I know they say that mimicking is like the highest form of flattery but come on!
back in 2007 when we found this we sent an email to the website saying we see they stole our logo and have 5 business days to take it down.
We actually hand drew what we were looking for and then took it to an artist who created a rendering. We then took that rendering to our graphics guy to create it- I have all the original artwork as it unfolded too- conveniently scanned as each round of work occured, on my computer- Its dating back to 2004 so sounds like maybe Im being copied out there more than I realized...LOL
When we finally contacted them by phone they were rude and abusive and refused to take it down. Told us it was designed by their graphic designer (and PAID for it) and it was designed around the Disney CARS movie logo...Here it is 2011- ITS STILL THERE even after a cease and desist...
I just saw this Honda commercial on TV. It looks way too much like Justin BUA's Art work, BUT I just checked his facebook and he says he didn't do it. What do you guys think...did they totally jack his style or am I wrong? Check out the video and the pics I attached and if you want more pics check out his facebook as well.
-Wild Artist Michael Cook
YTWWN SAYS :Im not sure about this being a rip, but the game video is worth a watch regardless...
Saw this Auto Trader commercial on tv tonight. It look more than a bit familar, so I went to view an old viral video I remember from a few years back.
Maybe not a rip, but definitely a heavy influence. Not the first time Autotrader has borrowed for their ads, remember the matrix ad?
As pointed out in the comments, this is more of a rip of the video game movie:
YTWWN: This looks like a rip off but I find it hard to believe they got the rights to use song for the commercial then ripped their video clip idea also without letting them know. I doubt this is a rip
The new 25 Year Anniversary Seat Ibiza TV Spot (2009) is a complete ripoff of "Forever Young" (1975 Videoclip).
Advertisign agencies often cross the thin line between inspiration, reference and rip-off, specially the ones in spain are very good at ripping off other peoples ideas. Talk about creativity. To the creative minds in spain: Everyone watches youtube, people WILL notice.
I met this guy named Anthony at a local car shop through a friend of mine. At that time I had my own t-shirt business going, and it was doing decent, but I needed someone local to print my shirts. Anthony said he could do it, so I had him print a set of shirts for me. After much hassling I finally get the shirts, and he messed them up pretty badly so I asked for a refund.
Surprisingly he refused and then ensuded a week long argument, in the end I got my money back and I happily stopped talking to him (this all occured around Summer of 2007).
Fast forward to today, I went to my friend's shop again, and one of their employees informed me about this Anthony guy jacking my designs with his own t-shirt company. After some digging I got a website and I checked it out myself. Low and behold he was jacking two of my designs and one of my graphics for his banner.
Mine on the right.
Stage 2 Clothing:
Most likely traced from my deviantArt page here:
Pretty lame! But he goes further and claims that he designed Import Bible (My company) in a local forum.
However I contacted the admin of the site and told him my story and now the post has been removed. I've also made sure I passed on the news to every local forum, website I advertised on to make sure this sleezy business practice doesn't get far.
The Volkswagen Passat ad is dated 2006, and the second one, for Nissan Tiida was made by a Romanian Team, Publicis, to be more precise, in 2007.
and the second one
I have problems posting the ad from youtube, here is the link for Nissan Tiida
It would be great if someone could come with some additional details.
Source: Romanian blog Textier
UPDATE: more details on the similarities between those two ads [also, information on the agencies that created the ads], along with some other funny/or not so funny facts on Romanian advertising on Joelapompe.
via Iulian Toma
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