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How To Join AIGA …A Parody

September 18, 2010

With apologies to Monty Python's Life of Brian, here's a little parody about how it must be when someone joins AIGA. I acknowledge that this is probably funny only if you're familiar with this scene in Life of Brian. Eh, c'est la vie.

  1. Are you the Association of Professional Designers?
  2. FFAACK off!
  3. What?
  4. We're the Professinoal Association for Design ...you know; the A.I.G.A.
  5. AIGA...professional association for design? That doesn't even make sense. Do these guys even know how acronyms work?
  6. Association of Professional Designers. Gah!
  7. Judith gives him a disgusted look
  8. Judith gives him a disgusted look
  9. Can I ...join your group?
  10. No. Piss off.
  11. I didn't want to be a capitalist. It's only a job. I hate the Republicans as much as anybody!
  12. Sshh sshhhh shhhh
  13. Are you sure?
  14. Dead sure. I hate the Republicans already.
  15. Listen, if you wanted to join the A.I.G.A. you'd have to reeally hate the Republicans
  16. I do -- Oh yeah? How much?
  17. A LOT
  18. dumfounded looks
  19. Right, you're in.
  20. smiles
  21. Listen, the only people we hate more than the Republicans are the fucking Association of Professional Designers.
  22. Yeah! Splitters!
  23. Yeah, and the Interaction Design Association. -- Yeah! Splitters!
  24. Yeah, and the Professional Association for Design. Splitters! -- What?
  25. The Professional Association for Design. Splitters! -- We're the Professional Association for Design!
  26. Oh, I thought we were the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
  27. What ever happened to the American Instisute of Graphic Arts? -- He's over there.
  28. a guy sitting by himself
  29. SPLITTER!
  30. lonely guy has dumbfounded look

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