As part of our agency rebranding, we’ve all been tasked with finding a suitable image for the reverse side of our business cards. Apparently it should represent our image and personality, be quirky, but important to us.
Avoiding copyright infringement means I can’t use any bad-ass images of Superman, we can’t have any people we ‘know’ – assuming this includes famous people scratches out using Kirk, Kara Thrace or Tim Berners-Lee etc – even his Semantic Web stack is too square to use as well. (Put this on a t-shirt for me and I’ll be your friend forever).
Anyway, after trawling Flickr for anything half decent under a Creative Commons license I’ve narrowed it down to five images – bit geeky, quite unimaginative, cliché retro.
The background is as good as the joystick itself, TMNT ftw.
Atari 2600 games
Brilliant. We could use patterns instead of photos if we like – this is almost both.
Could I pass this off as me?
Older still, maybe a bit obvious.
Then I started looking for trash – I love photography of pretty much anything abandoned or broken. Flickr has a great pool of Abandoned Swimming pools.
Mac and Toaster
They belong together!
Possibly the strongest contender. Looks like they’re their holding cables ready to cross the road. Not too overly techy either?
What do you think?
Suggestions/recommendations/votes welcome – need to decide before Friday!