Bad Helvetica/Monkey See, Monkey Do.

I’ve already done my 3 assignments, but Bree did this one and I thought it was hilarious– so I had to do it too.

The assignment‘s called “Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect, And Write Something In Helvetica.”

Not much question about what to do there.


I’m dying over here.

Bad Helvetica Picture

The instructions for this assignment were pretty straightforward. “That’s it. Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect And Write Something In Helvetica”. That’s verbatim.

I started out with picking my picture. The whole “Bad Photo” thing is incredibly subjective. After thumbing through some pictures I took of a nearly empty trail mix bag, I wasn’t loving its appearance on film. I eventually scrapped the whole idea and went with a picture of me in High School instead (don’t worry, it’s still bad). Then I used this online photo editor by the name of BeFunky. I uploaded my photo from the desktop, then sat, indecisive, staring at the vintage filters until finally making a commitment to “Vintage Filter 1”, and then I added some text, Helvetica of course.


That’s me, in Español class.

Bad Helvetica Picture (On DS106)