Friday, December 21, 2007

Wacky Warning Labels

M-Law is a group of concerned citizen's in Michigan who are out to stop lawsuit abuse and want to restore common sense to our court system. Each year they host a Wacky Warning Label award with $500 going to the winner. This year's winner goes to Kevin Soave of Farmington Hills, Michigan who submitted the "Avoid Death" label above.

Other entries include an iron-on transfer that instructs not to iron while wearing shirt and a letter opener requiring safety goggles as recommended equipment.

It's unfortunate that good design and packaging is ultimately spoiled by these required and unnecessary labels. Perhaps it is an opportunity for the design community to work with lawyers to create good design solutions. Maybe even wipe out lawsuit abuse altogether.

©2007 David Scott | Cosmic: Graphic Design & Branding

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