Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Our own public version of Where's Waldo

I saw a mock up of the work product of a graphic designer friend of mine today that happened to contain a picture of a another friend who shall remain nameless. (For those of you who know him, your guesses as to his identity will be confirmed as correct if you know the answer to this question: which friend was the first to dance in a nightclub wearing a yellow jumpsuit?).

I was sad to learn from my designer friend that the photo of our friend was just temporarily there as filler and was likely to be replaced, I found myself thinking, what a shame! It would be very fulfilling to see this person's face on the final print of the material being produced for use on a national market. And, honestly, no one would know the difference. The photo is professionally done, and relevant to the company's corporate image. It could kind of be our own version of "Where's Waldo?" - only, "Where's (for lack of the name) yellow jumpsuit guy?" (To be clear, though, the yellow garment itself is not pictured.)

I told my graphic designer friend that I would pay him $10 to leave the photo of our friend on the design. I also think that others of you might want to add your monies to the cause of keeping this face in the design work. Any bidders?