Grandma Move House

The name, the hideous typography, the 80’s design elements, (there’s even a smiley face), the sheer fucking cost of tricking up this melangeration of worsts, not a cent of which seem seem to have been paid to an actual graphic designer. Or maybe it was? No I can’t see anyone using that font. All these elements perturbed WAtching’s fork flogging brow. And I’m not even 100% sure it is a furniture removal company. Grandma move house? Are grandmas your demographic or your workforce? Wayne, please drop us a comment about your services. Glad to give you a plug if you can shed some light on the design chain – from bare truck to…to this.

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80 Responses to Grandma Move House

  1. Bento says:

    The ‘household’ objects being moved are particularly outre. The fridge appears to be quite modern, but they’re also keeping their vintage CRT screens, some movie film and clapper, and … erm … the Chrysler Building.


    • WAtching says:

      Exactly. A CRT showing the test pattern. An old “Acid House ” prop. The “Jetsons” fridge. The removalists moving a childs rendition of a house?

      Without doubt the worst graphic design I have ever seen, and it would have cost a packet. Every time I see it all I can think is “money laundering.”


  2. earthred says:

    That’s no CRT! Early Mac? Stylewriter? Perhaps it’s Waynel J Fox moving back to the future.


    • rolly says:

      Undoubtedly a return to the past: Gumby men as removalists.
      It looks like it might have been extracted from a 1970s cinema poster for a B-grade cheapie.
      Unbelievably horrible.
      Wayne,…….get a brain.


  3. David Cohen says:

    I like the orange.


  4. Shreiking Wombat says:

    It’s obvious isn’t it? xxxxxx xxxxxxx

    Can people please consider their comments carefully. TLA


  5. Jaidyn-Jaxxon says:

    I dare someone to call Wayne. Nat Fan I don’t see why not.


  6. Shreiking Wombat says:

    Absolutely xxxxx xxxx shoving xxxxx.


  7. Jaidyn-Jaxxon says:

    All in all a fucking horrible van, it’s difficult to imagine having that turn up to remove your house and not having a crippling ‘oh dear’ experience, and god damn what the hell is going on with these scandalously graphic shower photos? Anyone got a link?


  8. rolly says:

    Funny thing: Live Pages puts the address pointer close to Brian Burke Reserve / Celebration Park in Balga.
    No wonder there’s no address advertised and no fixed phone line to provide location.
    Grannies/Grandads beware!


  9. I’m wondering if we’re looking at an example of “Nephew with graphics package disease”?


  10. Bag O'Turnips says:

    I wonder if that van serves as a Time Machine to 1982? Is it the prototype commercial vehicle De Lorean never got around to manufacturing, hiding beneath a Mitsubishi mule?


  11. Hugh Jass says:

    That has got to be WORD ART from MS Office 2000.

    I’m surprised there are no animated GIF’s on the side of that truck.

    Maybe geocities helped design the artwork?


  12. grandma says:

    This is my GRANDSON”S truck….. So tell me what, “nerd or Geek” goes around our suburbs looking for unusual and strange “things” and thinks it’s so cool and funny, at someone’s else’s expense. You are a sad bunch of lonely twats!!!!!

    PS yes my GRANDSON’S GRAPHIC DESIGN SKILL is poor but he earns a F##K load more money than you will ever see in your life time!!! Not you Greg. CHEERS


  13. Jon says:

    I think you’ve all got it wrong. This truck is a masterpiece -it just goes on giving in a way that only great art can. There is so much here I can’t stop looking at it. “Grandma move House” is that a comment or an order? And why does grandma have to move house? It’s pitiful that at her age she has to suffer the indignity of having her worldly goods placed out on tiles that are deliberately highly polished with the intent to cause her to fall and break a hip. As if this wasn’t enough – I can’t believe that no one else has commented on the series of rectangular alien craft zoning in from the East. Are they coming for granny or for Wayne? The use of perspective, light, colour what can I say? The artist has taken a quantum leap from the established safety of text book design and has created a work reminiscent of Don van Vliet, Boulet or Yamashta.


  14. JaneZ says:

    I think it’s fucking fab. As a worst. But fab.

    Actually I am just replying to see if you really are moderating comments, or just the swear words.

    fucking, poo, crap, cunt. Which reminds me of a surely worst and surely vanished graffiti near the old Hyde Park. Poo Bum Dick you can all Get Fucked.


  15. Bento says:

    Mrs Bento and I may be moving house soon (fare thee well, Juliet balcony). Mrs Bento has had the audacity to suggest my strong desire to engage the services of Grandma Move House is (gasp) perhaps not based on appropriate considerations.

    Even though our possesions include no CRT screens, clapper boards, nor the Chrysler Building, I feel certain Wayne is the best man for the job.


  16. Mez says:

    blip po peep pop boo pop bee pop
    brliiiiiiiiiiing brliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing
    brliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing brliiiii…

    Wayne[picks up phone] : hello?

    Mez: Hi, Wayne?

    W: No, its Wayne… who’s this?

    M: yeh hi Wayne I was just ringing to see if you could move my Grandma!

    W: … its 11 o’clock at night mate!

    M: cool, no rush, we could do it in the morning

    W: ah… you want to move what?

    M: Grandma

    W: her whole house?

    M: no, just her

    W: her what?

    M: her…… person

    W: look mate I think you’ve got the wrong numbe..

    Cheryl [in the background]: who’s that? is that Mum?

    W: No its just…

    C: tell her we can come to lunch on Sunday but Axl has lacrosse in the morning so we cant bring a salad

    W: its not..

    M: I can bring a plate


    C: Tell him to bring a potato salad

    W: umm…

    M: cream or mayonaisse?

    C: mayonaisse

    M: cool, see you then


  17. Natalia Fan #1 says:

    This just in from one of my correspondents:

    There must be an unofficial contesst going on between removalists over who can have the worst graphics on their van. I saw a moving van yesterday with a cartoon picture on the side of two removalists straining to lift a couch with a fat blonde woman sitting on it accompanied by the slogan “if it has to be moved we’ll move it”. It hardly matches the aleatory beauty of Grandma’s Moving House or whatever it was, but it was a bit out there nonetheless!


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  19. The Legend 101 says:

    Yeah agreed, Goodbye Grandma and her little cozy cottage LOL.


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  21. MM says:

    This xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx! The van is even worse in real life! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxagain!


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