Ah, the HTTP 404 error. A sure sign that what you’re looking for online has been moved, deleted, or you just mistyped it. However, a 404 is not always a bad thing. In fact, some sites celebrate it with custom error pages. And among the most ingenious — or perhaps, the most appropriate — is this page on The Rolling Stones’ official website.
Why yes, that is a play off their classic song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” off the album Let It Bleed. And they’ve even embedded a video showing the band performing the song at London’s Twickenham Stadium in 2003.
Well played, Mick and company. Well played.
(via Laughing Squid)
- Digg used to have a sponsored 404 page
- Before they sold themselves for a pittance
- It’s not an error page, it’s art