Billboard Doubles As Furnitures

Smart Ideas for Smarter Cities

IBM has churned out a series of billboards that doubles as furnitures in their effort to promote the company’s ideology of ‘smarter thinking’ when it comes to creating solutions for the city. IBM believes that city planning and design should have the citizens in mind. The ads also encourage people to share their ideas on how they can improve their neighborhood.

Shelter Billboard

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Bench Billboard

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Slope Billboard

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The Spot

 

Great idea, executed to perfection.

 

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25 Logos and what it stands for

Ever wondered what these famous logos stand for? We pronounced the brand name as it is – initials – but never thought of what it means. We are bringing the answers to you now. (:

Home Box Office
(initially proposed as ‘The Green Channel’)
Television


Volkswagen
(stands for ‘People’s Car’)
Automotive


The Learning Channel
(founded in 1972)
Television

Advanced Micro Devices
(a 43-year old California company)
Electronics


Array Technologies Inc.
(Nvidia’s main competitor)
Electronics

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Systeme, Anwendungen, Produkte
(Systems Applications and Products)
(started by 5 ex-IBM employees)
Software Manufacturer

International Business Machines
(also known as ‘Big Blue’)
Computer & Technology


Hewlett-Packard
(founded by William (Bill) Redington Hewlett and Dave Packard)
Information Technology

General Electric
(3rd largest company in the world)
Conglomerate

Federal Express
(can you see the arrow in the logo)
Logistics

Columbia Broadcasting System
(sometimes referred to as the ‘Eye Network’)
Television

British Broadcasting Corporation
(largest broadcaster in the world)
Television


American Broadcasting Company
(sometimes referred to as the ‘Alphabet Network’)
Television

Cable News Network
(first channel to provide 24-hour news service)
Television


Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company

(producer of over 55,000 products)
Conglomerate

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(established in 1958)
Aeronautical

Bayerische Motoren Werke (Bavarian Motor Works)
(first car produced was named ‘Dixi’)
Automotive

United Parcel Service
(nicknamed as ‘Brown’)
Courier

Victor Company of Japan
(developed the VHS Recorder, Video Home System)
Electronics


The Microsoft Network

(Microsoft based Internet Service Provider)

Scientifically Treated Petroleum
(strongest company name when it launched in 1953)
Automotive Oil


Entertainment and Sports Programming Network
(logo remains the same since 1985)
Television

James Bullough Lansing
(James created JBL after leaving Altec Lansing in 1946)
Audio Electronics

Bill and Don Kirschner
(founded by brothers Bill and Don in 1961)
Sporting Goods

National Broadcasting Company
(sometimes referred to as ‘Peacock Network’)
Television

Kinda noticed that these Television companies have a nickname – The Eye, Peacock. Weirdly interesting. Which is your favorite logo? And did I missed anything out? Feel that there are a million more out there but I only managed to cough up these few famous brands. Let me know should one come to your mind. Cheers!