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Gap calls a Mulligan

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Gap calls a Mulligan

According to some sources Gap has recently changed its logo back to the iconic big blue square. This is after the whole internet became vocal about the change in the company’s icon. We all know the power of the internet is mighty and can do a great number of things, in this case reclaim brand recognition. Gap has lent understanding ears to the cries of the many and decided that if it was ever to sell anything again, then the company needed the support back from the populous.

I know we made fun of the Gap and I guess this guy has little going for him now that the joke is over. I guess the real question is how terrible of a concept must something be to warrant Gap buyers to cry out in hysterics? And by “Gap buyers,” I mean soccer moms (who can get angry) and children, as they are the only demographics I have ever seen in the store.  Sorry, Gap.  You used to have people that constantly need more pleated pants.  However, people with pleated pants have obviously given up! You pissed them off.

But, now the day is saved once again thanks to the internet!

P.S.- Burn your pleated pants; flat front pants are the way to go every time.

Gap’s newest logo becomes the art community’s newest joke

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Gap’s newest logo becomes the art community’s newest joke

It’s kind of sad when a newly created logo for a very recognized brand becomes the butt of a joke.  Last week, Gap unveiled their new logo for their brand.  With a company that big, usually a new logo is seen and given a huge round of applause. But, instead, Gap received many boos and hisses from the art community.

To re-brand a brand, usually logos go through extensive research, concepts and versions that are done by a team of creative personnel. What Gap did seems to be the work of one marketing guy who just learned that Helvetica is an awesome font. But, then again, I’ve never rebranded a logo for that big of a company. So, what do I know.

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Jessica Nigri continues her quest to make our beloved characters sexier

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Jessica Nigri continues her quest to make our beloved characters sexier

We first caught a glimpse of Jessica Nigri at the 2009 Comic Con posing as one hot Pikachu.  Then, we saw her again at the 2010 Comic Con.  Now, she has sent us new pictures of her latest cosplay creation of what seems to be a cross between a playboy bunny and Zero Suit Samus.

I’ve asked her what character she’ll be “sexifying” next. But, she said it was a “secret.” Oh well. For all the pictures, go past the break.

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Let me show you my Lego Pokemans

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Let me show you my Lego Pokemans

LEGO artists continue to amaze me.  It takes a special type of creative talent to create LEGO models without the help of a step-by-step booklet.  I know that when I play with LEGO bricks, I usually just follow the instructions and build the model as shown on the front of the box.  (Yea, I know. I’m a “square” and just do what I’m told.) When completed, I fly my 8-bit helicopter around while making sound effects with my mouth. (Admit it. You still do that too.)

But, for Flickr member Filip, he is no square. He doesn’t need some book to tell him what to make. All he needs are LEGO bricks and his vast amounts of creative juices. Check out some of Filip’s pokemans after the break.

[via Flickr]

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The Zelda Project – Taking Cosplay to Another Level

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The Zelda Project – Taking Cosplay to Another Level

Cosplay is an art form that takes a lot of time, dedication, and money.  At almost every event that the Pixelated Geek staff covers, we are impressed with what dedicated fans do to represent their favorite franchise and/or character.  However, it is not often that we are blown away by such fantastically detailed costumes.

Recently, we were tipped off about a group of very dedicated cosplayers that are recreating the Zelda universe in real life.  The Zelda Project (TZP) is a grassroots cosplay project originally thought out by costume designer, Sarah Quillian. The TZP team’s goal is to create a very detailed and unique film trailer by December 2011.  The first part of their project, which is currently underway, consists of creating the costumes, hiring the right looking actors that look similar to the characters, finding the right locations that could represent Hyrule, then creating beautiful photosets like the one seen past the break.

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