In life there can be nothing more terrifying than a friend who has deep knowledge of Photoshop, a sick sense of humor, and time on their hands. Which is why I can’t get enough of Scarfolk. The man behind the blog, designer Richard Littler, has created an even darker version of “The Twilight Zone.”
Scarfolk is a fictional town in England where terrifyingly bizarre PSAs, tourist information, books and advertisements describe the town’s Orwellian history. The dark humor and wonderfully crafted dystopian posters issued by the government are slickly produced by Littler.
Every piece looks and feels right at home next to any 1970s-era design. The artwork perfectly depicts the weird world the town is stuck in, but it’s the copy that puts the work over the top.
The words throughout the blog have the same structured rhythm and cold feeling as any governmental issued documents typically come. When read with a straight face, the entire blog-concept is disturbingly funny, just in time for the creepy-Halloween-holiday fun to begin.