For a technical writer Safety should never be a laughing matter… but then I am also a human being and a designer, and so there always is room for humour in my life. And that’s ok. One of my favourite design communities Threadless is currently hosting a competition, because we have all been there. We have looked at these safety cards with dubious instructions on them that look anything but safe or sometimes make no sense at all.
The design challenge is ending soon, and here are some of my personal favourites so far:
Inflight safety card
We’ve probably all been there at one point.
How to survive a…
We’ve probably all been there at one point. No? Well, I have. In a dream. And it was a T-Rex that somehow managed to squeeze himself into an apartment finding me hiding under a bathroom sink. If only I had a good safety card.
This one isn’t really a safety card as such, since I am sure my cat cannot read or decipher this message, but the drawings are really good.
How to keep your job
This one is definitely funny AND useful too.