Literary Insults Chart

Relish the caustic creativity of this collection of zingers from great authors.


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Winston Churchill once said, "Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip." On the other hand, you could throw tact to the wind and go straight for this collection of zingers from great authors. Tim and Aurelia Sanders' snark-filled chart compiles unforgettable insults in an interconnected map. They run the gamut, from sassy to sophisticated, including Hedda Hopper's playful hyperbole (You had to stand in line to hate him), Madame Roland's canine analogy (The more I see of men, the more I like dogs), and Jonathan Swift's understated wordplay (Some folks are wise, and some otherwise). And of course, a smattering of colorful insults from Shakespeare, the playwright who practically invented the art of the poetic put-down. It makes a great gift for any bibliophile or friend who enjoys acerbic wit. You might just note that the gift is made in good fun. Four-color, offset print on 100 lb., acid-free, FSC-certified paper. Made in Madison, Wisconsin.

Tim & Aurelia Sanders

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Tim & Aurelia Sanders



Tim and Aurelia Sanders think people should enjoy more mirth. They mixed together data visualization, writing, and humor to create artwork that was smart as well as funny. Their process begins with a mix of ideas and sketches, which are gradually refined through research, experimentation, and "occasional hair pulling." Timothy employs his background as an art director and playwright, and Aurelia keeps their projects well edited and on track. "It's a great pleasure to see a passerby stop at one of our posters, lean in close, and start to laugh," they say.

Have a peek at Tim's sketchbooks to see how his thought process works as he creates new posters.

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24" H x 18" W
Gently unroll your chart and place into a frame, or weigh down chart's edges with books on a clean smooth surface.
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For the obnoxious people in your life it's great


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Looks great in the Man Room next to the bar or coffee pot, a real conservation piece

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