Gary Busey's Tough Love Family Counseling Center? The Charles Bronson Spiritual Heailing Ministries? Sadly, not real. But Fort Point T-shirt designer Adam Yothers creates shirts for those of us who wish these twisted institutions were reality.
"I've got a pretty sarcastic sense of humor," the 32-year-old says.
The sense of humor shows up on Yothers's designs, which play off of familiar retail icons. His "Armed and Hammered" tee has a logo that looks suspiciously like that of the baking soda giant, and his "Welfare" shirt borrows Wal-Mart's logo, complete with a cheeky "Always low wages, always" slogan.
"A lot of my work is about twists on brand identity and twists on sayings," Yothers says. "I'm really trying to celebrate the visual language rather than the written."