LA-based creative studio Laundry has created a series of idents for American TV network FX to promote all The Simpsons episodes ever made being available on the channel. “We are completely infatuated with all things Simpsons. The challenge when branding for a culturally iconic brand like The Simpsons is keeping it recognisable visually but surprising tonally,” explains Laundry.
“We designed and sketched several dozen ways these graphic idents could go. Influences ranged anywhere from Pinterest Simpsons searches to discovering fan art on Instagram,” the studio says. “We came to an agreement with the client that where the drawing style would feel intrinsically Simpsons for brand recognition, the more abstract and weird we could be within that, the more memorable.”
The result is a cornucopia of yellow madness where our favourite characters are warped, stretched and made into blobs with aplomb. The Simpsons characters have become so classic that just the curve of Homer’s bald head or Maggie’s orange dummy is just as communicative as presenting the whole family on screen.
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Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.