Punish bad design...
Our daily lives are saturated with advertisements that promote products and services that we are told that we need in order to live the lifestyles that we aspire to. However, advertisement promises are often not kept.
Our consumer voice is rarely heard if things are designed badly or designed to obsolesce to encourage further spending.
What if you were to evaluate the advertisement promises in your life, then de-face the products and services that don’t perform to your expectations? Stick your stickers; let other people know how you feel about the things that surround you.
Where will you stick your stickers? They don’t even have to go on small, techie devices. You may want to stick them on a building, or a bus, or a policeman, or a hamburger; on something you love, or on something you hate.
Will your stickers be a warning to others, a reminder to yourself, or a vent for your frustrations?
Will you be committing a crime or doing a public service when you stick your sticker?
Some of the stickers are blank – so you can write or draw warnings of your own.
To request a sticker set – please email me: email@example.com
Please let me know where you stick your stickers. If you email me a photo of your sticker in context then I will likely include it in the gallery of pictures below.
Too many buttons: "Our office phones have too many buttons, I don't know what most of them even do...!"
Antisocial: "Inter-urinal splashback..."
Obsolete: "I can't play my tapes anymore"
Untrustworthy: "When I turn on the washing machine, I can't leave the kitchen until the cycle starts. It doesn't do anything for ages and I have to wait. I don't know if it's thinking about it, or not, until it starts pumping water into the trays"
Original artwork and stickers produced by Theo Humphries in conspiracy with the Interaction Design Department at The Royal College of Art.
They have been warned…