Plagiarism v. parody v. appropriation


  1. If it reminds us of something we’ve seen it’s probably too similar
  2. If it has one than one element in common its probably too similar: concept, layout, colour palette, illustration style, type style, etc.

Paula Scher, Herbert Matter & Swatch: Was it Plagiarism or Parody?

Paula Scher / Herbert Matter – Swatch Watch.
Tokyo Olympics plagiarism
From plagiarism to a competition, where’s the spirit of fair play?

Law vs. Art Criticism: Judging Appropriation Art

Art Rogers v Jeff Koons – String of Puppies.

Designers Tackle Copyright & Intellectual Property Issues

Logo Thief – A Website that Curates Plagiarized Logo Design Cases

Graphic Design Rips Offs or Inspiration?

Design plagiarism: Myth or reality?

Web Design Plagiarism

The Secret To Creativity…

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Milton Glaser / Marcel Duchamp – Bob Dylan Poster
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