by Patrick Ilagan . December 15th, 2013
Everyone knows who Santa Claus is, not to mention the whole story around him. The problem is that his story or rather his interpretation varies from different countries. Now, in order to perfectly tie all these loose ideas about Santa, UK based agency, Quiteroom made this amazing and not to mention hilarious brand book about Santa.
The *Santa* Brand Book (yes, it has to have asterisks as the brand book suggests) pokes fun at many branding strategies that are used by many companies all over the world. The brand book is aimed to educate everyone how to “live to the brand” of *Santa*. The book discusses about the typeface and what should be the correct Pantone color to use, and why should we use *Santa* with asterisk.
Designers who often work with brand books are sure to find this hilarious. While some of the branding strategies told by the brand book might come across as silly, some of the things done and shown in the brand book are done by companies in real life. One example is the silly and obnoxious use of brand names like Sony PLAYSTATION 3 which was mentioned in Fast Company.
The brand book is perfect for this season specially for those who are deeply into branding and marketing. For those who have a Grinch of a friend who’s into marketing, this might be a good share to spread the holiday cheer! So live the brand! Snap it! Clap it Wrap it* What do you guys think? Share your thoughts at the comments below!
Patrick Jude Ilagan is a graphic designer/photographer hailing from the vast jungles of urban Manila. Always on the look out for visually appealing stuff he scours the internet and the bustling city in search of inspiration. His tools for mass creation is a Canon 500D along with a wide array of lights and lenses plus a 4 year old (but still fighting) laptop. Check out his work on Tumblr.
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