Marginal Thinking Graphic Illustration @ Studio Franco Design. Berkshire. U.K.

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Pandora's Disaster Management Kit: Just when you thought nothing could get much worse, somebody decides to . . .

What is “Marginal Thinking”, you may ask.

"And well you may.

“I AM asking!”
“And WELL you may . . .”

”Whether you are going to get any sort of response that amounts to a rational explanation is a horse of a different color.
Or, half of one and six dozen of the other.
Or, compounding an argument with the phrase “literally figurative” added into the sentence. .

Marginal Thinking is a ‘visual pun’ or, a visualization of a literal pun or - a visual interpretation of transposed terms, words or letters.

‘Last of the Mohicans’ becomes The Last of The Mohair Coons.

‘Butter up The Boss’ becomes Butt Hair up The Boss.

And the ’Lesser of Two Evils’ becomes the Lessor of Two Evils.

The Trick is in How You Twist an Explanation

It is easy to accept the concept of a ‘Department of Theoretical Physics’.
But the idea of a ‘ Theoretical  Department of Physics???’ opens up a whole new vista of possibilities and ideas.
To Wit:  No one has ever SEEN the Department on the University campus.
Nor knows personally, anyone who attends lectures there.

And, while there are countless papers and journals written by the various lecturing Professors - no one has ACTUALLY SEEN, much less met one of them.

The Departments' existence can be ‘INFERRED’ from the Pay-Roll data that shows that staff receive salaries, and the security access records show that the Professors log in and out of the Campus.

Further evidence is SUGGESTED by the student registration data that shows that students ARE ON the campus attending lectures at the Department.

I will leave the rest to you to build upon.

Useless Information that May Come in Handy at a Party:
"Etaoin Shrdlu" is the approximate order of frequency of the 12 most commonly used letters in the English language.
A combination of letters set by running a finger down the first, and then the second left-hand vertical banks of six keys of a Linotype machine, to produce a temporary marking slug, not intended to appear in the final printing.
BUT DID - OFTEN ENOUGH - TO ENTER THE MAIN-STREAM CONCIOUSNESS  when there were type-setting machines.

Nowadays we just have billions of bozo's who cannot spell or form a proper grammatical sentence of typed characters. . .

Evn tho there fones have spel chequers and a build in dick shinnery. Witch it a pears they kannot ewe's.

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robot hand with alarm clock, dusts of time, fruit fly on banana

Time Flies Like an Arrow - But

Visual "word-play" with serious implications

Turning Down Sex

It Works Both Ways

You'll come around . . .

Radioactive wasteland

Most Voted on Instagram

Death. Destruction. Divine Intervention.
It's "The Sodom and Gomorrah Show"

Load World - Run World

Let Me Control a Planet's Oxygen Supply

And I will not care who makes the rules!

Schrödinger’s Cat's Revenge

Schrödinger’s Cat's Revenge

When your experiment becomes an experience!

Schrodinger’s Shop

At Schrödinger’s Shop?

The surprise shopping experience.

Think Outside The Box

Box Conundrum Solved

When you have to CHANGE the Design Brief

Just Love Surprises

Don't You Just Love Surprises?

"Yoo-Hoo! I can make you Famous"

Termination Letter with The PERFECT Letterhead

Termination Letter

With the PERFECT Letterhead

Drawing Card Lucky 13

Drawing Card Lucky 13

Just before I shot the Sheriff
Adapted from a work by Caleb Kuhl

Teddy Bear Goes to War

Teddy Bear Goes to War

The secret life of plush toy dashboard
ornaments - if you do not watch them

The Lessor of Two Evils

The Lessor of Two Evils

The Devil is clearer in hind-sight

Best no design quote

Oh - Design! Wherefore Art Thou?

There is no design like "No Design"

Last Homicidal Maniac

Last Chance. . . .

That guy from "Riders on The Storm" song
by The Doors

Polly Wants A Crack-Whore

Polly Wants A Crack-Whore

Teach your parrot well

Major Partners of Company

The Major Partners . . .

Of large Ad agencies $ law firms

Brasso Logo Parody

When I Decline Money Offered...

At that price I would rather sit on The Beach.

End of Argument HTML

The Beginning and End Of . . .

When you want to DECLINE the Brief

Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box

A modern-day interpretation
Elements = Countless
Personal indulgence

Give a Man a Fish

A Life-Time's Supply

"Yoo-Hoo! I can make you Famous"
Another modern-day interpretation
Elements = Countless
Personal indulgence

'Etaoin Shrdlu' Revolution Poster

'Etaoin Shrdlu' Revolution Poster

Overthrow the government of your choice!
"Mobs that are law-less and left wing fa-na-tics
Lu-na-tic frin-gers who build bombs in at-tics
Is-lam-ic zea-lots de-mand time on TV
These are just some of my Favorite Things . . ."
(From Julie Andrews' "Favorite Things" 1965)

Really Screw in The Light

Really Screw in The Light

When you want to make a point.

Get your Message Across

Sell It With A Bang

When you absolutely, positively have to get your message out . . .

Vodacom is a Joke

Bulleting My Mobile Provider

Vodacom marketing SA is a Fuck-Up

Fun logos,Mobil oil logo parody

Mobil Oil Logo Parody

In case you did not know. Now you Know

Designablity Infographic

Designablity Infographic

A handy reminder for every design profession

The Fat Lady Sings


Richard Wagner's 'Fat Lady' legacy lives on.
From "Der Ring des Nibelungen"

Cubed Planet Earth

How Much Would it Cost . . .

To place a satellite into a square orbit?

R2D2 and C3PO

The Peak of A.I. Learning?

R2D2 and C3PO at the "fumble stage"

Pact with The Devil

Bad Goes Worse From Here...

Ahh. The details in the Sanity Clause

New Year 2023 in a Box

Really? . . .

New Year 2023 in a Box?

Microsoft Exert

Sometimes MicroSoft >>

Programmed Frustration in A Box

Moreno Franco's Endless, Untarnished Credentials


Axolotl potrzbie for Chicano Shrdlu. 
New! Improved oobin glit gleebin broof


All Veeble-fetzer - bolbing with wun slicke chick,  Wanda Furple!

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