Beautiful, Corny Type

fonts_125There’s nothing inherently funny about type. But illustrator Andy Smth, who’s put his skills to work for the likes of Sony, Penguin books and Cadbury, decided a melding of corny one-liners and type might make for some fine prints, books and coasters. Inspiration struck when he was creating the cover for a children’s joke book for MacMillan. The resulting work is the focus of a solo show at the Bristol Soma Gallery in England.

As he told Creative Review,

“Flicking through all these cheesy puns and one liners, it occurred to me that they’d make great prints – I really like the way they are very sharp and succinct in their delivery and how they play with words,” he says.

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