10 Famous Works of Art (with client feedback)
Posted Monday, 13 July 2009 by Peter Alexander in Design
If you’re a designer, you’ve probably had to deal with lots of annoying client feedback throughout your career. Let’s face it, a lot of clients have no idea what good work looks like. In fact, I reckon that if the average client was presented with classics of Western art, they’d probably still try to offer up some constructive criticism. And it might look something like this...
10 - Mona LisaClient feedback:
We think it would help communicate our superior customer service if we make her a call-center employee, so please give her one of those headsets. Further to that, since she's just helped a customer solve their problem, why isn't she smiling?
9 - The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind Client feedback:
of Someone Living
We love this! So profound, and it really makes you think. But just a couple thoughts: Instead of a shark, can we make it a couple of rabbits? And instead of being dead, let's make them alive. And throw some grass in there so they can frolic.
8 - The ScreamClient feedback:
From his expression, it's not totally clear he's screaming. We showed it to one of our HR girls and she said "It looks like he's really tired and having a yawn." So let's add a voice bubble with text that reads "Nooooooo!" (for the text, use Comic Sans).
7 - Venus de MiloClient feedback:
Is this even finished? And we'll have to check with legal and get back to you about the nipples.
6 - The Last SupperClient feedback:
Our customers are both men and women, from a wide variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, and we feel this doesn't quite reflect that. As such, please adjust your choice of models to include one MILF-type with a baby stroller (young, urban mothers are one of our biggest demographics), a man in coveralls with a hardhat, an Asian (doesn't matter what type), and a Native American. Oh, and make that long haired metal dude in the middle black.
5 - The Kiss Client feedback:
We have two words for this: Not hot. Let's see some skin. Try another revision, with her in a red lace bra and thong.
4 - Ceiling of the Sistine ChapelClient feedback:
We appreciate your hard work and dedication as you worked on this these last four years. Unfortunately we only budgeted 20 hours of design for this project. So we'll have to ask that 35,043 hours of your work be pro bono.
3 - Guernica Client feedback:
We like the direction you're going with this sketch, but we thought you were presenting finished mock-ups today.
2 - The ThinkerClient feedback:
We want to improve conversions by making things more interactive. So please add a poll question to this, with the following text:
What's he thinking about?
a) Who's going to win "So You Think You Can Dance"
b) Where he left his pants
c) Whether there's any more toilet paper
d) God that Venus chick's got an amazing rack - wonder what line I could use to pick her up?
1 - Andy Warhol's Campbell Soup 1, 1968Client feedback:
Make the logo bigger.
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