Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
marypcb

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
Subscribe

  • My tweets

    Sun, 13:31: RT @ mtarral: libmicrovmi now has an official Windows release https://t.co/hpf5bh1wn9 Bundled drivers: - VirtualBox (icebox) -…

  • My tweets

    Sat, 14:45: Assume breach/zero trust is the same 'protect the data not the device/boundary' I've been writing about since Windows 8…

  • My tweets

    Fri, 13:34: RT @ DavidHenigUK: I recall hearing this gradual shift of staff out of the UK under European regulatory pressure predicted in 2017.…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments