Everywhere Girl, The Book

Everywhere GirlIf you’ve ever worried about photos from your past coming back to haunt you, get to know the story of the Everywhere Girl. Over a decade ago she was a young actress posing for a series of stock photos. While she’s no Mona Lisa, in recent years her photos have made their way into royalty-free collections and crept into print and web designs the world over. First chronicled in Paul Hales’ technology blog The Inquirier and later by Idée’s own CEO Leila, the Everywhere Girl now even has her own blog. While fans have been compiling her images with the human eye for years, no method is better suited to this kind of task than image-recognition technology.

We indexed a series of Everywhere Girl photos using PixID our image recognition technology and have been monitoring the appearance of the Everywhere Girl. Here are the interesting results from our book cover monitoring project:

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The Let’s Study Series of Christian books


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The pensive pen view on a six-pack of books, the bottom-left book containing a flipped verion.

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Summer then fall, back then front; respectively.

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Images of her reading, right one flipped. The middle one is tough but PixID spotted it.

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Images of her confident stride in order of increasing obscurity. Spot the closeup on the right.

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Images of her being attentive in order of increasing obscurity.

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Images of her back with pack in order of increasing obscurity.

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The designs for Eating Well on Campus both containing the Everywhere Girl.

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[…] Remember the saga of the “Everywhere girl”? This is a stock photograph of a college aged woman that appeared in advertisements all over the world in the last decade – at one point the magazine The Inquirer declared, “Everywhere girl continues world domination.” Using this photo makes it seem that all of these big companies don’t care what their customers’ problems are or even who their customers are, the same image has been used again and again and again, and again. […]

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[…] stock photograph of a young lady, looking suitably enthusiastic and reasonably intelligent. You can read about her at length and she’s become a minor Internet celebrity. Spotting her latest incarnation did […]

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