Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

It's not nearly as funny, but there is a meaning behind the Surface graffiti

The recent appearance of chalked Surface images on a hipster New York wall has resulted in a dense semiotic analysis (no more truck PCs!), but there are some less humorous things to learn from the chalk art, which also showed up at the Surface launch in LA. I think they're really clever.

Red, pink and blue; bright colours for the Touch Covers that snap onto Surface and turn it into a notebook you can balance on your lap.

Dotted outline: the keyboard cover is optional and removable. But it's in every image, because it's going to be a huge part of the product story and you're going to want it.

16:9: when we picked up our badges for the Surface event, even before we saw PRs from the Windows team, we could tell it was going to be a tablet - because what else has the 16:9 ratio? And the dotted lines from the keyboard were used on things like the card with our demo slot on and the card with the Wi-Fi password on.

Even on the chalked keyboards you can see details like the two buttons for the touch pad or the markings for the home keys...

Tags: microsoft, photo, surface, technology

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