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Google launches font-search

Google's R&D team have been hard at work creating this new feature, the font-search. When you type in a search-term that also happens to be the name of a font, you'll find that the page text changes to display in said font. Try it with Helvetica. CEO and cofounder Larry Page explains: "We call it Font explorer, with digital design being part of everyones lives today, Google should be there to help, just as Google does with your documents, your book searches and your every day social life". What about licensing? Not to worry, Larry Page says; "We had confidential negotiations with Veer that were very extensive. We now have font licensing rights to the entire back catalogue of every type that exists."


Thinkgeek offers "Angry Bird Porkrinds"

Thinkgeek's research and development department never cease to amaze, they've invented and gathered new items that all make life easier for geeks. Angry Birds fans rejoice, you've played the game, you've watched the ads, you're exited about the full length feature film - now you can also eat the branded snack! Green pork rinds!
New items in the Thinkgeek catalogue today are Angry Bird Pork Rinds, the Playmobile Apple Store Playset, Saber-lickin' good Star Wars Lightsaber Popsicles, the genius invention a.k.a the shirt plate which allows you to keep your hands on your controllers, and the Minecraft USB Desktop Nether Portal so that you can file important documents where they belong. Out of sight. Get your geek on.


Linkedin expands "People you may know" feature to include expired mentors

Today Linkedin reveals a new feature that allows you to grow your network even wider, by including former mentors, tutors and friends that have permanently checked out of the rat race. Just because they have retired from the work-scene doesn't mean that you can't connect to them, and all their connections to help network your career. Smart move. As depicted above, my mentors include Ernst Hemingway and Sherlock Holmes.


BMW - Marque the occasion - Royal Edition BMW M3 Coupe

To celebrate the forthcoming wedding of HRH Prince William of Whales and Miss Catherine Middleton, a very special Royal Edition of the BMW M3 Couple will be available at BMW dealerships throughout the country from today, and for this month only.
The majestic Royal edition is available in three colours - Regal Red, Bridal White and Imperial Blue. It is resplendently upholstered in Windsor White Dakota leather and adorned with our commemorative 'Will' emblem.

For more information, call 0800 777 120 or contact [email protected]

This press ad is running in most major newspapers in the UK this morning. Very flashy car.


Adland joins the Starbucks Digital Network

Starbucks Digital Network continues to announce new content providers, this time it's Adland.tv. The 15 year-old site is the world's best online collection of advertising from around the globe and the world's largest Super Bowl archive.

Adland.tv's founder Åsk Wappling said, "I was shocked that they approached me. But I'm really thrilled Starbucks has decided our content is on par with the likes of The Economist and ESPN. We're a site built by adgrunts, for adgrunts, and being a part of this network just goes to show how advertising is really more than just marketing, but a part of culture. Plus, most creative types I know are constantly caffeinated, so it's a perfect match."


The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator

Thanks @brianwaka for making me spit my late-night snack of special K on my keyboard with the link: The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator. Like The Malcolm Gladwell's book launching career, it just goes on forever.


advertising pickup lines

Ah, yet another tumblr collecting a theme, here's advertising pickup lines presented for your amusement. The only place on the web where spread sheet causes snickering. If you like what you see on the top of the page, just wait 'til you look below the fold...... ;P


(London) Adland according to 4chan

Yeah hey, I was just out fraternizing with the punters, eerr, consumers, and it turns out they think we're a bunch of overpaid overhyped uncreative twats as usual. Everything is back to normal then. Damn.


In adland, the Cliché family never changes

In 1965 or so, Campbell Mithun in Minneapolis created while MPO Productions produced this little clip, mocking the Cliché family. It's called "The Cliche Family in Television Land" and was screened at an awards show, though I am unsure which one. In it we find all the usual cliché members of the standard advertising family and learn that creatives mocked their own job as much back then as they do now. :)


That Verizon "Can you hear me now" idea is as old as Chaplin films

Can you hear me now? Good.

Either this woman is a "Time Traveler" with cell phone spotted in this 1928 Charlie Chaplin flick, yapping about how marvelous the roaring twenties are.. Or she might be working for Verizon and just testing the future (and past) cellphone network they're building now.

Via Geekologie who also have another film with our mystery lady and a chat-up from George Clarke who watches way too many films who spotted it.