Design Brief: The “your tax extension has been accepted by the IRS” email is a celebration of procrastination, but also a condemnation of procrastination. The journey is not over—it has only just begun. The clipart should reflect this.
Make it festive, but violent (nails? knives?) Needs vaguely phallic elements (“you are fucking yourself”) Allude to “burning money” without being burning money (element of fire?) Obviously there should be an image of a fat stack of tax forms to remind recipient, “you have accomplished nothing” Anthropomorphization of tax forms??? (smile? smirk? frowny face?) Soothing color palette (“see you soon”)