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Today’s bright idea #5

November 22nd, 2013 · Posted by Skuds in Life · No Comments · Life

Your choice of photo on a suitcase.

Your choice of photo on a suitcase.

I had a bright idea yesterday. As usual I discovered that somebody else had it first and is already selling it – suitcases with your own photos on them.

Hardly surprising really. You can get your own photos on bank cards, mousemats, mugs and all sorts of things, so it was only a matter of time, but I came to it from the other direction.

I was thinking about how people go to great lengths to make their luggage stand out on the carousel at the airport. You see them with a particular coloured ribbon tied to the handle, or straps with a name printed on, and all sorts of other decorations. We have no trouble finding our own suitcases because we just look for the only one without anything tied round it.

I just thought why not really go for it and just have a suitcase pre-printed with your own choice of photo.

I don’t think I would go for it myself, but if I did I would like to either take a picture of the contents of a packed suitcase and have that printed on the outside (a kind of variation on the transparent screen photo trick) or start with that and apply various Photoshop tricks to make it look like an x-ray of the luggage.

Somebody feeling particularly brave, or with a fondness for rubber gloves up their bottom could use a photo of a suitcase stuffed with bags of white powder, stacks of banknotes, and similarly incriminating items, or an x-ray photo that shows guns, grenades and the sketal structures of endangered species, though there is a chance they wouldn’t even get as far as the carousel, thus defeating the purpose.


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