This billboard near my home has outlived the business whose opening it was advertising. (The dealership only lasted for two months and closed a few weeks ago. We’ll see how long the billboad lasts.)
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4 Responses to ““Now Open,” Now Closed”
Toyota is going out of business? What’s going to happen to the age-old proverb? (What’s good for Toyota is good for America)…the link seems to be out of business too.
Nice catch. And I’d never noticed the eyelike qualities of the Toyota logo either. I had noticed that it had a loose T inside the oval, and that it looked a bit like a steering wheel, but somehow the eye had evaded me. I think that logo might have been designed by a friend’s uncle in Ireland about 20 years ago, unless I’m confusing it with some other logo. (Now that I’ve googled, I discover that the timing is right, but I don’t find anything about the identity of the designer. One site does point out that all the letters of “Toyota” can be discerned in the logo with a bit of imagination.
That CBS logo is a lot creepier on billboards than it is on TV. Big Corporate is watching you…