Fellow Googlers will get a chuckle from these creative and clever pokes at our Ghost Town criticism.

Fellow Googlers will get a chuckle from these creative and clever pokes at our Ghost Town criticism. Thanks for the smiles, Ricardo Nuno Silva!

Originally shared by Ricardo Nuno Silva

Welcome to Ghost Town! | Now in pictures!

Well, you know I’m not a designer (as you will find out in a minute πŸ˜‰ but I really enjoyed playing with our collective “private joke” πŸ™‚

Well, at least those journalists gave me a laugh πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

(About the cute little fellow with the hood? It’s g+hosty, our new little friend πŸ˜‰

Update about plagiarism, originality and a simple coincidence

Thanks to Thomas Rauscher for pointing out the similarity between the “I heart+ ghost+town” poster and these (fine) Swiss t-shirts: http://swiss.spreadshirt.de/i-love-switzerland-t-shirt-weiss-A1012762

Well, short version is:

It was just a design coincidence. Pure and simple. Never seen that Swiss logo.

Long-making-of-version is:

We’re talking about two simple design shapes: a heart and a “+” and a limited number of good design combinations.

I tried two or three of them. Apparently I chose a simple one (I’m not a designer, haven’t you heard?) that’s already being used somewhere else in the world.

I tried to find a nice way to fit the G+ “plus” sign inside the shape of the heart. My idea was to make just a customized version of the world-famous meme “I heart “.

Truth be told, I tried to put a big centered “plus” inside the heart, but it didn’t looked nice.

So I resized and pushed the “plus” to the upper right “corner” of the heart. This rather obvious choice looked “good enough” for me.

The fact that this poster appears as the first in the collection is another coincidence.

I chose it to lead the 17 posters sequence because it’s the simplest (and cutest) one, that really makes the “little ghost” shine πŸ™‚

So, In someone in this monetizing-copyright-obsessed-world comes after me, I won’t mind deleting this single design.

We’ve got 16 more in the collection πŸ™‚ So keep calm and carry on πŸ˜‰

(oh, I just remembered: someone already said, and sold, that πŸ™‚ LOL

#welcometoghosttown #ghosttown #googleplus #meme #funny #facebook #twitter #foursquare

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13 Responses to Fellow Googlers will get a chuckle from these creative and clever pokes at our Ghost Town criticism.

  1. Thanks, Rajini Rao for sharing the smiles πŸ™‚ I hope your friends like “g+hosty” too, our new little friend πŸ™‚

  2. Can’t get that Specials song out of my head, now o_O

  3. Rajini Rao says:

    Which song, Marc Ponomareff ? Which? πŸ™‚

    Edit: Never mind, googled and found it!

  4. Rajini Rao says:

    LOL, I saw your ghostly link too, Marc Ponomareff , but Google would not let me acknowledge it πŸ™‚

  5. The google+ theme song πŸ˜‰

  6. cc pio dal cin Ghost Town Google plus

  7. Johan Horak says:

    Rajini Rao funny. Really funny!

  8. pio dal cin says:

    Ghost Town Google plus Is the first City here on Google+ I am very happy that new ideas have sparked from it. (I just hope that everyone remebers where it all started like La Vergne Lestermeringolo Thatch (thank you for the mention)

    #ghostowngoogleplus has been there for a few days already Everything else is just a copy copy copy. LOL Just follow the hashtag and you’ll see. Maybe you can make it better, brighter, bigger. But i am the “mayor” of the FIRST Ghost Town Google plus (uahuhauhauhauhauha)

  9. pio dal cin says:

    Thanks Lavergne for the help( my autocomplete doesn’t work on my Iphone:)


  10. Update: If you liked the “Do Not Disturb!” poster from the “welcome to ghost+town” collection, Rita Pinto is giving away a “customized for Facebook” version:

    Get it in her post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111055414016650329707/posts/epzqCsR5qm8

    It looks like this: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111055414016650329707/posts/ZXxf1A7XNku

  11. Bom trabalho Ricardo Nuno Silva

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