WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?
PrettyAwfulGiraffes.com is the only website dedicated exclusively to giraffes drawn by people who should not be drawing giraffes. Whether these people are writers, famous bloggers, public intellectuals, politicians, athletes, and so on, we are curious to see how these individuals would react to a single request to draw a silly picture. We would like to believe that one’s reaction to such a request and the ensuing art is a reflection of one’s soul, but we’re not psychologists. We’re just a community trying to have fun and to see how far we can take this until God-knows-what.
Assuming that none of the authors die, we aren’t sued (for whatever reason) or this project is rejected by the online community, we really have three arbitrary goals we would like to accomplish in no particular order. Effectively, this is the “end game” we are shooting for in everything we do; we don’t expect to actually succeed in our pursuit but these are the conditions under which the authors will shut down the website, go home, crumble up our Bucket List and wait for death:
- We would like a giraffe drawn by a sitting world leader.
- We would like a giraffe drawn by Lady Gaga.
- We would like to publish a book that will sell no more than 500 copies.
Lastly, to preempt those great journeymen (and women) of the internet, we would like to address the following: One Million Giraffes is for plebeians. End of story.
We do accept contributions from our street team, assuming that said contribution is from someone who should not be drawing giraffes, and personal submissions on a rolling basis. To learn more please visit our Street Team page and our Contact Us page.
Joshua Preston is a student at the University of Minnesota-Morris where he studies Political Theory and History and satiates his indescribable love for Evolutionary Theory. When he is not studying or out being political he foolishly believes people listen to what he has to say about life, the universe and everything. His Twitter account is @JPPreston and his personal blog is at http://www.joshuapreston.wordpress.com.
Christian Torkelson is a BAMF. What else is there to say? You can find him on Twitter at @CTMN.