Visio Logo in the Snow

Visio Logo in the Snow

Once upon a time I worked for a company called Shapeware that sold a product called Visio. Our offices were on the 17th and 18th floor of the 520 Pike building in downtown Seattle. One January 24th of either 1995 or 1996 (the photo only had 01/24 on the back) it snowed. The few of us in the office looked down upon the pristine, white parking lots and decided to make the most ephemeral Visio logo ever. All we used were garbage cans and cardboard recycling boxes. I remember myself, Chris Roth, Matt Towers, William Herold and Darrin House helping out but there must have been others. My memory eludes me. I don't know who took this picture but I recently found it in a box downstairs. It's a wonderful piece of history that begged to be saved. Believe it or not we actually got emails from people in the surrounding buildings. The URL was Chris's idea, of course, no wonder he's in marketing today.

Thanks for reminding me of this photo Rob Fahrni, it was sitting in a box in my storage room and I happened to find it just last week. Visio you were the best, and I'm not just talking about the product.

—Troy Sandal, February 28, 2008

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