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

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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
    Dabitch

    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
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    Foxsden

    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
    Dabitch

    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
    Andreas-Udd

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

    May 30, 2008
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    Dabitch

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

    May 30, 2008
  • kurtberengeiger's picture
    kurtberengeiger

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

    May 30, 2008
  • purplesimon's picture
    purplesimon

    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
    Dabitch

    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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Dabitch Creative Director, CEO, hell-raising sweetheart and editor of Adland. Globetrotting Swede who has lived and worked in New York, London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm after growing up in Kiruna, Raleigh and Jiddah.