Tattoo an Apple. Make an Edible Logo.

by mikonmark on October 21, 2012

A Japanese fruit producer is “tan-tattooing” apples and for a little co-branding fun.

The grower places the sticker on the apple and as the apple grows it gets darker leaving the stickered area lighter.

Below is a bushel box of finished product. It is amazing that some crafty branding jock in the US hasn’t thought of this.

I saw this article on CNET (from


Design Cost of Famous Logos

by mikonmark on August 9, 2012

Last week I railed on the outlandish design cost for the 2012 London Olympic Logo. Yesterday posted an article with the cost of 14 of some of the most iconic logos and some not so iconic. Click here to go to the article.

I thought the London Olympic Logo was pricey, but BP spent an astonishing $211,000,000 on their green and yellow sunburst logo!  Accenture spent $100,000,000. That is nuts. What are the CEO’s of these companies thinking?

Compare that to Nike. They spent $35. Twitter $15. Google $0. Sergey Brin one of Google’s founders designed it on Gimp, an open source graphics software.


Susan Kare: Interview With an Iconic Designer

December 5, 2010

Susan Kare: Interview With an Iconic Designer [GALLERY]. Susan Kare is Iconic in the field of computer and web icons. She did most of the work of Apple’s original Mac Computers. Click the link above for a great Mashable article. You can create your own vector graphics icons at Or use icons at parties and conferences […]

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Best 3 NFL Helmet Logos and Symbols

November 29, 2010

This week I will render an “authoritative” opinion on the best three NFL helmet logos. Next week I will do the worst three NFL helmets. Here are the criteria for a good logo that weighs into my choices.  Image only. Logos that have letters or initials are unimaginative. A good logo is iconic. Artistic interpretation […]

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Football Play Calling Symbols

November 8, 2010

I have been noticing college football teams using sets of large symbols to call plays from the sidelines.  This is an example used by the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the overtime victory or the Iowa State Cyclones this last Saturday. Several weeks ago I watched the Oregon Ducks use similar symbols. Below is a great article […]

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Top 16 Unusual Foursquare Badges

August 5, 2010
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Did you ever notice that Foursquare badges look a lot like mikon stickers? Checkout Nevertheless, Mashable just posted Top 16 Unusual Foursquare Badges . Some of these are pretty cool.  Make your own badges that symbolize where you have been at You can make them at Mikons, get strickers printed, and share them with […]

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