Their employer will say something like, “Oh I’d like that bit to be red” and then they’d have the audacity to make it not red and then complain when they get an email asking if they can try with it being red.
With that said though, they do often get some pretty weird requests that they’re more or less forced into obliging with. For me, I made a really nice poster for a local football school and was then asked to change the bullet points into little footballs. It looked awful, but I had to do it.
For whoever made this poster, they were clearly asked “Can we use the heads of the players as the O’s in the word ‘Count’?” and being tired and probably hungry, the designer just went “yeah f*ck it alright”.
It looks bad.
The Red Warriors basketball team for the RedWire University Athletic Association of the Philippines championship were the victims in all of this though, as they all had their heads emblazoned on posters that said “Make it c*nt”.
You need to see it to believe it…
I’m going to be 100% honest here and admit that I don’t know an awful lot about the Philippines. I know the country is somewhere in Asia and I think it’s a collection of islands, but that’s just about it. I’m going to assume that Filipino is the first language, for obvious reasons, and that English is probably second.
With that in mind, as an adult, one of the first things you choose to learn from another language it how they swear, so I’m going out on a limb here and saying that the people of the Philippines have familiarised themselves with the word ‘c*nt’, with a U instead of an asterisk.
What were they thinking?!
On the plus side – for them, not us because it’s funny – they decided to change a few things around on the poster…
What’s weirdest for me is that Dodo Suerte’s name has changed to Rey Suerte…
Images via Red Warriors
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down. You can contact Alfie at [email protected]Follow