As a graphic designer I often find myself browsing stock photography sites to find that perfect image for use in a project, or for references when illustrating. I inevitably come across awful, hilarious and often utterly unusable stock images, so much so that I started posting my “Stock Photo Of The Day” on Twitter. If you’re one of the billions out there who doesn’t follow me, here’s a round up of my “favourites”.
Let’s do business – DIGITALLY!
I don’t know about you, but this is how I create all my websites.
This guy clearly means business.
This is how we all design, right?
I’m honestly surprised that I’ve not seen this highly useable image more often.
“Hmm… we need some kind of visual representation of overcoming – beating, if you will, a crisis. Oh, and we need to incorporate a sheep-man in a suit as well!”
He’s a big fan.
“OK guys, we need an image to represent teamwork in a subtle and classy way.”
“Let me just work on my SEO plan… yes, yes this is great! Now I’ll just change to my spare pair of glasses…”
A Valentine’s day special.
I think it means top banana.
I’d hire him.
Business woman pointing gun at goldfish, standard.
Have you encountered (or even had to use) any terrible stock photos? Post your worst in the comments below or tweet us!