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Marriott Carpet

Added • Updated about a year ago

Added by Matt • Updated about a year ago by Brad
Added by Matt • Updated about a year ago by Brad

Marriott Carpet
Category: Meme Status: Submission Year: 2001 Origin: DragonCon Region:
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Tags: dragoncon, cos play, controversy, facebook, cease and desist, fandom, design, hotel, carpet, pattern,
Marriott Carpet

About

Marriott Carpet refers to a series of jokes, memes and references to the carpet at Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.

Origin

On August 31st, 2001, Dragon Con was held at the Marriot Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia. More than 20,000 people attended. As of 2017, it has been held there more than 15 times.[1]

On September 1st, 2013, Redditor [2] posted a photo of two people dressed as the carpet at the Marriott, calling them the "Marriott Carpet Men" in the /r/pics subreddit. The post (shown below) received more than 2,200 points (95% upvoted) and 40 comments.


Marriot Carpet Men

Spread

Two weeks later, The Daily Do[5]t reported that the two cosplayers dressed as the carpet received a cease and desist from the makers of the carpet. The post (since deleted) was captioned:

"Of all the things to get a Cease and Desist over, of ALL the replicas I’ve made over the years, I’ve received one from Couristan Inc., designers if the Marriott Marquis Atlanta hotel carpet. Spoonflower has pulled the design, as is their right, so sorry everyone who wanted some fabric of their own!

The absurdity is palpable."

The Marriott Marquis Atlanta Carpet as camouflage cosplay soldiers

Several other websites covered the cease and desist, including The Mary Sue,[6] iO9[7] and more.

On November 26th, 2016, Meme Generator[4] published a picture of the carpet for image macros (example below).


image macro sample of the Marriott Marquis Atlanta carpet pattern

The next year, on August 28th, 2017, the official Dragon Con Twitter[8] account posted a picture of Spider-Man wearing the colors of the carpet. The post is captioned "If it's not yours, don't touch it. No means no. Not listening will be considered harassment & dealt with:" The post (shown below) received more than 145 retweets and 300 likes in one year.


Marriott Marquis Atlanta carpet pattern Spiderman touting the cosplay doesn't equal consent message

On September 22nd, 2017, Twitter [3] @siliconchef tweeted a picture of carpet with an optical illusion. They captioned the post (shown below) "I found a new carpet for the Marriott! @DragonConTV @DragonCon @MarriottMarquis."


optical illusion carpet that is suggested as the new Marriott Marquis Atlanta floor pattern

Various Examples


Rock from DragonCon with the pattern of the famous Marriott Marquis Carpet beat up replica of Star Wars' RTD2 wearing a necktie with the Marriott Marquis Carpet pattern Superhero cosplay outfits of the Marriott Marquis Carpet pattern
GhostBusters logo with the Marriott Marquis Carpet pattern containing the spook The Big Lebowski cosplay as The Dude with yoga mat with that distinct Marriott Marquis Carpet pattern Left Shark dressed in Marriott Marquis Carpet pattern outfit

Search Interest

External References



Tags: dragoncon, cos play, controversy, facebook, cease and desist, fandom, design, hotel, carpet, pattern,


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