yd industries - a surreal, corporate parody
A few years back, I taught myself the rudiments of HTML by building and writing the content for the gloriously monochromatic site for YD Industries. Initially a bizarre web product catalog, it evolved into a psychedelic corporate lampoon. Soon it became a repository for creative writing, video, and ultimately spawned a live, PowerPoint driven success seminar send-up.
Here's an informative YD Industries video:
A few other example products, videos, and press releases:
The Chair Simulator
The groundbreaking Castle Pounder ad for morning muffins
The classic Hypothetical Mastodon Call audio collection
A Corporate Waterslide Feasibility Study
And the live "Success! The YD Way" seminar (a collaboration with the awesome James Bewley, who also contributed heartily to the YD website) has now been performed in multi-purpose rooms in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Here's one batch of successful attendees, post break-out session:
To learn more about the seminars, click here.