Copy Cats, 1915

by R27 CREATIVELAB on Tuesday, 8 November 2011

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For a dozen years I contributed a small feature in each issue of Print called "Separated At Birth." The concept was simple: To reveal (or call out, if you prefer) design and designers who were (knowingly or not) overly influenced or had decidedly copied another person's design or illustration. Similarly, Mirko Ilic frequently posts on Imprint examples of commonly repeated design tropes and cliches (often found in movie posters). Together we authored Icons of Graphic Design and Anatomy of Design, each addressing how repetitive visual language fosters look-a-like results. Copy cats prevail in every art form, but in graphic design they seem to take extra liberties. And this is not a contemporary phenom.

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