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Dollar Store Vernacular is an aesthetic based around design that look and feel "cheap". These cheap designs are quickly produced for profit, leaving them with elements such as logos created using word art, poorly matching color combinations, and a large amount of cutout images. The aesthetic is often seen on things like carnival signs, knock-off products, flyers, pop-up ads, firework packaging, bath salt packaging, etc.


Visuals found within the Dollar Store Vernacular aesthetic often include the following:

  • Overly-packed information
  • Bright, attention-grabbing colors (especially red or yellow)
  • Word Art
  • Elements of Skeuomorphism
  • Clashing, pasted-together elements
  • Poorly cutoff elements, often with unaliased broders


  • OhNo! by Kevin Walkman
  • Graphic design is my passion memes
  • Cheap local ads on tv
  • Small business publicity flyers or catalogues
  • Old Web advertisement
  • "As Seen On TV" ads