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Monday, May 24, 2010

Goodbye bikini girl


GOODBYE BIKINI GIRL, I HARDLY KNEW YOU...

When designing my new update for Local Wally I thought "sex sells". Pretty obvious, right, but Local Wally's Guide to San Diego has never been about sex so this was a new frontier for me. I stumbled upon the bikini girl image on Flickr after googling "La Jolla beach girl" or something like that. I found this pic (and so did a lot of other people, this photo was very popular!) and got the owners permission to use it. I put it on the homepage and was expecting great things!

Da-yamm, the feedback I got was that women thought it was offensive, men loved it, but the bottom line is that it just didn't turn on my readers as much as I thought it would. Sex didn't sell in this case. So it's goodbye to the girl who caused a minor Local Wally sensation and for a while was Wally's girl.

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