Dabitch's day in Logotypes - a.k.a “Brand timeline portrait”

Dear Jane started it, oh yeah, it's all her fault that I sat here and tried to remember all the brands that I used today and made a timeline of it. Fora brief moment I tried to figure out if I could make a logo-tastic site where one could generate one of these timelines but I soon snapped out of it and just went ahead and photoshopped this little collection of possibly 'exotic' (to non-swedes that is) brands.
Check my timeline out inside.

Now, lets see if you can figure out what's me and what is my daughter. In some cases I couldn't find a logo and just used the item instead.

There might be a logo or two missing, of course, recalling all brands is much harder than it looks - for example I haven't added my bank's logo for the purchases I made after dinner, just the store and the only thing to keep my daughter happy when shopping for food - olive flavoured crisp bread. I know it seems weird but it's actually quite tasty.

Other people who had fun with this (because it ain't no fun unless you see more!)
A Binary life: A day in brands
Phils blogging: Where We Encounter Brands
Ekeys hideaway (french brands!)
Mike Vogel's Brand Timeline portrait
Creativebeef: Friday in brands
Yonkis(?) went ahead and did his already back in 2004 . Way ahead.
Fox's Den: My Brand Name Day
beyondrivalry : Brand Timeline portrait

I'll do my best to keep track of anyone else doing this (if you link here, I'll find you) and update this post accordingly.

Comments (9)

  • Dabitch's picture

    Yes, before anyone says anything, I realize I forgot to add my cats Science Diet to the list. Damn. Pure oversight, (blame the beer!) as I have the logo right here *points*

    May 30, 2008
  • Foxsden's picture

    Thanks for the link. It's cool looking at a timeline from a non-uk brand user! Seems much more colourful for some reason :-) Which, by the way, brings me to your hair - awesome colour!

    May 30, 2008
  • Dabitch's picture

    NP, of course we should link it all around that's the fun. I thought the same looking at UK brands, but it's the brands that are the same all over the world that make me laugh - IKEA, Nivea and so on. And I do a curtsey to the hair compliment.

    May 30, 2008
  • Andreas-Udd's picture

    So this is what Dabitch's morning commute looks like.

    May 30, 2008
  • Dabitch's picture

    HAHAHA. I think I'll just let you believe that. Suits me.

    May 30, 2008
  • kurtberengeiger's picture

    Cool. I'm going to have to do one of these. Maybe next Wednesday. A typical hump day.

    May 30, 2008
  • purplesimon's picture

    Villeroy & Boch. Nice. Surprised to see Shiira there, too.

    I was also surprised at how few brands you used, as I always thought we used a lot of brands in a day.

    Great idea thought. I'm off to repeat the experiment while on holiday and then again on the daily commute to see the differences - more culture and reading on holiday, more coffee and Apple logos come the working week, me thinks. :)

    May 30, 2008
  • Dabitch's picture

    Please do kgeiger, I'm dying to know what shaving cream you use. ;P

    The V&B is my loo - and I think you just outed yourself as a fellow Shiira user.

    There would have been a considerable larger amount of brands on that list had I washed my hair and put on makeup that day instead of just sunscreen - so I figured it was the perfect day to do that timeline. Shampoo&products, makeup and so on are at least 35-40 more brands as I'm not loyal to anyone, in eye shadow alone I'll wear three different brands at the same time.

    May 30, 2008

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