Friday is here and the long weekend is just a few hours away – can I get an Amen? In this week's Prominent Post-its, we’ll once again look back on the past week and offer our take on the peculiar and the prominent. What’s up, first week of September?
2020 is Looking Artsy: Kanye’s Dramatic Announcement If you were howling in laughter while simultaneously trying not to throw up this past Sunday night, then you probably watched Kanye West’s Video Vanguard acceptance speech at the VMAs – aka the longest and most dumbfounding presidential announcement possibly ever. After getting on stage, Kanye let (basically asked) the crowd to applaud for an uncomfortably long time and, since we know this man enjoys dramatization, ended his odd speech with the words, “I have decided in 2020 to run for president.” Mic drop. Jaw drop. Welp, this self-proclaimed artist is at least showing us that he does know a thing or two about marketing – and also that today, anything is possible.
Out With the Old, In With the New World
On Monday, Google changed its iconic logo. Unlike the typeface that’s been displayed above the search box since 1999 – with literary old serifs – the new logo appears in a bespoke typeface called Product Sans inspired by schoolbook letter-printing (luckily still including the famous blue-red-yellow-blue-green-red color sequence). Google described its new design as “simple, friendly, and approachable” – which is clearly the point. Google is pushing to seamlessly guide users from one product to the next. For that to work, Google needs a crisp visual system. Enter: new logo, which has already been compared to children’s refrigerator magnets, McDonald’s French fries, and (gasp) Comic Sans. As Big Brother Google works to represent brand unity with new parent company, Alphabet, and reinvent itself as a brand that considers humans over machines, we can rest assured that there’s a method to this madness – and it’s probably already taking over our lives.
Free At Last: Brady’s Balls Deemed Great
It’s finally over and New Englanders can raise their Dunkin' Donuts iced coffees in joy. Yesterday, a judge overturned Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension and even stated that he was treated unfairly during the process. Thank you. Now Brady wins at life again and the NFL continues to work on improving its reputation. Good luck, NFL. Let’s just watch some football – with Tom Brady on the field. Let's get that fifth ring!
#FBF - Nickelodeon is Bringing Back the Faves!
Social media tells us that people, especially Millennials, enjoy nostalgia. Specifically, conversations on social media show that fans want to bring back their beloved shows – and smart networks like Nickelodeon have been listening. Nickelodeon is revamping its lineup with old shows from when the network first began. While the shows that will be returning have not yet been announced, Nickelodeon has a plethora of fan favorites in its vault to break out, like Rugrats, Doug, Welcome Freshman, and Ren & Stimpy. Kick back on that big red couch, grab some Gushers, and relive the good old days!
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