Charts About Brunch Tell a Painful Truth

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Brunch used to be just a fun way to consolidate two meals while nursing a hangover. Now, it’s clearly become an exercise in humans’ tolerance for each other, and is responsible for things like “bruncher’s remorse” and “tip guilt.”

Michelle Rial of The Bold Italic knows this, and has created Hand-Crafted Charts About Brunch — a handy series that shows us a few ways in which the meal in-between breakfast and lunch has become intolerable.

Now, where’s my overpriced Bloody Mary and designer omelette? Waitress!!

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[link, via designtaxi]

Artist Creates Fake Coffee Brands That We Wish Existed

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Disposable coffee cups have become quite the canvas for inspired art. Now, Russian illustrator Illarion Gordon takes coffee cup art to another level, creating fictitious coffee brands, while toying with our caffeine-addicted minds.

Coffee shops such as Coffee Time and Atomic Coffee will surely have us skipping the little green mermaid. As long as they provide our soy lattes… can’t live without those.

See more of Gordon’s work over at Instagram.

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[link, via designtaxi]

Cereal Critters, A Series That Imagines Cereal Mascots As Action Figures

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If you grew up –like most — hooked on the kiddie crack that is kids’ breakfast cereal, then you probably consider cereal mascots your breakfast heroes. Unfortunately, after all these years, Frankenberry and Quisp were never given the honor of being encapsulated in a blister bubble.

Artist Phil Postma wants to change all of that, by providing a visual of what a cereal mascot would look like if packaged as an action figure. Cereal Critters is a series of illustrations provided by Postma, with our favorite breakfast spokesmen nestled safe in their bubble packaging.

Which cereal mascot would you want to play with first? Or, would you immediately want to form some sort of justice league with all of the cereal monsters?

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[link, via technabob]

Our Dietary Choices in Hilarious Chart Form

vegan_v2Whether your dietary restrictions are due to legitimate health issues, or are voluntary choices made so that you’ll have something to talk about at parties — the reasons can often be quite hilarious. Except if it’s to avoid diarrhea… that’s serious.

Michelle Rial of the Bold Italic thinks so, and has created Dietary Restrictions to help break down a few diets that are all the rage.

And, if you’re not sure which diet you should try… the answer is always hummus. gluten_v2 dietary_1200_v4 disclaimer[link, via designtaxi]

Homer Simpson Wine

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Although, wine might be a little too high-brow for Homer Simpson, designers Constantin Bolimond and Dmitry Patsukevich brings us a Simpsons-inspired wine.

Claiming to have been created 25 years ago “as an experiment to make people speculate as to what’s actually in the wine bottle,” the design is inspired by the minimalist style of Mondrian.

Whether there’s an actual wine in the bottle is up for debate… although we think the bottle copy is a cryptic message that simply refers to the television series itself. All design and no wine makes Homer something, something.

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[link, via Gizmodo]