As both Brendan & Brendan and now as Horse & Cart Agency we’ve put out a lot of great landing pages. Especially the landing pages about ourselves that are total jokes. We like to see who “gets it” and who doesn’t, and show that even though we’re a serious business and agency, that we don’t take ourselves so seriously. It’s important to be able to take a step back and laugh at ourselves and the industry from time to time. We’re not stopping anytime soon, but here’s a collection of our greatest hoaxes.
zenpersand was an April Fool’s joke. Taking on flat design and faux-Buddhist hocus-pocus we decided to play a joke on everyone and call ourselves “the agency formerly known as Brendan & Brendan”. Not many people got it, but it was a treat for those that did get that we were playing around with the concept of agency folk with huge egos and zen lifestyles.
The Boys of Lost Forgotten
On International Goth Day, we decided to celebrate in true goth style. We created a “band,” an “album” and riffed on every goth stereotype we’d ever seen and laughed about. Looks pretty good for a band page too!
Two and a Half Beards
This one happened after CT and digibomb took their sons to Mount Royal. It was a hilarious and fun day where the boys got to be boys and the men hung out. After they took this picture we realized this would make a great premise for the pilot – big men with big beards, taking care of their boys. We created the synopsis for one episode, named the production company “Ampersand Productions” and most people were really into it!
Some designs we’ve seen require no explanation. They’re just terrible. With Josh joining the team, we’ve been using that word a whole lot more, and finding the funniest “derp designs” we decided to create our own fake design agency page. Using the cheesiest techniques we could find, we created… derp designs.
What joke faux-landing pages should we put together next?