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
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Well, you know I’m not a designer (as you will find out in a minute 😉 but I really enjoyed playing with our collective “private joke” 🙂
Well, at least those journalists gave me a laugh 🙂 Enjoy!
(About the cute little fellow with the hood? It’s g+hosty, our new little friend 😉
— 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.
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 🙂
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 🙂 So keep calm and carry on 😉
(oh, I just remembered: someone already said, and sold, that 🙂 LOL
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