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How Much Does Color Define A Logo?

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Depends how iconic the colors. The Apple logo in “Windows” colors screams “Microsoft” to me. While the Pepsi logo in “Coca-Cola Red” screams “Coke.” The other two don’t benefit as much from the color reversal.

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There are only two days each year when the New York Times crossword puzzle is allowed to have a diabolical twist to it—April Fool’s Day and Halloween—which means that the puzzle creators look for especially clever ways to pull them off on those holidays. David Kwong, the magician and puzzle creator behind today’s spoo-OOO-ooky puzzle, came up with one such twist today. We won’t spoil it for you, but we asked Kwong to take us inside the world of “cruciverbalism” to better understand what goes into making a crossword puzzle.
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Cruciverbalism — word of the day. They could have spoiled the Halloween twist though.

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There are only two days each year when the New York Times crossword puzzle is allowed to have a diabolical twist to it—April Fool’s Day and Halloween—which means that the puzzle creators look for especially clever ways to pull them off on those holidays. David Kwong, the magician and puzzle creator behind today’s spoo-OOO-ooky puzzle, came up with one such twist today. We won’t spoil it for you, but we asked Kwong to take us inside the world of “cruciverbalism” to better understand what goes into making a crossword puzzle.

More> Learn About Today’s New York Times Crossword Puzzle—And Its Devious Twist - Co.Create

Cruciverbalism — word of the day. They could have spoiled the Halloween twist though.

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Gif Of The Day: How A Lock Works - Co.Create

This is a magical gif. It’s also one of those every day items I’ve always wondered, “How does this work?”  Now I know.

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Gif Of The Day: How A Lock Works - Co.Create

This is a magical gif. It’s also one of those every day items I’ve always wondered, “How does this work?”

Now I know.

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Fast food logos redesigned as… fat food logos.

Fat Food - tasting good and keeping us round since — well forever.

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Vintage packaging is the best.

Vintage packaging is the best.

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When Mercedes wanted an appropriate visual to explain its “Magic Body Control” active suspension system, the brand turned to—what else?—chickens.
"All the credits go to the chickens, which are just naturally able to keep their head steady…" You have to see the ad.

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When Mercedes wanted an appropriate visual to explain its “Magic Body Control” active suspension system, the brand turned to—what else?—chickens.

"All the credits go to the chickens, which are just naturally able to keep their head steady…" You have to see the ad.

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I don’t like 7-up, but this logo makes me want to drink one.

I don’t like 7-up, but this logo makes me want to drink one.

Snuffy the Seal

I’ve always hated the new trend in TV advertisements of running spoofs of news stories as an ad…until Discovery did it. Check out their new ads for Shark Week, and tell me you aren’t getting excited for mayhem from the masters of the sea. The follow up commercial with John Walsh, host of America’s Most […]

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I keep trying to tell her, “It’s not your room.”

I keep trying to tell her, “It’s not your room.”

Spoofs of Ram’s Copied Ad

While I’m a little late to the game here, it seems the Paul Harvey/Ram ad was a (legitimate) copy of a Farms.com YouTube ad. This isn’t a post to criticize Ram Trucks. This is a post extolling ad-people for creating the following two spoofs. Not Paul Harvey – And God Created an Ad Person So […]

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