Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Yes, monkey-men from the earth's core want to sell you office products

"To celebrate company's 50th anniversary, 3M, the company that brought you the Post-It note, recently launched an innovative pop-up store in Tokyo. But the while the design is indeed futuristic, it's the sci-fi story behind the company's new mascots that will blow your mind.

3M's new mascots are three, cute as button, ape-human hybrid characters. Essentially taking a page from the Rod Serling epic "Planet of the Apes," 3M offers a back story on their site (in Japanese) that tells of another world beneath ours where monkeys evolved differently into tail-less monkey-men. Then, suddenly, three of these monkey-men fell through some sort of "warp hole," landed in our world, and now work for 3M."

1 comment:

Cathy_of_Alex said...

There are monkey men in blogdom who want to sell clocks and mugs. I'm not going to mention names but you know who you are.