It haunts me. It haunts you. It haunts us.


Poor Image Choices

Why did you click on this article? And be honest.

What did you think it was going to be about?

The sole survivor who nears his suicidal decision during the zombie apocalypse?

The opening scene to Whose Line Is It Anyways??

The front cover for a tell-all nonfiction novel about agricultural chaos and environmental abuse?

See how easy it is to misinterpret something?


See What I Mean?

For purposes of demonstrating VISUAL misinterpretation, let’s blame it on the featured header image in today’s blog post. Now the online community offers so much to us individuals, and in this sense, the title “I See Ghosts” refers to the uselessness or triviality of a photo that accompanies a text.

Moving onto (for lack of a better word) some shitty examples found on the web of image accompaniment and textual mayhem, let us glance at the iPhone 6s.


Behold! The New iPhone 6s!

Looks great.

The only thing that’s changed is everything.
— Apple

Oh, come on now. You have to admit it is quite comical to see a kindergartener’s rendition of Apple’s iPhone. Laugh a little bit and be happy that you weren’t sold this product at a young age like all the Generation Z babies.

Apart from the terrible childishness and inaccuracy of the drawing, it is actually a decent start to introducing Apple’s product rather than the monstrosity you are about to see in the following section.


Behold! This Startup Website Published In 2015!

Looks great.

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Oh yeah. Yes. This is an actual website. Wonderfully created using the Microsoft Paint edition from 1853 and first two lines of HTML coding ever known to (wo)mankind. And yes. I’m quite sure you asked yourself the exact same question I did: what the hell am I looking at?

In terms of image relevancy, we can easily conclude that the peculiar conjuring of photons and horribly photographed monument somehow related to something. But what the hell does it relate to? Is this website about cool neon signs or a tourist attraction or an ancient Roman mythology revealed in modern day lingo?

You want my honest response? I have no idea.


Sources

Go ahead and explore these useful links that were referenced throughout the post:

http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/worst-websites-of-2014.html

http://paulgraham.com/

http://www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/official-websites-that-need-to-be-stopped#.xqynbL2Q2

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