Posts tagged Imaginary Brands

batmanremix:

Here is the first remixed component of the Batman Reimagined project. What would a television commercial for Wayne Enterprises look like? Now you can see for yourself. 

It’s no secret that Batman is funded and equipped via Bruce Wayne’s multi-billion dollar fortune and through his ownership of Wayne Enterprises. What you might not know is that Wayne Enterprises is a massive company of truly Orwellian proportions. If the corporation really existed it would most likely be the largest, most powerful company on the planet - bigger than General Electric, Boeing, Chevron and Lockheed Martin combined.

Although primarily known as a military defense contractor, Wayne Enterprises is actually comprised of dozens of subsidiaries involved in all sectors of the economy in Gotham City and around the world (operating in 190 countries). The Wayne family corporation literally built most of Gotham over the years and still owns a good chunk of the city today. Based on the DC and Batman wikis the corporation includes the following divisions:

Wayne Electronics
Wayne Technologies
Wayne Biotech
Wayne Medical
Wayne Healthcare (which runs Gotham Cities healthcare system)
Wayne Pharmaceuticals
Wayne Foods
Wayne Shipping
Wayne Steel
Wayne Automotive
Wayne Shipbuilders
Wayne Aerospace
Wayne Weapons
Wayne Aviation
Wayne Airlines
Wayne Chemicals
Wayne Industries
Wayne Oil
Wayne Botanical
Wayne Mining (which mines precious metals in Africa)
Wayne Manufacturing
Wayne Research Institute
Wayne Energy
Wayne Electric
Wayne Studios
Wayne Entertainment (including ownership of The Daily Planet newspaper)
Wayne Records
Wayne Stage
Wayne Television
Wayne Retail

Based on this extensive list of properties and holdings, Forbes’ magazine seems to have severely underestimated the value of the company in their 2007 list of the 25 Largest Fictional Companies. Forbes estimated Wayne Enterprises sales at only $31.3 billion which is a ridiculously low figure for such an omnipresent multinational corporation.

Wayne Enterprises - Everything Everywhere Everyday

If you liked this, you may also enjoy two novels that provided inspiration for it: Jim Munroe’s Everyone in Silico, where I first found the idea of a corporate-sponsored afterlife; Rudy Rucker’s trippy Postsingular, which introduced me to the horrifying idea of consciousness slums.

Via Bruce Sterling / Beyond the Beyond

sciencefiction:

These are fictional magazine covers from Blade Runner. They were created by production illustrator Tom Southwell in 1980-1981 and appeared in the background on a magazine stand in the city streets. (!!!!)

Weyland Industries

Impressive site includes company timeline, dating all the way back to … 2015.

Vulture Lists Fake Websites Made Up By TV

productdisplacement:

Most of the sites listed have been covered in this blog.  They missed a few like Amoozoo (United States of Tara), MyFace (One Life to Live) and WeTube.biz (Raising Hope).  Next, time bring me in as a consultant/fact-checker, okay, NY Mag?

grossnational:

REMOVER INSTALLER®

grossnational:

REMOVER INSTALLER®


Plenty of soaps are made with natural ingredients. Usually what that means is that they’re made of ground-up flowers and tropical fruits. If you’re going to shower, be a man about it. Introducing the only soap made with electrolytes, caffeine, and punching. Don’t waste your time with anything less. You’re welcome.
First-time ever officially licensed
Modeled from original fight club props and artwork
Caffeinated. Because.

(via Omni Consumer Products — Fight Club Soap - Logo Bar)

Plenty of soaps are made with natural ingredients. Usually what that means is that they’re made of ground-up flowers and tropical fruits. If you’re going to shower, be a man about it. Introducing the only soap made with electrolytes, caffeine, and punching. Don’t waste your time with anything less. You’re welcome.

First-time ever officially licensed

Modeled from original fight club props and artwork

Caffeinated. Because.

(via Omni Consumer Products — Fight Club Soap - Logo Bar)


Jabot Cosmetics has been a bustling concern for years, even though the average person has been unable to sample its wares or buy any of its products. That’s changing, however, as Jabot (rhymes with “merlot”), a fictional marketer that exists solely in the storylines of CBS’s long-running “Young & the Restless,” turns actual marketer and takes on the likes of L’Oreal and Maybelline. Starting this month, Jabot products will be real and available for purchase, while also appearing during “Young & the Restless” to bolster storylines. 

'Young & Restless' Faux Jabot Brand Is Now Reality | MediaWorks - Advertising Age
Thanks: @yellowowlwkshop

Jabot Cosmetics has been a bustling concern for years, even though the average person has been unable to sample its wares or buy any of its products. That’s changing, however, as Jabot (rhymes with “merlot”), a fictional marketer that exists solely in the storylines of CBS’s long-running “Young & the Restless,” turns actual marketer and takes on the likes of L’Oreal and Maybelline. Starting this month, Jabot products will be real and available for purchase, while also appearing during “Young & the Restless” to bolster storylines. 

'Young & Restless' Faux Jabot Brand Is Now Reality | MediaWorks - Advertising Age

Thanks: @yellowowlwkshop

Dunder Mifflin Morphs Into Real-Life Brand - WSJ.com

The struggles of fictional paper company Dunder Mifflin to compete with real-life office-supply chains like Staples Inc. are a running joke on NBC’s “The Office.” Now, an online outlet owned by Staples is using the Dunder Mifflin name to try to sell more copy paper.

Staples’ Quill.com has struck a licensing deal with NBC’s parent company to launch a Dunder Mifflin brand. Priced largely above private-label copy paper, the Dunder Mifflin packages will be emblazoned with slogans such as “Our motto is, ‘Quabity First’ ” and “Get Your Scrant on,” well-known phrases from the comedy series.

tymn:

 
“Uh-uh-uh. You didn’t say the magic word.”
InGen, Jurassic Park (1993) | via Dustin Scott Miller

tymn:

“Uh-uh-uh. You didn’t say the magic word.”

InGen, Jurassic Park (1993) | via Dustin Scott Miller

tymn:

 “Yeah, I can fly.”
Stark Industries, Iron Man (2008)

tymn:

 “Yeah, I can fly.”

Stark Industries, Iron Man (2008)

"T-shirt designs based on William Gibson’s classic Sprawl cyberpunk trilogy." T-shirts inspired by Gibson’s Sprawl novels – Boing Boing

"T-shirt designs based on William Gibson’s classic Sprawl cyberpunk trilogy." T-shirts inspired by Gibson’s Sprawl novels – Boing Boing

Tumblr FAUXGO: “A fauxgo (fake logo) is a symbol or other small design created to represent a fictional company that exists only on film. “ 

Tumblr FAUXGO: “A fauxgo (fake logo) is a symbol or other small design created to represent a fictional company that exists only on film. “ 

(via Bem Legaus!: Skates dos Simpsons)
Simpsons skateboards. Naturally I’m partial to the Duff example.

(via Bem Legaus!: Skates dos Simpsons)

Simpsons skateboards. Naturally I’m partial to the Duff example.

(via ThinkGeek :: Soylent Green Crackers)

a special blend of herbs and people. Wait, what?

$8.99 a box. Why did it take so long for this to happen? (Or maybe these have been available for longer than I realize?) Anyway: Super.

(via ThinkGeek :: Soylent Green Crackers)

a special blend of herbs and people. Wait, what?

$8.99 a box. Why did it take so long for this to happen? (Or maybe these have been available for longer than I realize?) Anyway: Super.