Patrick Hosmer’s new blog post today — “Branded Censorship Will Make Us All Rich” — is pure genius. Patrick’s a great young producer, another breakout talent from the land of mtvU (there’s something in the water at mtvU).
Patrick’s a graphic designer, writer, editor, producer…basically a one man creative force. He’s not just brilliant, he is funny, handsome, funny, incisive, sarcastic, gregarious, kind and funny as shit.
Today he makes a strong, first-ever case for “branded censorship,” and I am convinced he’s on to something. Here are some photos from his piece. Click here for the full post.
Clever idea. Buskers who’d rather you take the buck you woulda thrown ’em and go buy yourself breakfast at Dunkin’ Donuts with it, instead. No worries, Dunkin’s payin’ these guys (and many other street musicians) $20/hour to play music and drive to retail.
Thought it was cool so I sent it to my group for morning inspiration, then I roamed around New York trying to find buskers. Couldn’t find any so I looked on the web for some. Couldn’t find any. BUT… I did find something better. What looks to be the longest user generated homage to a brand in the history of the democracy of technology:
That’s what led me to this guy Steve. The world’s biggest Dunkin Donuts fan, by far. Founder of DunkinDonutsFans.com.
This has got to be the greatest microsite ever. Pure D&D love. A place for Steve to blow kisses to his favorite donuts, and a place for those who feel the same to upload videos professing their love for D&D. Too good to be true?
Well, Steve hasn’t updated his site (or its corresponding myspace page) since January, so I figured this was another clever Dunkin Donuts campaign that ended in, well, January.
Until I read the closest thing Steve’s got to a legal defense:
This web site is not affiliated with Dunkin Donuts in any way. I am not employed with Dunkin Donuts either. Nothing on this web site should be construed as a message from Dunkin Donuts themselves. I do my absolute best to respect things like trademarks and copyright issues as well.