Watchman's Note

This is a journey to the best designs in the world of Handpicked and presented (along with my own artwork) by yours truly, the driving force behind Surreality designs. We'll discover great artists and special products -mostly with a taste for the eccentric. But let us not confine ourselves in specific genres: the possibilities are endless and so is the great art one can find at Zazzle.


No sex please, we're squeamish!

The family-friendly profile of most print on demand businesses, means that extra caution is taken not to offend anyone. This could prove to be a very difficult thing to achieve, since some people may get offended by anything under the sun. To my surprise, it could also mean that designs such as the one above (which is an homage to Victor Vasarely, the famous Hungarian Op-Art artist) can be removed from Zazzle.

 The design was made by András Miko, whose Porn or Art shop deals with erotic art in the most curious way: strange, unrealistic designs that avoid porn, yet they deal with some of it's symbols while trying to find the difference between art and pornography. The very mention of the word makes people so uptight that they may forget to check what the fuss is all about. In this case it was only about art, love and our own misconceptions. Zazzle decided to be on the safe side (probably because their experience with customers and the law gave them enough reasons to do so) , and you can't buy this Op-Art couple anymore.

András Miko was left with designs that were deemed OK. Elliptical, obscure or just playful.

At least this attempt at referencing Piet Mondrian -the most well-known artist of the De Stijl movement- was let free to roam his store:
Geometric erotic art? Well, if you wished for something more explicit you may be reading the wrong blog! But if you, like me, are perplexed with the surreality of humankind that constantly commercializes love and sex and, at the same time, behaves like a prude, you are right at home here, in Surreality Watch.


  1. Thank you, it was a really nice and positive post.

  2. Thanks to you, for addressing this issue in the first place!


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