Stencil graffiti at Vondelpark, Amsterdam, taken by Flickr:Kirja-addikti
Archive for July, 2006
This image (from Business Week online) of Google reminded me of the cheat sheets of our high-school days. We used to write these tit-bits of information on our hands, conceal it from the teachers and then peek at it for the answers during the school exams. Those were more innocent days. These days we peek into google for the answers to most of our queries. How times have changed!!
Business Week’s Best Global Brand. Value: $67,000 million.
Value of the bycycle: Less than $10
Flickr has this pool called ‘yay2dot0logoparody’, which is a parody collection of famous brand logo alterations, distortions or whatever you might want to call it for its transition to the Web 2.0 economy. Some of them are cool and creative while others are a bit flat and totally wane. Otherwise, an interesting pool of some raw talent.
Here’s three of my personal favorites:
Being a Space Invader fan myself, this art piece of the Invader made from old 5″ floppy disks is what I would have enjoyed or looked forward to making by myself. Alas the idea didn’t occur to me, but to this dude in Berlin. Besides I trashed away all my old floppies ages back. Two damn lousy reasons why I’m confined to sit and admire someone else’s creativity.
Read in this New York Times article that Microsoft is launching its own search advertising technology called adCenter to take on Google’s Adwords. The name they chose is apparently the same as my alma mater – the VCU Adcenter. Is this a coincidence or what? The only difference being the capitalized ‘C’ in the Microsoft one.
When I did a Google search for the term ‘adcenter’ this was the result. The first three were for the new Microsoft one while the VCU Adcenter could only score fourth place.
Saw this simple yet elegant banner ad for music’s original chart outpost Billboard. I should say its been a long time I clicked on a banner ad. But this ad kind of evoked memories of older times when the Billboard charts what where we looked for the new hot numbers out there. From the days of Chuck Berry to Roy Orbison to Roxy Music to A-ha. The site is not bad either, even though I didn’t spend too much time on it. A bit flash laden and totally hi-brow for the hipster generation. Kind of glad that Billboard has also moved on with the times.