Friday Link Pack

Big Bird, you had a turbulent week! Same goes for PBS.

– Google Street View now features underwater maps. (via Amrit)

10 Peanuts Characters You’ve Probably Forgotten: One of the most bizarre characters in the Peanuts universe was “555 95472,” or “5” for short. Introduced in September 1963, 5 explained that his father was so upset about people being seen as “just a number,” he renamed the entire family as a series of digits.

– Cadbury won a High Court battle giving it exclusive rights to use Pantone 2685C. You gotta be kidding!? (via @adaptordie)

– H&FJ’s recommendations for books on typography.

Pictalicious is a color palette generator. Upload an image and you’ll get suggestions on what colors to use.

A heart clutch? Yes, please.

10 Videos about the Creative Process

Netbot, a full-featured iPhone App.net client.

– Meet the 2012 MacArthur Fellows

– Here’s your chance to become a studiomates: Oak is hiring an intern.

– Tempted to order this so I can see what it’s like to be my son’s height. He’s 2.

Caped Superman & Batman Onesie Pajamas For Grown-ups

– Design your new Twitter header – with a free PSD for pixel perfection!

– DIY’s CTO @thisandagain made a library to calculate the probability that a commenter is a troll. (via Zach)

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– See how many fake followers you or your friends have on Twitter. (via hideh)

6 Comments leave a comment below

  1. I dunno — I think the Cadbury thing is legitimate. It’s only applying to chocolate products, not all products. It makes sense that someone would pick up a Nestle bar if it were in that same purple thinking it was a Cadbury bar. I know I, for one, would be mad if I accidentally purchased Nestle over Cadbury.

  2. Another great Friday link pack – Thanks Tina and have a happy weekend!

  3. Agree with the Cadbury ruling. Sounds fair.

  4. I don’t have a problem with the Cadbury ruling at all. It’s limited in scope and range, has long established use and recognition with the brand. It seems logical and right. I think it a great ruling that is well backed up.

  5. I agree with the posts here. Many other companies do this already.
    Great list though! :-)

  6. Also agree with the Cadbury ruling. Tiffany Blue is trademarked, too, so this wouldn’t be the first time a brand has exclusivity over a color.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiffany_Blue

    http://press.tiffany.com/ViewBackgrounder.aspx?backgrounderId=6

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