3 Comments on “Pareidolia”
The name isn’t that enigmatic, since many of us are familiar with pareidolia from the Internet. What is enigmatic is why an olive oil has this name. It would make sense if the brand relied on pareidolia, but among all these pictures I don’t see anything that looks like a face or something else, which was disappointing.
@Thiago: I note the rough texture of the label itself. I suspect they are referencing the tendency of such textures to occasionally create seemingly recognizable patterns out of total randomness.
In general: I appreciate the notion of “simplicity and affordability”, but I don’t think simplifying the appearance conveys that attitude anymore. Indeed, my mind has come to involuntarily associate clean-lined, elegant minimalism like this with great expense—for which we can probably blame the industrial designers at such companies as Apple.
I think the concept of “simplicity and affordability” is still alive in household products such as olive oil, although kept alive by generic supermarket brands.
I note the label looks like Google’s dictionary function, and would have looked more so if it had been wholly in Arial.