Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Typographic Expression of Anger

Last week FedEx failed to deliver my ISTD submission from Australia to London. They had my package in their store all week and failed to notify me that it had not been sent! So, along with a letter of complaint, they will receive the box (which never got sent) covered with hand-drawn type expressing my anger. Typomania at its worst!


10 comments:

Mark Pilon said...

That is funny. Sorry to hear about that. I have to say out of all the shipping companies FEDEX has pissed me off the least the least. UPS has the shifty hidden customs charges, and DHL just doesn't care. Out of 120 paintings delivered over the years FEDEX only broke glass twice, not bad.

Anonymous said...

that, my friend, is a thing of beauty. too bad the baboons at fedex will never appreciate your efforts; inside the box, or out.


long live futura

David said...

Brilliant - I suggest you enter this as your iSTD submission - let's call it 'response graphics'.

Anonymous said...

hey hey lady!

do you miss your box now??

FedEx blows.

you know who this is yeah? IP me.

x

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!!

I won't be trusting FedEx with parcels.

Dawn said...

I really love this...Your package is a work of art!

You have a great blog...

Dawn
dblogala.typepad.com

ProblemWithCaring said...

Now, if only anyone at FedEx was literate....

'member the "Pop Copy" sketch on The Chappelle show?

Same Thing....

Anonymous said...

Ma'am, I work at the FedEx World Hub in Memphis, TN, where every single box passes through. I'd like apologize that something happened to your package, and assure you that FedEx certainly does care! I'm going to make sure the executives see this. We transfer millions of packages a night, and each one is to pass through our hands in two seconds or less. We ship everything imaginable, so some of the boxes weigh hundreds of pounds … try putting that in the container in two seconds. It’s very labor intensive work at breakneck speed, and honest to God, we really make every effort to make sure every single package makes it to its destination on time (I have the bruises to prove it). We don’t always know what’s in it. Sometimes it’s a body part for transplant, sometimes it’s flowers for a girl’s wedding or a mother’s funeral, a child’s chemo, live animals, a soldier’s belongings coming home from Iraq. We know that whatever is in the package is important to YOU. We DO care. Rest assured the executives will hear there may be an issue in Australia.

Your box is a beautiful work of art. I'm glad you photographed it and posted it here, because on the slide, we'd glance at it, say, "Oh, isn't that pretty?" and in two seconds, it would be in the container ready to go on the plane. We wouldn't have time to read it. I'll tell the bigwigs, I promise. Please accept my apologies on behalf of FedEx.

Anonymous said...

that is absolutely amazing!

Marco Moreira said...

Very nice idea and concept. I made a box inspired in your box. If you have time, go to my blog to see it.
http://magelstudio.com.br/2009/04/13/scketch-box