Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
carpe demi

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.



Slyly Suggestive Subliminal Signs

"I swear, if you look at it just right, it says something!"
  (+11, -1)(+11, -1)
(+11, -1)
  [vote for,

Whilst journeying into town (gotta love the word "whilst") I saw a great number of signs. I looked at one, saw the letters, an thought about them, and had an idea.

Every business should have a hidden messge in their name. And then, they should strategically position objects, so that from a busy intersection/parking lot/place, some of the letters are blocked, and the hidden message is revealed.

For instance (a rough example):

Bugoyta Herrie's Sausages

Bu##y## He#r#e Sausages

The odd side effect is that many businesses would end up with exotic/Russian sounding names.

Kudos to the person who can come up with the best hidden message name

DesertFox, Nov 25 2005

Sneakers http://imdb.com/title/tt0105435/
SETEC ASTRONOMY [AfroAssault, Nov 25 2005]

Slyly suggestive signs http://b3ta.com/fea.../phalliclogoawards/
...but probably not intended... [DrCurry, Nov 25 2005]

Classic http://www.flickr.c...0reason/3123377121/
Seen from the first traffic lights after crossing the bridge to Cambridge MA [harperolocito, Mar 31 2009]

SFX - Science Fiction magazine. http://www.sfx.co.u...=/Previous%20issues
have been slyly and suggestively obscuring the magazine title for many years. [DrBob, Mar 31 2009]

Please log in.
If you're not logged in, you can see what this page looks like, but you will not be able to add anything.
Short name, e.g., Bob's Coffee
Destination URL. E.g., https://www.coffee.com/
Description (displayed with the short name and URL.)

       There are websites that revel in the hidden meanings of business logos. Some are hilarious - if I remember, I'll post a link.
DrCurry, Nov 25 2005

       This is an invitation to generate a list.
bristolz, Nov 25 2005

       ... which will mean that it's marked–for– deletion the moment it becomes one.
jonthegeologist, Nov 25 2005

sleeka, Nov 25 2005

       :) sounds fun--- but subliminal advertising is illegal in the US :(
wakeNbake, Mar 16 2006

       Reminds me of the old ING commercials wiith the guy asking what the whole word on the bench with only "ING" visible was (ING being the whole word itself of course.)
Spacecoyote, Mar 30 2009

       I was on a bus and saw a poster warning about 'rug abuse' (the 'd' being hidden by a pole). It got me wondering about whether they are typically smoked or snorted. And musing that there's no such thing as a soft rug...
imaginality, Mar 30 2009

       [imaginality] Rug abuse is what rug beaters do.
mouseposture, Mar 30 2009

       Also reminds me of the "Columbo" episode where one had to be standing in the exact center of a field next to a cannon, in order to see a cider jug hanging out a dorm window.
phundug, Mar 30 2009

       S****thorpe isn't suggestive or sublimanal, just unfortunate in this age of overzealous censorship software.
Spacecoyote, Apr 01 2009


back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle