April Fools Awards 2011

April 1, 2011
0 April Fools Awards 2011

Presenting the Bests of April 1st. Ben Leivian, Ward Andrews and I scoured the interwebs for some of this year's first-class, top-notch, A+, April first web-foolery.

Best Use of Fonts

Google changes standard font to Comic Sans.

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Best Use of Lens Flare (a runner-up for Best Use of Fonts)

Dudlik Design

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Best Job Listing

Job Listing: Google Autocompleter

Best Technological Advance

Gmail Motion: Beta

Best New Products

From ThinkGeek

Angry Birds Pork Rinds

The Shirt Plate

Apple Store Playset

Lightsaber Popsicles

The Minecraft Nether Portal

Best New Music

Lonely Island

We're not sure if this is in fact a joke, but we pray it's not. Set to drop 5/10 peeps.

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Best Rebrand

Forty’s rebranding of IBM:

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Best Website Updates reintroduced frames and your favorite 90s television.

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Youtube 1911 changes videos into their original market style, silent films

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Tumblr is running out of post ID numbers, so they've come up with a great fix...

Design, april, fools pruchased and to open the blog world to the underrepresented pet user market.

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LinkedIn introduces new People You may Know:

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Best Animation

Tia Quits Pixar

Best Sports Moment

The Onion reports “Dribbling Carmelo Anthony Demands Ball.”

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Best Sweepstakes

Win the Daft Punk helmet over at Volpin Props

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Best New Fragrance

Burka by Daniel Burka

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Best New Games

Happy Owls from HootSuite

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Angry Nerds from Atlassian

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Presenting the DDO Swimsuit Edition

Burka via @Kevinrose, Linked In via @conrey

Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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