Google’s top secret Comiket 82 stall is apparently going to be selling Google+ artbooks, going under the official name of the “Google+ Cover Project” – ultimately being a marketing scheme for their social service.
The “Google+ Cover Project” is merely an artbook consisting of approximately 50 or so original illustrations by various artists – and with the event of Comiket being based in Japan, home of anime, of course most of these illustrations are to be inspired by animation of the motherland in some way. And aside from that inevitable facet, another unavoidable detail is that there’s bound to be some moe within Google’s artbook – as can be noted in one of the Denpa Onna reminiscent sample images below.
This concept is neither very interesting nor original, not that there’s anything wrong with it – yet again, the greater goal in all of it is merely to promote their services, though that was to be expected.
And as with any cheap advertising plot, it’s rather amusing how the dirty deeds are sugar-coated with fancy names – the “Google+ Cover Project” is actually the title of their running campaign to have artists devise works for them, whilst the actual artbook is being dubbed “Google Cover.zip”, a name fittingly idiotic.
With the many major players of the otaku world being at Comiket, one must wonder if any are to be prioritizing the Google stall on their list of zones to visit – particularly when the place has far superior competition in the form of Fate/Zero and Madoka goodies from Aniplex, Mahoyo merchandise from Type-Moon, and an extensive list of other, far more interest relevant, areas and items to behold.