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Thursday: April 1, 2010

Google shall henceforth be known as Topeka. All hail Topeka.Google shall henceforth be known as Topeka. All hail Topeka.

Ah Google, you never fail to disappoint on April Fools day. Take a tour through some of your commonly used Google Topeka products and you'll see even more changes that you might not expect

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:04 AM | Tags (8) | google | aprilfools | joke | company | rebranding | topeka | translate | animals |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: January 13, 2010

Five branding basics that every logo designer should know about.Five branding basics that every logo designer should know about.

When Coca-Cola briefly changed their formula in 1985, people flipped over sabotaged history. Can you imagine their reaction if Coca-Cola changed their name to Sanscoca Fizzola? Exactly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:57 AM | Tags (6) | basics | branding | design | designer | logo | sixrevisions |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 84 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

Marvel stockholders decide to go ahead and approve the Disney merger.Marvel stockholders decide to go ahead and approve the Disney merger.

Disney officially has the rights to over five thousand of your favorite Marvel comic book characters. You can expect to see most of these characters in the next Kingdom Hearts game or at the very least some kind of Disney versus Marvel Street Fighter type game (which actually sounds kind of cool come to think of it).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:42 PM | Tags (10) | approval | branding | brands | buyout | disney | gaming | integration | marvel | pollination | themeparks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 21, 2009

A list of the best and worst identities of the 2009 calendar year.A list of the best and worst identities of the 2009 calendar year.

Only five months later Kraft Foods unveiled a revised logo that was supposed to be an improvement. You know the expression “Putting lipstick on a pig”? This is like switching the lipstick from the pig’s mouth to the pig’s you-know-what.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 8:16 AM | Tags (9) | brands | branding | identities | best | worst | 2009 | advertising | image | underconsideration |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

AOL trying out new look now that split from Time Warner is official.AOL trying out new look now that split from Time Warner is official.

Say goodbye to the that blue triangle you've grown so familiar with over the years. Say hello to various works of clipart instead... with the letters A O L (and don't forget the period) draped over them.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:15 AM | Tags (6) | aol | branding | cnet | design | timewarner | triangles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 18, 2009

Coca-Cola and IBM take the titles for world's most valuable brands.Coca-Cola and IBM take the titles for world's most valuable brands.

The remaining brands in the top five all lost value but retained their ranks from last year. Microsoft's brand value fell 4 percent to $56.64 billion to take third, while General Electric's value fell 10 percent to $47.77 billion for fourth. Nokia lost 3 percent to place fifth at $34.86 billion.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Pop Culture @ 8:01 AM | Tags (7) | branding | ibm | marketing | coke | cocacola | yahoo | rankings |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Nickelodeon to get a logo makeover this Fall.Nickelodeon to get a logo makeover this Fall.

Say goodbye to that familiar orange splat.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:11 PM | Tags (6) | nick | noggin | nickelodeon | branding | makeover | logo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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