cold souls poster a straight rip

cold souls movie poster

cold souls movie poster

and, from here: we have 4 executions from a year ago, ads for a german magazine:

Posted by avisualperson  |  18 Comments  |  in Design, Film


  1. LafinJack 08/16/2009 4:34 pm

    You haven’t given any sources, any artists, any anything. How do we know the movie people didn’t hire the same agency who did the ads?

  2. mariie 08/16/2009 6:23 pm

    I’m on the fence about this one…….

  3. rob 08/16/2009 8:49 pm

    for the hundred thousandth time, you can’t copyright an idea.

  4. Maaike 08/16/2009 9:38 pm

    This could just be two designers who happened to have the same idea.
    Besides the head-in-head concept I don’t see anything similar. Only the idea MIGHT have been ripped, and like rob says, ideas are not copyrighted.

  5. miette 08/16/2009 9:53 pm

    And they’re both rips of a Matrioska doll =)

  6. mariie 08/17/2009 1:11 am

    …what she said.

  7. mariie 08/17/2009 1:11 am

    but w/ an “h” in there…

  8. mariie 08/17/2009 1:12 am

    & a “y”….


  9. free hidden object games 08/17/2009 10:05 am

    miette said it all..

  10. KSue 08/17/2009 5:54 pm

    This looks like it should be on Photoshop Disasters instead of this site. The bottom of Paul’s head shows it as 3-d and the tops of his head look like masks that dont go all the way around. I don’t really think it’s a rip but it’s sure badly done.

  11. mrkurto! 08/18/2009 12:58 am

    it’s hardly a photoshop disaster.
    you just fail to understand the principles of perspective.

  12. KSue 08/18/2009 4:13 pm

    Ok I disected it and maybe the perspective is “ok” but the head pieces do not fit together.

    It just looks bad, sorry. Especially the middle pieces of his head. There’s no way they’d ever fit back together, it was the first thing I noticed.


  13. Anonymous 08/19/2009 7:01 pm

    Nah, they’d fit.

  14. Man 08/20/2009 6:49 am

    So we can’t do any design similar to Matryoshka doll?

  15. r. goodwin 08/21/2009 4:05 pm

    i like the cold souls poster…and they would fit fine.

  16. mo 08/22/2009 5:49 pm

    “Sonntags Zeitung” is a swiss newspaper, the advertising campaign was made by “advico y&r” –
    @LafinJack: i don’t think they would even think about to use the same idea for two different clients – this is an absolute no-go!
    by the way: i think this campaign for “Sonntags Zeitung” is great (check the other ads) and much better made than the poster for “cold souls”…

  17. TK 08/31/2009 2:29 am

    If this is IP infringement, then Terry Gilliam should sue both designers, because he did it first in Monty Python cartoons.

  18. TheKKKLF 09/01/2009 6:54 pm

    My guess is that the ad’s are Monty Python -bites- while the movie poster is a Monty Python homage.

    Can’t find a reference picture, but I’m preeeetty sure one of the Python animations had a head split into pieces and repeated like that. The look in his eyes is even a bit Monty Python-ish.

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