Don’t Date Graphic Designers; Here’s Why (Part 3)
After looking over the blog,Â â50 Reasons Not to Date a Graphic Designerâ by a woman named Silvia, I decided I had to elaborate. In parts 1 and 2 I elaborated on a few of Silviaâs justified statements, but there are a few that I didnât think were fair, allow me to elaborate.
âThey drink and eat all kinds of weird s&*# just because they like the packaging.â
This isnât wholly true. Do I eat weird stuff? Yes I do. Do I admire excellent product packaging? Why, yes. Yes I do, but I donât eat weird stuff just because of it! Thatâs crazy talk!
âThey will fill your house with magazines and whatever is out there that has drawings.â
This one may be true, but it depends on the living arrangements. I am a pack rat by nature and nurture; both my folks have little odds and ends, posters, books, and other insignificant pieces of crap laying around in the garage, so I was doomed with the same fate. Fortunately for me though, my wife is a compulsive thrower-awayer, (yeah, I just did that.) and I couldnât collect much without getting it past her watchful eye and painfully watching her throw it out, so Iâve gotten over that one a little bit. Not all graphic designers may be as fortunate as me though; Iâd say to Silvia, she needed to kick her old man in the butt, and throw out some junk.
âThey take pictures almost daily and all are cut in weird shapes.âAnother fallicy.â¨ I leave all my pictures neatly in rectangle shapes, thank you very much!
âThey hate Comic Sans with the same passion they love Helvetica.â¨â
Iâm on the fence about this one, because it can vary from designer to designer. Yes, itâs common knowledge that Comic Sans is a crappy, over used, font that can pigeon hole any design in a hurry; and yes, Helvetica is an awesome font that looks good on almost anything. These are both so commonly accepted opinions that theyâre nearly facts, but there are far worse fonts than Comic Sans. I mean seriously, has anyone seen Papyrus lately. Thatâs my personal pet peeve font, so I think this one is a little bit off, but I may be alone on this one. (If Chris Costello, the designer of Papyrus, reads this blog-do know kind sir, that the rest of your work is nice, I just hate your font. Keep up the good work sir!)
âThey buy dolls unfinished for them to paint.â
No we donât! Thatâs weird, and we donât all read comics either!
âYou wake up in the middle of the night hearing them screaming, âWhen is the deadline?ââ
This is another false statement that in no way reflects all graphic designers. She was dating a procrastinator, and you know what they say about procrastination? Itâs your brainâs way of telling you your plan sucks-back to the drawing board.
âThey are very weird people.â
Of course graphic designers are weird, but thatâs no reason not to date one! If that weirdness helps us pay the bills, then so be it! Iâd venture to say thereâs got to be other job fields filled with weirder people. Iâm going out on a limb here, but maybe morticians, paleontologists, and odor testers? Has anyone seen Mike Roweâs Dirty Jobs on Discovery? That showâs full of weird people-far more weird than graphic designers, Iâd think, but hey thatâs just me.
That just about does it for the comprehensive dating guide to suitors of graphic designers.
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