Wikipedia says, “The Made in China label is one of the most recognizable labels in the world today due to China’s rapidly developing large manufacturing industry, China is currently the largest exporter in the world and the Made in China label can be seen on a wide range of goods from clothing to electronics. U.S. law requires the country of origin of a product to be clearly displayed on the product, or on the product’s container if it is enclosed, resulting in many corporations such as Apple labeling their products with “Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China.”
Microsoft once labeled their Zune products with “Hello from Seattle Assembled in China.”
Recently, Plus-X, a design studio has labeled its smartphone cases smartly. This Seoul-based design studio recently finished a brand experience consulting project for YG entertainment. Inspired by PSY’s hit song, Gangnam Style, its sister company, Lab C, labels the smartphone cases with “Designed by Lab C in Gangnam Material by Italy.” This label is clearly eyecatching and works well since Gangnam is where people are trendy, hip and exude a certain supposed class (though it would have been more noticeable if it says “Stylized in Gangnam” instead).
Soren Petersen have also written what design can learn from Gangnam style. Thank you, PSY. You make designers more creative!