October 08, 2006

What's Blue, Yellow and Linear? - #38


I think the colours give this away... This is the Arabic version of a famous logo - can you guess the brand?

I'm quite interested with the process from taking a logo with English wording and then translating this into non English characters such as Arabic, Cantonese, Cyrillic, Japanese etc. It's not just translation, but also graphical translation.

The shot was taken today in Dubai Festival City - a very interesting new area springing up next to the Creek. There will be rented accommodation for approx 10,000 people, 40 restaurants, 4 5 star hotels, a golf course and a marina as well as a huge amount of shops. It is the biggest real estate project in the world that is owned by one man, Mr Al Futtaim.

It looks a nice place to live...

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

your blog is all about dubai
an excellent panorama including the minute and slight details in dubai
i couldn't undersatnd really why almost most of the bloggers who live in dubai never hint anything about their countries of origin and they all speak of it as home not a place where they live in or a country where their job is located
i knida thought that's strange at first but blogs like yours help to understand the secret(charming dubai)
nice job and nice blog)
D

Gavin Hart said...

I must say that I find your photos to be certainly above average artistically among the blogs that I have been looking at. The angles and framing are well thought out and your subject matter is also very interesting.

ilva said...

The Swede in me just screams IKEA! Am I right?

Nathalie said...

Yes absolutely - IKEA OF COURSE, that was my first thought!!!

Keropok Man said...

It should be IKEA. The colour is exactly the same as in this post of mine! :-)

http://keropokman.blogspot.com/2006/08/singaporeans-loves-swedish-meatballs.html

Jing said...

oooo....IKEA ???
:)
I have no idea about that brand...but I like IKEA!
And I noticed some interesting things in this photo...
beautiful colour and beautiful composition of different colours!
Well....I am thinking how about seating on that chair??...:P
beautiful shot!
...Jing

Jing said...

oooo....IKEA ???
:)
I have no idea about that brand...but I like IKEA!
And I noticed some interesting things in this photo...
beautiful colour and beautiful composition of different colours!
Well....I am thinking how about seating on that chair??...:P
beautiful shot!
...Jing

Jing said...

oooo....IKEA ???
:)
I have no idea about that brand...but I like IKEA!
And I noticed some interesting things in this photo...
beautiful colour and beautiful composition of different colours!
Well....I am thinking how about seating on that chair??...:P
beautiful shot!
...Jing

Zsolt72 said...

My very first thought was IKEA too...totally the same colour and its exotic to see the text with arabic letters.

Lisi said...

oh I was late but before I read the other comments, my guess is also Ikea :-)

DXBluey said...

You are all of course correct - it is IKEA.

Well done Ilva for being first - although being Swedish may have helped :)

Anon - thanks for your comments - nice to hear postive things!

Thanks to all!