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You Know You're a Graphic Designer When...

you have bags under your eyes so big you'd have to check them in at Heathrow Airport

you watch the Superbowl just for the commercials

you can spot bad typography from 100 yds away

you are pro-facebook because 95% of the myspace accounts burn your retinas

you can name more than 200 fonts in under five minutes

you are completely immune to subliminal advertising

you look upon a well-designed project with either sympathy or extreme jealousy

your hand is permanently stuck in the shape of a mouse

you tell stories of exacto-knife inflicted wounds with grizzled sort of pride

you practically take caffeine intravenously

you have an appreciation for everything unique

you've been spending three days non-stop on a project and it still looks like shit You find yourself overcome by Deathlust

you find your pulse increase at the sight of a lovely ligature, glasses steam up when an unusually elegant arm, leg, or tail comes in view, and a well-kerned paragraph is apt to make you break into a sweat with excitement

you buy a CD or DVD for the artwork, even if you have no idea what the actual music or film is like (even worse, you don't actually watch or listen to it, just stare at it for hours and hug it in adoration)

you look at the clock and see it's about midnight and think 'I'll go to bed now' and you actually go to bed about 2-3am

you need someone else to point out that you're sitting in a room in front of the computer with all the lights off, and haven't noticed

you know what "kerning" is and you really, really like it

you wear two [ke] [rn] pins on your bag, and only you know what the mean To others its probably a band of sorts

uou forget the boy-wonder and the man of steel; your heroes have names like 'Tibor Kalman', 'Stefan Sagmeister', 'Paul Rand', and 'Paula Scher'

you don't wear black to look cool, you wear it to hide the gauche

you have a thing for chairs you don't know why

you giggle whenever you use the colors F0CCED, EFF0FF and 44DDDD

you’re in the sun and you look around for a Drop Shadow to sit under

you give your relatives a lecture about color spaces and profiles when you email them your vacation photos

you seeing someone use Lens Flare or Comic Sans adversely affects your blood-pressure

you maintain a grid system for your refrigerator magnets

you organize your CD collection according to the Pantone chart

you sit at work for eight hours straight just looking at your monitor, waiting for a spark of inspiration that doesn't come

you're up 'til 5am because you came up with the best idea ever while brushing your teeth

the hottest dream you ever had was "Trace contour Find Edges Pinch Extrude Smudge Stick Motion Blur Sprayed Strokes"

you know Lorem Ipsum by heart

your kid knows Lorem Ipsum by heart

the preschool teacher complains your child won't color inside or outside the lines – only indicate colors on a separate sheet

activating your entire font collection makes your computer crash

you deliberately butcher your perfectly cross browser compatible site in IE by placing a “Too Cool for IE” banner on it

you prefer a Layer Style of 50% Opacity (or less) on your wife’s Satin

you spend $200 on a font for your personal website because "it's the only one where the lower-case "g" is just right

yooking at a menu make you go "hmmm, ITC Baskerville italic" rather than "mmmm, lunch!

and when you finally order, you go for Layer Based Slices with Grain Texture

you use words about fonts you dislike that other normal people reserve for fascist dictators and serial killers

apple+Z is the first thing that goes through your mind if you drop and break something

you refer to colleagues as Strict, Transitional, Loose and the Future Unemployed

you refer to your privates as "the Magic Wand"

you know that rivers are more than just water

your best friends are all employees at the local print shop

the only people who seem to know what you do for a living are other Graphic Designers (ex: Graphic Design? What's that? You'll never be able to make a living being an
artist!)

kerning and leading on your shopping list actually matters to you, and you don't see a problem with that

several South American economies suffer noticeably any time you try to give up coffee, or even cut your consumption of it by half

you know that "bleeding" doesn't hurt

when your significant other/ friends have threatened to never speak to you again if you point out one more font to them

when you know the difference between fuchsia, magenta, and maroon

if you could go back in time you wouldn't go back to see the rise and fall of civilizations, you'd go back in time to destroy comic sans and papyrus

deciding on the right crop doesn't involve a choice between corn or wheat

you've considered naming your children things like 'Kern', 'Pica', 'Bézier', and 'Serif'

you can understand everything on this list

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