Last week we asked you to license a corporate brand to a completely different style of company.
We had no idea what the future holds! We'll buy anything with a
recognizable logo on it, apparently. Here are the ones we fell for:
First Place - $100
laytham - Microsoft Cheerios
We wonder if the kids will still fight over the prize in this box.
Second Place - $50
digitalecho - Microsoft Blanket
Do you have to buy a separate license for each child in the family?
Third Place - $20
philliam25 - Disney Bullets
Why not? They've licensed everything else.
faithcoaching - Mentos & Coke Shuttle
quickstepblues - Gillette Fusion
This innovative product left us wondering "How do you turn this thing?"
binarygeek - Sprint Running Shoes
With these, you could run around until you get a good signal.
servantwithattitude - Dodge Brass
What's that saying, take the ram by the horns?
stereo3d - Borden Elmer's Glue
Well, they were gonna eat it anyway.
altman80 - Fruit of the Loom Juice
This juice had the unfortunate luck to be a disturbing yellow color.
tehpwnerer - Boeing Arrow
There's nothing for a nine year old quite like that old Boeing and Arrow game for some real fun.
drsusan35 - Birth King
Thankfully drsusan35 didn't provide us with a cesarian salad from the Birth King.
telepheedian -Target Practice
Adequate masking and antialiasing makes such a difference.
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email@example.com . Honorable Mentioneers may use coupon code HONMEN-FS for free shipping on a future order. Until next time, try not to fall for the hard sell.
Archived theme description:
The saga of Polaroid
is practically an American tragedy. Those instant cameras were
mindblowing in 1948 and a household name by 1960. They have been loved
by grandmothers, insurance investigators, experimenting couples and
kidnappers with vans. But when the digital camera showed up, it all
fell apart, leaving them nothing but their image. This could be why the
remnants of Polaroid now license the brand to other people’s products,
thanks to the hard work of the hilariously named Skadden, Arps, Slate,
Meagher & Flom. (It’s not libel if it’s true, fellas.)
once we stopped giggling at the lawyers, we began to wonder what it
would be like if other companies collapsed Gatsby style into the pool
of hard times. Imagine the clean white Apple on a brushed metal waste
management truck, coming to pick up the proprietary trash bins (don’t
try to open them yourself, it would void the warranty). Imagine the
Golden Arches on a line of luggage, designed to keep your hot clothes
hot and your cool clothes cool. Or a special plasma tv labled “If it
doesn’t say Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, how can you prove
it’s 70 inches wide?”
So before we get a teary-eyed C&D from Momma Flom demanding we leave her son alone, here’s your weekly challenge:
License a corporate brand to a completely different style of company.
remember, a brand is full of advertising styles, feature points,
colors, logos, and other things associated with that brand, like Sony
or Apple. It’s not just a symbol, it’s a lifestyle!
Post your entry here by 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, December 2, 2007.
Prizes are $20/$50/$100 for 3rd/2nd/1st. The rules and criteria for
winning: our panel of volunteer judges can and will make stuff up as it
goes along. Use Photoshop, linoleum blocks, pastels, MSPaint, cave
painting, tattoos, tribal scarification, whatever, but it’ll only be
judged if it’s visible in our forums as a jpg, gif, or png. As we are
fond of saying, try to keep your maximum width to 450px. If you need a
place to host your pictures, try www.imageshack.ws or www.photobucket.com.
We have no connection to either, but they seem free and easy to use.
And if you want us to be sure your entry was indeed your work, post
links to your source images. The more sure we are that you did your own
work, the more likely we are to consider it for a prize.