Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Plagiarism or inspiration?

There's an unwritten rule of advertising that says you can take inspiration from anything in the culture as long as it's not advertising.

Which is why creative people get all upset when they see an idea that has been done before.

This week's creative kerfuffle concerns my old agency Cummins&Partners and the Australian Football League.

Seems their idea for Multicultural Round is remarkably similar to the work of graphic designer Tyson Beck.

To be honest it's hard to argue against this as the two look pretty damn similar when placed side by side.

But seriously. Surely Saul Bass must've done something like this way back when?

The work of Blaine Fridrick is also kinda similar in style.

And what about this film poster?