Friday, November 21, 2008

Brand aid

Here’s someone else with the old OTN spirit. Michael Klant has been collecting brand names that are also the names of an artist. His book Art Brands: When Dogs Eat Beuys is packed with names as brands including the bright yellow crane branded Vermeer. In New Zealand we have the textbook example of this concept in brand Billy Apple. The parallel to Apple (logo included and even closer since Apple dropped the word Computer from its name in 2007) slips perfectly into the genre.

So, we’re on the hunt for brand NZ artists and any help you can give will be appreciated. Now, where was it we last saw that Angus construction crane?