Saturday, June 01, 2024

Praise the lord and pass the flowers and ammunition


This is an idea I had years ago for a funny business name. Artie helped me bring it to life. I posted it on but I didn't list it under Guns and Roses. I called it Blooms and Booms. Because I bet you dollars to doughnuts that if I had used Guns and Roses as a key phrase for people to search for the intellectual property police would have been kicking down my virtual door squealing like a stuck defunct hard rock band pig.

Let's see how long it takes before they find it and take it down.  So what if they are "Guns N' Roses" and this isn't a real business we are talking about. It's a friggin' t-shirt. I toyed with just calling it Blooms and Booms, but it loses the joke.

Humor is serious business. 

Which reminds me of a joke and magic store that used to be located on First Avenue in Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle at least 35 years ago. I don't even remember what it was called, but they had an old reader board in the window that read "Our Business is Funny Business."  It just triggered an idea for another non-existent business logo.  I plugged it into Art AI and here's an example of what I got (un-touched up so you have an idea what I work with when I have Artie help me with designs).

I told Artie to develop a logo for a practical joke and trick store called, "Jokes on you --Practical Jokes and Tricks" with a slogan under it that reads "Our business is funny business." Then I asked to use an image of fake wind-up chattering teeth. Artie doesn't understand wind-up toys very well and tends to create things out of a steampunk nightmare. I kind of like this one, but notice the weird inability to take type exactly as I give it.  

I spend a great deal of time redoing type. But hey, it is still a far cry from Googling images and stitching them together in Photoshop. 

I'll let you know how the final design turns out.

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