Talk:993: Brand Identity

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Notice that the sugar is inverted? Weird. --Classhole 23:22, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Weird, the hot sauce is also inverted BlueRoll18 (talk) 02:38, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
While the sugar and hot sauce are unusual in that you can easily read the packaging, I don't think they are supposed to be in the same product range. --Pudder (talk) 16:25, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Possibly a reference to inverted sugar syrup. Liyang (talk) 05:44, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

NONAME in Canada uses yellow boxes with black text but basically the same idea. --Pundawg 18:56, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

I didn't get this joke because I grew up eating "Slim Price" food branded exactly this way. -lolo (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

There's a brand called "Ja!" from the Rewe group in Germany that uses this exact concept somewhat, but nowadays, the packages contain pictures and illustrations of all kinds, and aren't as white, simple and plain as they used to be in the past. See: --Rolfhub 23:25, 14 September 2013

Here is some old image of the designs: [1]. It's not as simple as in the comic, but it's certainly the same idea. -- 20:25, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Ah, dear old "Ja!"... it saved my life back when I was a broke student. Anyway, also the M-Budget line from Swiss Migros recently started adding pictures to its product, but before that it was all green packaging with black writing. Wonerful -- 13:36, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
"Ja!" is a very successful brand sold in Germany (and more countries) offered by REWE. The products are presented in a white cover, just showing the word "Ja!" ("Yes!" in English) and much smaller the content of the product. Maybe this could also be mentioned at the trivia section. --Dgbrt (talk) 21:55, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

I think the lack of URL is just to troll the consumers. 00:33, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Actually several brands in the Netherlands did this before the comic was posted. They switched to a red/white two-colour scheme with the product in large letters in English. The problem was, that multiple brands did this, which made them look very similar. 16:09, 8 December 2014 (UTC) Hey, something seems wrong with the IP logging. The logged IP is not mine. -- 16:11, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

About multiple brands looking the same. Contrary to "tragedy of the commons", "prisoners dilemma", or "what if everyone act like that" , this is not a problem. It would actually be approaching utopia. When people look for distinguishing features, they would have to, like, read the nutrition on the back, or look for comparison prices. I.e. relevant info, instead of "oh shiny". /David A 05:36, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

For a couple of decades this exact thing existed: In fact I'm certain that that is the joke. 07:38, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

I believe this may be a reference to the film Repo Man. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I don't know how common Muji stores are in the US (where I imagine most readers reside), but this is basically what they've been doing since the 1980s. Liyang (talk) 05:33, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Soylent 2.0 is doing this exact thing: Interestingly, that image is very similar to this comic.03:36, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

I was at walmart the other day and noticed a brand doing this, without even a brand name. Mikemk (talk) 20:31, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

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Randall made a mistake as the ketchup is labeled "kerhup" (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

No, if you zoom in it'sthe letters 'TC', which overlap slightly because of the cramped bottle. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Why is the tea box green except for inside the A?Bbrk24 (talk) 00:23, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

It's actually yellow; you may wish to check to see if you are colorblind. There are many errors in filling in spaces that should be colored, though. -- 01:33, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

This comics have spawned a thread on reddit . It appears there was a no-brand car i Japan: /David A 05:02, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

The generic milk is in a plain glass or plastic container on the shelves of the grocery section of this store, not in the refrigerated cooler. Milk stocked in this location will spoil rapidly. Only aseptically packaged milk can sit on a warm shelf for extended periods without spoiling. These Are Not The Comments You Are Looking For (talk)

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