How To Make Prank Signs Look Like They're Corporate

This nifty Instructable teaches you how to mimic the look and feel of corporate branding so you can create signs and images that blend in better. With a a digital camera and some photo editing software and skills and your creative brain you’ll be keeping “on message” like the pros. Even if your message is that we should all quit our jobs and run naked through fields of broccoli.

Look Like Your Enemy: Create signs that confuse, astound and parody! [Instructables via Stay Free! Daily]


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  1. darkclawsofchaos says:

    sounds good

  2. yahonza says:

    Thanks for covering this important consumer issue.

  3. LiC says:

    At last, the instruction manual I’ve been waiting my entire student career for.

  4. King of the Wild Frontier says:

    “Goldman Dance Studio”! Ha! Finally, something from Instructables that I can use.

  5. pestie says:

    “a a digital camera?” So, do I need one or two digital cameras, then?

  6. timmus says:

    I’m all for this if it can be used to address big-business wrongdoing and bad corporate behavior.

    On a related note, several years ago a guy named Richard Ankrom placed his own freeway sign at an interchange since it was poorly signposted. The authorities got pissed off, but they decided to inspect it and leave it since it was just what was needed: []

  7. Nytmare says:

    If you don’t want anyone to read your sign, that’s a great design to utilize.

  8. ceejeemcbeegee is not here says:

    @timmus: I remember that, and yes, only LA natives knew that the 5N freeway was even there before his “prank.”

    The dearth of LA transplants thank him.

  9. Sasquatch says:

    A friend of mine wanted to do something like this. He wanted to print up a big sign reading “Future site of Super Wal-Mart” and put it in the Boston Common.