“Only in the United States and a few other countries (such as Belize) does the Fahrenheit system continue to be the accepted standard for non-scientific use.”—Emma wanted to know where else farenheight was used… we laughed.
I was never a fan of Cracked as a kid, prefering the infinately superior MAD Magazine, however recently I have taken a liking to Cracked, at least they’re numerous online lists. This one actually made me laugh out loud a bunch of times (just wait until you get to #1), and its points about Harry Potter really do make you go “hey, yeah, what about that”.
Of course Potter fans would point out that all the time travel devices (I forget the propper Potter name) were destoryed at the end of Order of the Phoenix… but they’re a little bit obsessive.
Over at Brand Aid (the blog for the company my cousin works for) there is a very interesting post regarding the new Bell ad campaign and I must say I totally agree with it. I don’t know about you… but I just don’t quite get it. Firstly the “logo”… is alright (I, much like Karl, was a bigger fan of the Saul Bass simple logo from the 60s), but more importantly what is with the er? I understand the desire for a hook, or a gimmick to make things stick in the consumer’s head (I’m sure we all remember the (red) campaign) but this whole er thing just doesn’t make sense. At least with (red) we understood what they were trying to say: products were red, the chose words that ended in red, great gimmick. But what the hell does er have to do with Bell? I admit, their arranging/cropping of the new logo to form unique shapes does look quite nice but all and all, it’s just a really unmemorable and confusing campaign.
I highly suggest reading Karl’s post about it, since he’s a lot more elloquent (and learned when it comes to design) than I am, but since moving to Toronto I can’t escape all these ads and every time I can’t help but think “I don’t @*$!ing get it!”.