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)
– See how many fake followers you or your friends have on Twitter. (via hideh)
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.
Oct 5th, 2012 / 4:40 pm
Another great Friday link pack – Thanks Tina and have a happy weekend!
Oct 5th, 2012 / 4:53 pm
Agree with the Cadbury ruling. Sounds fair.
Oct 6th, 2012 / 5:24 pm
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.
Oct 7th, 2012 / 3:11 am
I agree with the posts here. Many other companies do this already.
Great list though! :-)
Oct 8th, 2012 / 3:40 pm
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.
Oct 9th, 2012 / 11:25 am