Monday, March 26, 2012

Thematic Photographic 189 - Branded


Vanished
Delray Beach, FL, December 2009

It would be an understatement to say we live in a consumer-driven society. We're surrounded by never-ending pressure to buy stuff, with advertisers and marketers finding ever new ways to get ever more aggressive messages in front of our eyes, around our ears and even inside our heads.

At the center of it all is the brand. Coke, Chevy or Apple...get comfortable with that brand and the rest of the process, as they say, is gravy (or, not, as is the case with the Hummer, and it'll, thankfully, disappear forever.) Brands are so central to our day-to-day lives that I'd like us to spend the next week exploring it as part of Thematic. Are you game?

Your turn: Please share a photo of a brand - logo, name, whatever you think qualifies - and post it to your blog. Similarly, if you've already shared something online, that's fair game, too. Leave a comment here letting everyone know where to find it, then skip around to other participants to spread the joy - and the word. Repeat, if you wish, because more is always merrier. Click here for more background on how Thematic works, and please accept my thanks for making this such a highlight for so many.

12 comments:

Michael Manning said...

Hi Carmi: I blogged recently about Fender guitars, which is ironic that I found a car here--a Hummer! Another fine post!!

Max Sartin said...

Party like a Rockstar.
Here is my first entry.

Lisa Shafer said...

And mine's a little creepy this time.....
http://lisashafer.blogspot.com/2012/03/photo-mysteries-writers-game-17.html

But come one over and play the game anyway.

Bob Scotney said...

You haven't really driven me to drink.
http://bit.ly/GVPOS6

lailani said...

Perfect! And here I thought why am I taking a picture of this logo?!? And now, this week, you give the answer!

http://thegreengrassgrowsallaround.blogspot.com/2012/03/thematic-photographic-189-branded.html

Karen S. said...

Awesome photo Carmi! What an interesting theme too. I can see this playing out in so many versions. Here's mine

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2012/03/thematic-photographic-189-branded.html

Little Nell said...

Nice topic, but gave me a shock when I delved into my albums. Here's my contribution to this week’s theme.

Steve Gravano said...

Hi Carmi, its been a while, but the Hummer grill just got me thinking.
http://stevegravano.blogspot.com/2012/03/mack-thematic-photographic-189-branded.html

Gilly said...

Couldn't think what to take as my offering - but it was looking at me all the time! Find it HERE

Juniper said...

Hi Carmi, Here is mine, just in time!

Karen S. said...

Spreading some more branded here
Enjoy your Sunday everyone!


http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2012/04/thematic-photographic-189-branded.html

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I have a last minute entry! Hold the door, hold the door!

Generally, my pictures don't involve any brands (because, you know). However, someone (Jim, himself, perhaps?) parked this Jaguar on the dirt road near the house this weekend. Normally, no one parks on the road, and this car stuck out.

It's all the way at the bottom.

Jims Jag
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