Designs that serve their purpose with a tongue-in-cheek.
Sherwood Forlee studied mechanical and aerospace engineering, but decided he would rather be a designer and create things that make people laugh. Thereby deflating the average income of his graduating class. He is now the designer behind the., a small company that sells his humorous products. Sherwood manages to take simple ideas to the next level and creates all sorts of whimsical and ingenious objects.
Like this solution to schoolyard bullies stealing lunches from other kids. Or your coworker eyeballing yours. These anti-theft lunch bags will make a freshly packed lunch look terrible and inedible.
With the Walls Notebook you can take notes, draw and be a street artist at the same time. Walls Notebook is a sketchbook that features pictures of clean New York City walls, waiting to be drawn on by you.
Imagine the look on someones face when they find money in a package and realize it’s fake. Financial Padding is a great and funny alternative to foam padding. Plus, it’s biodegradable.
The Large Pocket Shirt doesn’t need much introduction. It has an enormous patch pocket that can actually fit larger objects. Like an Ipad or a book. And you’ll probably be the only one wearing it. Forlee donates 2% of the purchase of this shirt to the National Endowment for the Arts.
Receipts are generally quite boring. Not these sweet looking ones. They were created for a project called the Design Receipt Project and can help businesses to create a lasting impression with their costumers.
the. is a small company and Sherwood intends to keep it that way. Most products are self-funded and sold in small batches. The company shares a percentage of its online earnings with organizations that make positive differences in the world. Check out the charities the. supports on the individual product pages.
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