a co-incidence? I think not…

I designed this logo in 1999/2000 for my mother’s company in Australia (formed 1998) and she came across a copycat the other day in the US (CA)… same company name (not unusual as it is a very popular name) but SAME logo? No way it is a co-incidence… see for yourselves.

The original:

Original logo

The copycat:

The Rip-off

So looks like a slightly different font (stretched and curved edges like original), spacing etc but pretty blatant.

My mum is no longer using that particular logo but the figure is still part of her new logo.

Thought we wouldn’t notice eh?

Posted by nickycc  |  11 Comments  |  in Design


  1. sparcs 03/25/2010 9:43 am

    have you sent them an “ahh hmm, cough cough” ?? fortunately it wont impact on your mums business but it is still not kosher… you should send them something in case they paid a graphic designer for it.

  2. jen 03/27/2010 7:09 pm

    You really need to contact them & threaten legal action, you deserve to be compensated for your hard work should they continue using it.

  3. tom 03/28/2010 7:57 am

    It’s just a coincidence.

  4. anna 03/30/2010 9:19 pm

    Really, Tom?

  5. Christine Griffin 04/05/2010 2:17 pm

    No, Tom’s just being a douche.

  6. sara 04/08/2010 6:33 am

    Way to miss an obvious joke

  7. BrokeAndDrive 04/12/2010 5:09 am

    If it was so important to you, why did you put it in the public domain? Dumbass. You were asking for someone to steal it.

    What you and the rest of the whiny babies at youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com (jesus you idiots suck at domain names) don’t get, is if you don’t write your name in marker on your brown paper lunch bag and — PAY ATTENTION HERE — put it in a ***PUBLIC*** FREEZER, anyone is FREE TO EAT IT. If you were too stupid to write your name on your lunch bag, you lose all rights to bitch when someone eats your lunch. This is where an eight-year-old girl would point at you and say, “DuuUUuuUUuuhh!!” Yeah that’s right, a 2nd-grader is smarter than you.

    So it’s less “you thought we wouldn’t notice” than “we don’t give a shit if you notice, in fact we hope you do because fuck you legal-illiterate wiki-aspbergers”.

    You should have put your fucking name on it you god damn moron! What the fuck is wrong with your head that you can’t connect two neurons in your skulls? As Earnie at EHOWA.com put so eloquently, rub those two lone brain cells in your cavernous skulls and spark a fucking clue!

    So shake off the butthurt, self-righteous emo faggotry, take a step back, accept that ***YOU*** FUCKED UP, learn from this experience and DON’T FUCKING DO IT AGAIN.

    P.S. Thank you, Internet, for bringing together so many high-creativity, low-intelligence and low-wisdom cocktards. These derp-derp jackasses have stupidly created a vast, UNDEFENDED resource of art for anyone to FREELY plunder.

    And they’re actually surprised that leaving a thousand freshly-baked pies on hundreds of window sills attracts even more hobos? Or frying up a mountain of steaks in the middle of a forest pulls in every single wolf, bear, and cougar in a 20-mile radius?

    ARE THESE FUCKERS SERIOUS??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!! OOOOOH HO HO HO HO HO HA HA HA HA HA HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HO HO HO HO HO HAAA HAAAA HAAAA!!! Oh my sides! Their braindead absurdity is killing me… oh my god…………

  8. Fábián Gábor - fotograf Cluj 04/22/2010 6:20 pm

    No, I don’t think it’s a coincidense. You have to deal with it. In our digital era everything is possible. My photos are stealed sometimes but I can’t do anything against this.

    ps. Well, at least they made a few small changes.

  9. MaryAnne 07/25/2010 5:05 am

    I was browsing the website, looking through the old posts and such, and I came across yours, and I just wanted to say: I really like this post: It’s short, simple, and to-the-point.

    On the other hand, I was completely appalled at ‘BrokeAndDrive’s comment on your post.

    ‘BrokeAndDrive’, a word of advice: Please do not curse in your responses. By cursing everyone out in your comment, you made yourself come across as an ignorant child, and I, for one, did not care to listen to your opinion. You catch more flies with honey than you do vinegar.

    Nickycc, I’m sorry that your art was stolen, and I hope the issue is resolved. (:

  10. Michelle 12/06/2010 8:25 am

    He copy and pastes that on multiple threads :-/

  11. maggoty witch 01/31/2011 7:17 am

    I found BrokeAndDrive articulate and amusing. With a good point. Possibly a tad over emphasised but some people need a lump hammer and a 6″ nail to get something inside their head and it was helpfully provided by BrokeAndDrive’s metaphorical lump hammer.

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