Category Archives: Portugal

Logo & Corporate Identity | Protruding ray doppelgängers

Who’s inspiring whom?  The advent of the internet has brought the world to our fingertips like never before. Images that we’ve never had access to, or could only see on TV or read in the news, are now in cyberspace. All … Continue reading

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Logo + Corporate Identity | Folded ribbon doppelgängers

If you think logos, corporate identity and any other brand logos are truly original these days… think again. There’s plenty company, the world over. Whether doppelgängers, look-alikes, wannabes, copies, or plain plagiarism, similarities abound. Sheer coincidence?  Hey, in the era of … Continue reading

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How much does $1 buy around the world?

Ever wondered how far your money stretches? The value of money varies across the world. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon a story from Lonely Planet that looked at answering the simple question: “How much is US$1.00 … Continue reading

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Brand Building | Color meanings across cultures [Orange]

Further blogposts on the subject of intercultural brand-building and the role of color. It never fails to peak my interest, as the human race has been communicating through signs, symbols, shapes, and colors throughout history. And it never ceases to amaze … Continue reading

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Brand Building | Owning the color pink

More on the role of color and branding. The two are inseparable. Without spending too much about it, as I’ve covered it in depth, especially when “culture” is thrown in, and the whole “brew” becomes a very interesting concoction (and … Continue reading

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Logo & Corporate Identity | Separated at birth?

  If you think logos, corporate identity and any other brand logos are truly original these days… think again. There’s plenty company, the world over. Whether doppelgängers, look-alikes, wannabes, copies, or plain plagiarism, similarities abound. Sheer coincidence? Hey, in the era of … Continue reading

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Logo & Corporate Identity | Smiley faces galore

If you think logos, corporate identity and any other brand logos are truly original these days… think again. There’s plenty company, the world over. Whether doppelgängers, look-alikes, wannabes, copies, or plain plagiarism, similarities abound. Sheer coincidence? Hey, in the era of internet, … Continue reading

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