Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mystery of the Biaxin Sumo Baby

So I was getting my son's antibiotics the other day and noticed a picture of a sumo baby on the box. "Weird," I thought. I took a photo of it and posted it on facebook. My friends agreed.

One speculated that the meds taste like dirty sumo thongs. It only took a simple wikipedia search to find out that Clarithromycin (of which Biaxin is one of several brand names) was invented by a Japanese drug company.

I have to admit I was hoping for something a little more intriguing that actually involved, well, sumo wrestlers. Why not Mount Fuji? Or a Geisha? Sashimi? But there you have it.

Now I'm on a search for other odd logos and the stories behind them. Any suggestions?


  1. I thought you would get a kick out of this.

  2. It reminds me of that episode from the Simpson's where Homer finds a box of laundry detergent from Japan and his face is the logo. That would be weird.

    I think there is something retro and beautiful about Asian logos and packaging.

  3. Nice one, krs. There's some fun stuff on horrible logos. I think Joshua Gull Photography is one of my favorites, but I have a soft spot for photographers.

  4. Austin, I can't believe I forgot about that Simpsons episode! Finding my doppelganger on a product would be disconcerting to say the least.