Yes, I’m a little bit late getting to this one, but to be fair, I was in Seattle when the 2011 Survey came out. In fact, I probably never would have come across it had someone not noted my interest in Joshua Goldman (re: Joshua Goldman’s guest column in the DP, “My ‘Birthwrong’ experience”) and forwarded me this sample of his other work.
To be clear, I’m not here to pick on Joshua Goldman – I’m here to pick on whoever came up with these (though ‘whoever came up with these’ could very easily be Joshua Goldman):
I trust that I don’t have to explain what’s wrong with what you just saw (hint: it’s not the topic, or even the content), but if you can’t figure it out, ask the most nonjudgmental friend you have (i.e. not me) for some more help. I think my favorite part is that the filename for that first graph is ‘sex-toys-try2.jpg’, which means someone made it, realized he fucked up, went back and fixed it, and still ended up creating the Josh Goldman column* of graphic design.
*OK, I guess this is here to pick on Joshua Goldman.
Finally, in the spirit of the Beacon’s latest viral hit, I wanted to share one more survey tidbit:
I feel like those numbers could have been ordered better to maximize impact.
And that makes three posts in a row I’ve tagged ‘sex’.