Is this the Google Travel logo?
Just for fun. But you never know…
But, take a closer look. Interestingly the profile uses a rather curious and clearly Google-themed logo of an aircraft. [NB: Enlarged here for reproduction]
Now, conspiracy theorists might suggest that perhaps this is the start of a subtle branding exercise ahead of revealing plans for post-regulatory approval of the search giant’s acquisition of ITA Software.
This idea becomes more interesting if you listen to those who suggest that the London team was behind much of the strategy ahead of the deal, announced in late-June 2010.
Or it could just be someone at the Googleplex in Victoria, London, playing with Adobe Photoshop… sorry, Picasa.
UPDATE: A cheeky correspondent wonders if the inspiration came from this classic 1980s toy:
Kevin May is editor and a co-founder of Tnooz. He was previously editor of UK-based magazine Travolution for nearly four years and web editor of Media Week UK from 2003 to 2005.
He has also worked in regional newspapers (Essex Enquirer) and started his career in journalism at the Police Gazette at New Scotland Yard in London. He has a degree in criminology and a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism.