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Old 11-24-10, 11:24 AM
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Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

Maybe they just painted themselves into a corner creatively? I haven't been too up on if this is the first time, but lately the 'quirky, charming, clever', etc. illustrations for the google logo have been replaced with bland stock photography.



yeah wow. clever.

I demand cartoon turkeys and a blunderbuss or horn o plenty by T-day!
Old 11-24-10, 11:29 AM
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

It's not stock photography, it's photos of Ina Garten (the "barefoot contessa") recipes.

Yeah, still lame.
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

well, you know if you badmouth google, they can disappear you
no trace, noone will ever be able to find you again
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

They one they had Monday with the flipped open top of JFK's skull and the exposed brain forming the "O"s was pretty inventive.
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

Originally Posted by Quatermass View Post
They one they had Monday with the flipped open top of JFK's skull and the exposed brain forming the "O"s was pretty inventive.
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

Don't see the big deal. It's just a silly logo.
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

It's just representing getting stuff prepared for tomorrow. I'm sure they'll have a different, more appropriate one on Thanksgiving.
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

Is it really all that significant? It'll probably change tomorrow.
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

A lot of us make a living scraping by in a creative field. I cant help but notice googles creative nuances sometimes.

I was surprised by this google ad:

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I lol'd...but it's wrong.
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Wow. Settle down dude.
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

I actually like seeing the different logo everyday. Remember the anniversary of Pac-Man? C'mon that was cool!
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

I wonder what Del Monte's logo is today...
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

Originally Posted by iggystar View Post
I actually like seeing the different logo everyday. Remember the anniversary of Pac-Man? C'mon that was cool!
Shoveling out a picture of ingredients for a chef is just lame. Food is one of the most photographed subjects in the world. There are MILLIONS of delicious photos of food if they wanted to put them on their logo. Instead they let some moron decide "hmm well this is a pie recipe so put some tonally bland photos of ingredients there between the "G" and "ogle".

The recipe todays logo links to has more interesting photos.

They stopped being clever when they instituted a 'logo image of the day' department with 40 full-time employees and 18 managers and assistants. Who meet 3 times a week with marketing and advertising department and figure out how best to make money being a content provider.*




*all facts and figures entirely made up.
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

Originally Posted by jfoobar View Post
I wonder what Del Monte's logo is today...
ITS SHAPED LIKE A TURKEY!!


She paid you didn't she?
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

Originally Posted by Lemmy View Post
That's exactly why they should quit fucking with it.

The "we're Google, and we're so fucking clever, even our logo makes you think!" thing is getting very old. The stuff I've seen from their logo in the last year has me convinced that they're just "reaching" now.
Or maybe you should just realize it's a silly logo and it doesn't carry as much significance as you think it does.

Maybe before they were being clever, but now it's just a fun gag that i'm sure people there enjoy coming up with. Big whoop. More companies should have fun with it.
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I agree with the OP that this pre-Thanksgiving one is among the least compelling. Every now and then, there's one like that, where it seems phoned in compared to a lot of the fantastic illustrations. Another example (Unix time):




A few old favorites:

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http://www.google.com/logos/
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

Has anyone seen that really clever and awesome Thanksgiving logo Google put up this year?

Kicks ass!
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

You mean for Gogle?

Am I the only one that doesn't see two O's?
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

Originally Posted by Save Ferris View Post
They stopped being clever when they instituted a 'logo image of the day' department with 40 full-time employees and 18 managers and assistants. Who meet 3 times a week with marketing and advertising department and figure out how best to make money being a content provider.*




*all facts and figures entirely made up.
I could tell it was made up, a nearly 2:1 employee to manager ratio is way too high.
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

That's not too far off. Here's a story from the CBS Sunday Morning show on 4/25 about the actual department:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6430953n
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

That Google logo sucks.
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

Today's Google logo is sorta more of the same..
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Re: Has the google logo jumped the shark before this?

Todays is pretty clever. I would try some of the recipes too.

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