Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Obama's brand inspires pop art movement.

Just a few days ago, Barack Obama was officially sworn-in as our new president. Looking back, there were many marketing lessons that any business could learn from Obama's campaign, but perhaps the strongest is the power of having a strong AND shareable brand. Obama's logo and brand identity were consistently used across all his communications, but also treated with a flexibility that would drive many holders of a brand identity completely mad. Instead of taking a closed approach to his brand identity, the Obama campaign let people remix the brand for their own uses. Hundreds and thousands of creative designs using the Obama's Campaign logo and his face have turned up on art, posters, tshirts, decals, etc. Only making him the best marketed president to this day. "Pop Art" style is the most popular style being used on fashion tees and posters. Try you shot to fame by posting yourself on a poster Obama style:

Obama - Yes We Can shirt
Obama - Yes We Can by spacedust
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Friday, January 9, 2009

Twilight: Cullen Family Crest Explained

There’s been a lot of speculation as to what the Cullen Family Crest means, so here’s my compilation of symbols from this fantastic heraldry site (

Lion–Fierce Courage
In Ireland the Lion represented the ‘lion’ season, prior to the full arrival of Summer. The symbol can also represent a great Warrior or Chief.

Trefoil/Shamrock–Perpetuity, longevity
In Ireland the Shamrock was used by Saint Patrick to explain the Holy Trinity and thus has Christian significance.

Hand–Faith, sincerity, justice
In Ireland the open hand was often used as a means of communicating through the ancient language known as ‘Ogham’. The open hand may have also signified the sun.

Arrows, Arrow-Heads–Military readiness, affliction

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln! Modern Day Abe Designs

Lincoln’s 200th birthday is just around the corner. Happy birthday Abe! Why are we in the 21st century and still obsessed with a 19th-century man? Presenting 21st-Century Abe: