keeping this title family friendly but everyone in blog land lately has been talking about keeping it real. So this is me keeping it real. I don’t like to haphazardly throw profanity around on the blog but I will use it when I need to. To make a point.

So now that I’ve got my potty mouth fully disclaimed let’s move on.

Last night I went to see the guys from Good Fucking Design Advice speak at AIGA Oklahoma. I almost asked Brian and Jason for a photo but after embarrassing myself in front of Pinterest’s Ben Silbermann I decided to play it cool by saying something lame like “Hey. I’m looking forward to your presentation.” One of the most fascinating part of this presentation was learning that it was these guys’ first!

So Jason and Brian (best friends & business partners) gracefully move through their presentation with back and forth banter about drinking 40s and starting up a company out of their basement. They humorously described the endless amounts of hard work that went into this project and how things just kept going wrong. But the point was that what started as a silly side project became this thing that harbored a lot of passion for these guys. The vision goes way beyond posters and coffee cups.

Good Fucking Design Advice gets a lot of attention for the eff word but it’s so much more than that. Fuck just helps get the point across.

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