The thing that gets me the most is how he mentions me as part of his ‘design reference’ but I’m pretty sure that referencing something does not involve copying parts of an image and changing some colours.
Here is the original drawing which is meant to a fun portrait of me & other half
and here is the rip, possibly being used for a Scout movement in Uruguay:
and I even did a quick overlay, just to see how close it is
Well, I came across with something interesting a few months ago… And since I found this blog, I though it would be interesting to share…
So, while I was browsing Zippo’s Gallery I found this costumized Zippo with a Guitar under new collection: Zippo’s Street Chrome™
For my surprise, this image is well known on DeviantArt. It’s a tattoo design, designed by a deviant named Nuno Dias (you can see his image here: Guitars Tattoo ), submitted on February 9, 2007, and on March 3, 2007, he won a Daily Deviation with his three designs, and not only one that is on Zippo’s lighter.
A lot of coincidence, no? On the Zippo’s lighter, they only put a awful gradient and skewed a little to fit on the lighter. And isn’t only on the lighter… If you put on google images, and write ‘Guitar Tattoo Nuno Dias’, a lot of people already inked on their skin. Take a look!
In the Australian dance world, David Atkins is one of the biggest names there is. He was the artistic director of the Sydney 2000 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies and he was awarded an OAM and won an Olympic Gold Pin for his efforts. However it was his earlier work in musicals that originally had me captivated and then heartbroken when I found out that much of his choreography was stolen from some of the greatest tap dancers of all time. It is not unusual for tap dancers to celebrate the work of the greats but after seeing the show live twice and then watching it countless times on video I was still of the opinion that Atkins had choreographed this sequence. This is not an isolated incident for Atkins and I am in the process of compiling other instances for future posts.
Well today it comes that our once deemed $2-shop, drawn by the bosses daughter, overpriced, 1990′s rave party logo is now the mark of desire with two companies being ousted in the daily rag as having copied the design. One I must say is a dead ringer but the other is up for debate.
I must admit when I first saw the article on the page sitting under my espresso I laughed to myself thinking that we’d gone through all this debate to find that the design had been ripped from a shopping plaza in China and that they thought we wouldn’t notice. Unfortunately it wasn’t so.
Melbourne city is now considering undertaking legal action over the matter where they’ll probably just aim for the top and sue China as a nation with Norway next on the agenda. In the meantime it seems we’re happy to take the flattery that comes with the news of our always beloved new logo.