January 05, 2006

Brianstorms, Retrievr'd

So everyone's talking about Retrievr, a new "search by sketch" service that helps you find images within Flickr.


I decided to search for the letters to the word "brianstorms". Hey, if it came back with something cool, I'd use it as the logo! Well, maybe.

So I set about sketching in all the letters:

I sketched in "b". I sketched in "r". I sketched in "i". "a". "n". "s". "t". "o". "m". Here's a composite of all the letters I sketched:

Each time I then grabbed the first image that Retrievr offered as a match. I reasoned that "first" was the leftmost image in the top row in the list of image results.

So, here's the new "brianstorms" logo, after it's been Retrievr'd.

Click above for full-size version

I dunno. You tell me. Which is better, that, or the original logo?

Nice try, but I think I'll stick with my version. :-)

Posted by brian at January 5, 2006 07:34 AM


I'm still holiding out for the service that finds a song based on my badly-whistled half-remembered rendition.

Posted by: Chris at January 5, 2006 01:32 PM

Actually, I prefer the hand-written letters for b r i a n s t o r m s!

Posted by: anthropocentric at January 5, 2006 09:56 PM

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