April 1, 2018

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Celeste Hylton-James

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Laugh Out Loud with Daniel Spenser

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Life is too short to keep a straight face. When life gets to be too serious or a bit of a bore, we turn to laughter. We turn to satirical entertainment like Adult Swim, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and read The Onion to break our poker faces. If …

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Life is too short to keep a straight face.

When life gets to be too serious or a bit of a bore, we turn to laughter. We turn to satirical entertainment like Adult Swim, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and read The Onion to break our poker faces. If you have tuned to any of these sources I mentioned, there wouldn’t be a doubt that you encountered Daniel Spenser‘s work.

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new york branding sports graphic design company

Spenser studied design and typography in West Chester, New York. Right out of college, he created custom illustrations and motion graphics for The Onion. There he developed a large network of comedians and designers.

“I thought, this is perfect. I get to combine comedy and design. It was like a playground: illustration, layout, and the usual Photoshop compositing, but I got to do custom illustration and motion graphics and animation.”

These days, Spenser is busy designing hero images for Academy Award-winning show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Samatha Bee’s, even making an appearance on Better Call Saul. But it isn’t all fun and games as it might appear to be. In the world of these shows, scripts rely on the news, the work changes constantly, challenging him to think on his toes. Not only does he work for two of today’s favorite comedy shows, he also is one of the founders of a video comedy trope Captain Hippo.

Today enjoy this April Fool’s Day and Easter Sunday with Spenser’s witty designs. Life is too short!

Follow Spenser on Twitter to keep up to date with his latest work!

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new york branding sports graphic design company