So we have enjoyed the endless inspiration of the Facebook users and brands with their creatively twisted Facebook Timeline covers, what’s next? Introducing Google+ cover photos, where the creatives could get a “+1″ on their creativity again from their friends and visitors!
Today we are taking a break from Facebook, as feature to you 33 Google+ cover photos that truly depict the mashup of creativity and marketing. Some of them, I’m happy to report, even embrace the glorious, old-skool GIF animation that are smooth and awesome! So if you have recently joined the Google+, this is your best chance to steal the ideas from these Google+ profile and its cover photos! Be hungry and be shamelessly passionate about showcasing your talent.
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Amanda Rosenberg. The first one is Amanda Rosenberg’s cover photo, it seems like she just came out from the cupboard! The trick is certainly similar to what most Facebook users have played, but it’s integrated seamlessly into her Google+ profile!
Arianna Huffington. It’s no surprise that the boss of the Huffington Post have a creative, and totally unique Google+ cover that features photos taken throughout her life.
Chris Messina. It seems like the guy could walk into the cover photo directly! Also it’s a good way to feature 2 people in just 1 profile.
Dutch Photo Walk. By just looking at the arrangement of the photos in this cover, you can know that this guy is a professional.
Eric Cheng. Nothing is cooler than a shark swimming around in your Google+ cover photo.
Evo Terra. Not only is the use of the Google plus design pattern brilliant, the subtle animation made this cover a genuine example for an effective and persuasive Google+ cover photo.
Jérôme Vadon. Jérôme Vadon integrated his Facebook Timeline cover into Google+ profile perfectly; also this is how a designer should do his cover photo. Neat and sleek.
Jiwoong Lee. Did he take this photo just to put it as a G+ cover photo? It fits perfectly!
Jonathan Lally. Well this Google employee has a thing for interesting teddy bears.
Kimberly Johnson. Google’s fascination with their doodles seems to be overflowing to their employees’ G+ cover photos.
Kosso K. No complicated stuff, 5 smoothly animated letters are enough to inspire.
Melissa Daniels. Maybe one day we could load the part of our website on the G+ cover photo? For the time being, this fail to load page will do.
Michael Skweres. A prisoner of his creativity, Michael Skweres’s attempt at his G+ Google Cover extends beyond the regular cover photo. Prison bars and icons included.
Peterson Silva. I’m jealous of Peterson Silva for his nice twist of Google+ cover photo, and his girlfriend as well!
Søren Dalsgaard Brath. Sometimes a neat trick is all you need to get viewers focused on your photo.
Android Developers. The lesson to learn here is to think out of the box, your scrapbook photos don’t need to be all squares. Play tricks with their visual shape.
American Muscle. The right (and coolest) way to feature a car in a Google+ profile.
Chapman BMW On Camelback. Unquestionably sleek and professional. Luxurious company with luxurious design skills.
Blue Tomato. Blue Tomato surely know their **** when it comes to designing an engaging profile cover without being lited to boring squares and rectangle.
Google Brasil. Complicated animation will only make the visitor suffer from the laggy profile, so Google Brasil made it smooth and simple.
Google Developers. I would be a surprise if there’s no animation on the Google Developers’ G+ profile. But they did it, and they did it sleek.
LongTap. Every part of this cover photo is simply adorable!
Malaysia Airlines. Clear sky, new Airbus, sexy typography. Everything in the cover photo symbolizes its brand.
Virgin Airlines. Smooth animation, motivating content and extreme focus to detail. Virgin Airlines have certainly hired the right designer to do its cover photo.
Nokia UK. It feels great to see that the Nokia’s cover photo is actually creative! My faith in Nokia is fully restored.
Nokia 700. In the end, it was the Nokia 700 that comes with the creative cover. If Nokia wants to do it, it could still do it right.
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. I don’t know who did this, but he’s my hero from now.
Wooplr. Cat and cuteness always win, that’s all I can say.
Honestly speaking, I started the search with basically no faith in finding creative Google+ cover photos, but in the end I found lots of them! Perhaps my lack of faith was due to the small size of the cover, which turned out to not even be an issue to the true creative. These masters of manipulation truly deserve the credit for their cool ideas and smart execution.
It’s your turn now! Showcase and promote your cover photos, or any of your favorite Google+ cover photos in our comment section.
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