Unobvious catalog system fail.

San Jose city library has a huge collection of foreign language books. Clearly they can’t just drop them on the shelves randomly, books must be arranged in alphabetical order by the author’s name. But there’s a problem: many foreign languages are written in non-English letters, and some aren’t even using letters at all…

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This pose means only one thing. And You know it.

Nike makes interesting statement to advertise Triax Speed 100 sports watch:

Check this!

Nike: Check this!

IMO, this ad image has great “Photoshop-ready” potential (with “middle finger up” for instance).

Yahoo announces 10% jobs cut (business model about to fail?)

Some of Yahoo folks who are most likely among these “10%” asked me to draw something very simple and quick about the lay off. Well, I wrote similar thing about Yahoo before, so, here is one more:

Yahoo jobs cut

Yahoo jobs cut

Sorry folks. Everything will be OK. Good luck!

To the remaining 90% of Yahoo guys: this is just a parody, please do not take it personally. I wish you have $33 a share some day.

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I can not “Enroll Now”: I am driving

Yet another dumb application of web-like advertisement to the road ad billboards. Check this out: “Enroll Now”:

Enroll now

Enroll now

My first impression was: “damn, I can not enroll now, even if I wish to enroll. I am driving”.

I took the picture from the best visible spot of the billboard. The billboard stands in a place from which only “Enroll Now” is visible. In a matter of a second or two I could read this stupid invitation to immediate enrollement and then concentrate on the road: I do not want to be smashed by dumptrucks entering this part of the highway (680 near Benicia).

I have a better design idea for designers of this ingenious ad: “Click Here to Enroll Now!” followed by License Agreement, restriction policy, discount coupon code and Terms of Service. Yeah, and do not forget to include top management’s bios with “business smile” photos.

Guys, highway billboards are good only for well established brands and/or for very, very short texts. People who are driving 65 mph will not read your micro text even if they wish to.

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For sale sign fail.

Have a car for sale… check. Post a “for sale” sign… check. Why nobody’s calling to buy the vehicle?

Who I gonna call?

Who I gonna call?

(Or probably this car is intended for psychics (or detectives) only – they’d find out the number to call themselves).

Adobe HQ: what’s cooking?

Hopefully this is just BBQ for Adobe top management on the roof, not someone’s torture (a bowl with boiling oil and someone inside who, say, missed deadline):

There were no fire trucks around, no sirens, etc.

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