Clever Illustrations Reveal the Two Kinds of People There Are in the World

Are you the type to cut your sandwich in half or portion it into triangles? What about dog-earring a book page rather than using a bookmark? Depending on your personality, you'll probably have a distinct preference for both those scenarios. The clever Tumblr called 2 Kinds of People is full of these situations that show the simple yet wildly different ways in doing things.

These stylistically-minimal illustrations are the work of a Lisbon-based art director who goes by the Twitter handle @inoffensive. Using bold colors and lines, he creates side-by-side comparisons that simultaneously depict relief and frustration. You might prefer tabbed browsing and keeping your websites contained in one place. Or, you might despise such tabs and want separate windows. It varies from person to person, but one of those choices will probably make you think, “Why would someone do it like that?”

The witty pictures are a light-hearted way of showing that there's really no “correct” way, no matter how right you may think you are.

2 Kinds of People Tumblr
via [Design TAXI]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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