I don't wear clothing with logos because I feel they should pay me for being a walking billboard for their brand. This is nothing short of brilliant.
Flickr user Mleak has some interesting brand work.
brand brands for the willingly mindless:http://www.flickr.com/photos/mleak/tags/brands/
brand bra, made of debranding project's detritus:http://www.flickr.com/photos/mleak/tags/bra/
Very cool stuff. Thanks!
They may not pay people to wear their brands, but I bet corporations would willingly pay people to literally get branded. PR fallout be damned!
There are occasional contests for money/prizes/etc. where people submit photos of their brand-related tattoos for specific companies/products...
There is a restaurant here in town that will pay for their employees to get their logo tattooed after they've worked there for a certain amount of time. It looks kind of like the sobe lizard, so it wont seem TOO strange after the place goes out of business and their stuck with it forever.
From Max Barry's alway entertaining blog - http://maxbarry.com/whatmaxreckons/2004/04/08/news.html#toyotatatts
He often likes to mention all the latest trends in shameless marketing: "it's not that hard to predict advances in marketing. You just imagine what you'd do if you wanted to sell something and had absolutely no morals, self-respect, or dignity. Wait six months, and bing! There it is."
That guy is simply teeming with great ideas. I followed your Godzilla building link through to the rest of his blog, and lost about 2 hours of my night, yet gained 3 hours of joy.
http://syndicated.livejournal.com/ironic_sans/ , if you're the feed type.
Dear Americans, please explain to me why everything in reality shows is pixelated?
This seems like a recent trend. Actaully I first saw it on hip-hop music videos 4 or 5 years ago, and it seem to be spreading everywhere now. Like, oh, every sitcom and drama on TV has characters using Apple laptops, with a sticker over the logo.
What's the story?
If you see a brand logo in a TV or movie that company has PAID to have it shown. If you don't pay up, you get the pixels. The reverse is true, you can sue a company for showing your logo without permission. It may seem stupid, but sometimes they want to keep their brand "pure". I doubt a family-friendly brand wants their logo shown on the sopranos while they're chopping someone up with a machete.
HBO and Showtime are becoming so horribly entrenched in product placement that the characters TALK about products in the same way you hear people talking about them in commercials. Its one long commercial that you PAY to see.
Moreover, if I'm Pepsi with paid advertising on say a TV show I certainly don't want any Coke products displayed.
Good blog. I added a feed for it.
I'm going to start a company and have its logo look like a pixelated version of some other logo. Then when my products show up on reality shows, they'll have to de-pixelate the image or I'll sue 'em. Muahaha, millions I tell you, etc.