Coyote v. Acme


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I was lucky enough to get a copy of Pentagram’s holiday card in the mail, which this year took the form of an elaborately detailed legal brief called “Coyote v. Acme.”

“Originally published in The New Yorker, Coyote v. Acme presents the opening statements of an imaginary lawsuit by Coyote against Acme for his personal injuries caused by the faulty devices, citing 85 occasions in which they ‘did cause him bodily injury due to defects in manufacture or improper cautionary labeling.’ Our holiday greeting reprints Frazier’s essay as a mini legal brief with Weil’s drawings presented as supporting evidence. Weil carefully considered the design of each cartoon product, making sure the contraptions would functionally work.”

Coyote v. Acme

I had a good laugh. More images from the book here.