36 responses to “15 Top Graphic Design Limericks for your Amusement”

  1. Sam Van Eman

    Great stuff, Douglas! If you don’t mind, I’ll pass this along to my readers.

  2. nicktalop

    I just love these clever limericks!

  3. Amol Nirmala Waman

    Simply too good! :)

  4. Igor

    Thanks for the laughs, also thanks to Smashing Magazine who tweetered the link.

  5. Web Ideas

    He-he, True about our industry

  6. Sam Van Eman

    I like the “vocation” at handmaid. Interesting word choice, too, for a Catholic site since vocation typically refers to the priesthood.

    I don’t do Catholic marketing. I keep my eye out for good marketing, and poo-poo the bad stuff. And I try to do all of this from a faith perspective.

    I’ve been following your stuff since David Airey posted his hilarious logo design tutorial.
    http://www.logodesignlove.com/best-logo-design-tutorial-ever

    Keep up the good work!

  7. Sam Van Eman

    “I have heard, and agree, there is no such thing as a Catholic, or a Christian, or a Pagan artist – only good or bad art :) I would agree, though one can find a niche that might be very narrow indeed.”

    I hear and agree with both parts of this statement.

    Thanks for the link.

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  9. Krista Hess

    This definitely made my day!

  10. Creative Business Cards

    Very nice rhymes. Many of these tales are oh so familiar to me.

    I too am an Updater hater!

  11. Greg Washington

    I really enjoyed this.

  12. Creative Business Cards

    True :)

    In addition I’m an updater-restarter hater. Mac users probably don’t have that problem, but Windows is killing me with this.

    So many hours of work lost because of this dreaded “feature”.

  13. Douglas Bonneville

    A quick thanks to nicktalop, Amol, and Web Ideas for sharing your thoughts! I think this is the single biggest day for BonFX.com yet – I’m glad it was for a fun post.

    Thanks of course go to Smashing Magazine and other twitterers (sp?) who spread the word.

  14. Nando Bueno

    Remarkable lines.

    Thank you for your music.

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  16. Doug Bonneville

    Update: There is a T-Shirt available of the most popular limerick available at http://CafePress.com/bonfx so check it out!

  17. Doug Bonneville

    I just came across this over at Swiss-Miss (http://www.swiss-miss.com/2009/11/design-limericks-for-your-amusement.html) about my golden verses:

    There once was a Limerick writer,
    Whose poems couldn’t be tighter.
    His ideas were all class,
    Until he tried to pass,
    ‘Browser’ as rhyming with ‘finer’

    But I retorted:

    There once was a dour commenter,
    Whos time could not be better spenter.
    He picked at my verse,
    In a mood that was terse,
    While ignoring his own sloppy meter!

    :)

    All in good humor of course!

  18. brian watkins

    ROTFLOL ’till his knees hurt
    One reader even made a small pee squirt
    He thought for a while
    Then said with a smile
    “What I need is this verse on my T-shirt”

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  20. Dyann Espinosa

    I somehow acquired the Complete Book of Nonsense when I was in grammar school. I loved it and must have read the limericks hundreds of times. I lost it along the way and then as an adult (or at least when I was older) found it in a bookstore and have it to this day.
    Thanks for continuing the fun with your clever new versions!
    Cheers, Dyann

  21. Doug Bonneville

    Hi Dyann. I too came across it in grammar school, during “library time”. I loved the drawings as much, if not more, than the limericks. I found Lear’s irreverent and silly drawings very modern, in a certain sense. I didn’t think people back in the 19th century drew, much less conceived, such silliness. It has crossed my mind to illustrate these, but the to do list is rather long these days!

  22. Shabbir Hussain

    Doug, I Love this:

    There once was client so lame
    He flipped when he saw a wireframe
    “The graphics are sparse,
    And your firm is a farse!”
    But we knew that this man did have no brain.

    Experiencing it everytime I meet a client.

    Shabbir Hussain – http://zahabcreativity.com

  23. Shabbir Hussain

    Doug, I Love this:
    There once was client so lame
    He flipped when he saw a wireframe
    “The graphics are sparse,
    And your firm is a farse!”
    But we knew that this man did have no brain.

    Experiencing it every time I meet a client.

    Shabbir Hussain – Zahab Creativity

  24. The Loft Creative Branding Design

    I enjoyed all of them. Thanks for sharing great Limericks. :)

  25. Michelle

    Very nice rhymes. Many of these tales are oh so familiar to me.

    I too am an Updater hater!

  26. Design babe Brisbane

    can i use some of this ones for a little invitation that im making?

  27. Orth Otic

    I once had a wearer of inserts,
    who would only wear them in short spurts.
    I said “It’s no wonder,
    Your corns are a-thunder,
    You’ll just have to wear boots with your skirts!”

  28. logo design brisbane

    So cool!!

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