Minimalist design is great when it works, but sometimes the results can leave themselves wide open for interpretation.
In the case of San Francisco designer Lehu Zhang, a quickly assembled poster idea for the Chinese zodiak's Year of the Monkey (which begins today) ended up looking more than a bit like something more raunchy.
Let's not mince words. It looks like a penis going into a butt. And, I don't know, maybe shaking a bit side to side?
"I decided to just use some basic shapes to create a monkey face," he told BuzzFeed News. "That was my intention. I was playing around with shapes and this thing just came up."
Yeah it did.
He said he's "a little bit surprised, a little bit worried" by the response the poster's received as it quickly circulated social media.
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