In following with the recent trend of creating maps to display interesting information about public perception, a series of maps have been created that use Google search auto-completed queries to indicate what perceptions we hold about different countries and states. All of these maps were created with a process that you could try yourself – find a Google search bar and enter “Why is [insert state or country] so…”
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Not all work spaces were created equal – some can reduce workers’ morale while others can keep them happy and inspire them to be more energetic and creative. For companies like Google, which require smart, creative and in-demand workers, such offices offer a competitive edge when trying to attract young and intelligent employees. Here’s a list of the coolest and most well-designed office spaces in the world.
The United Nations have released a powerful series of advertisements advocating for women’s rights around the world. The premise is simple – renowned design firm Ogilvy & Mathers took four women’s portraits and covered their mouths with some of the auto-complete search terms offered by Google’s search engine. These suggested search terms are based on searches done by other users, so they represent convictions held by many who use the search engine.
Honest Slogans publishes company logos with hilarious slogans that represent how consumers might actually see the company instead of how it wants to be seen. Pepsi’s logo reminds us of its constant battle with Coca Cola for market share, while Google, assured of its dominance, dares us to just try and use another search engine.
Even the greatest among us had humble beginnings. This is just as true for websites, however, as it is for people. Even online giants like Amazon, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter were once itty-bitty websites with monochrome homepages, poorly-thought-out logos and boring or stark turn-of-the-century designs.
For the first time, Google has published some photos of what their data centers look like. The scrupulous attention for details, vast and well-organized spaces and seemingly flawless organization makes it clear how Google has achieved it’s success.
A brief review of the history of famous logos and predictions of how they will look like in the future made by Stock Logos back in 2011. Interestingly enough, their prediction of Microsoft logo in 2020 seems similar to the new Windows 8 logo announced this year. Also, don’t forget to check out more logo related posts such as the Top 15 Worst Logo FAILS Ever and 30 Clever Logos With Hidden Symbolism.
Logo designer Graham Smith has created an interesting project called ©Brand Reversioning. In his words: “A Brand Reversion is a brand logo that has undertaken a creative change based on the visual style of another brand logo: Brand identities with a split personality.” Even if it feels that something is off, the new reversed logos are so well executed, that one might easily fall for this trick.
In addition to having the coolest offices, google gives us the funniest search suggestions.
These suggestions are not only funny, but they can also be very educating, as they tell a lot about us – our biggest fears, concerns and curiosities. Can I eat my cat? Can I swallow sperm? (just some typical questions)
Because google makes suggestion based on searches that occurred most often, these suggestion are not a joke, they are real searches made by people.
Brett had always said one of the reasons I should work at Google was the food…. the food never gets boring because each cafe has a executive / sous chef and when you eat theyâ€™ll come chat with you and ask you what you think of the food (to your utter shock the first few times). They actually care.