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In the design industry we see this sort of thing all the time. Design plagiarism. It hurts to see it happen. But there is a small part of me that has a bit of a chuckle too - as I stare in disbelief at how obvious people are willing to make it.
( Edited by Devin )
plagiarism, copycats, ripoffs
Original: http://august.com.au/, Ripoff: http://inkdropmedia.com/ (now changed) http://youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/blog3/?p=1261
Our new site sports a different look, but in 2007 we used a "lab" theme for the smashLAB website. The idea seemed to be a favorite on CSS sites, and a few months later we found it "ripped" by four different groups. The worst one was Apriva Creative (since defunct). They even used our bios and simply replaced our names with theirs. Pricks. http://www.ideasonideas.com/2007/10/google-logo/
It’s Banksy vs Van Thanh Rudd. Banksy’s came first. http://youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/blog3/?p=1059
I love Jen Stark's work. I feel really bad for her with this one. Original: http://www.jenstark.com/ , Ripoff: Banana Republic http://youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/blog3/?p=984
Original: http://nataliadevalle.com.ar/ , Ripoff: http://ale.com.pk/ http://youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/blog3/?p=1360
Original: Obama, Ripoff: Sarah Palin http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=569735
Original: http://www.ghostpatrol.net/, Ripoff: Someone on threadless. Surprisingly, this even made it to the cotton. It wasn't caught until later! http://technology.foundnews.com/category/plagiarism/
There's a nice list of these on Logo Design Love. Take a look: http://www.logodesignlove.com/similar-original-logos
Another blatant rip. http://elitebydesign.com/getting-inspiration-wrong-website-rip-offs/ vs http://elitebydesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/bigfileboxrip_1.jpg http://elitebydesign.com/getting-inspiration-wrong-website-rip-offs/
Original: http://www.purevolume.com/, Ripoff: http://bandmix.com/illinois/chicago/ http://tjmapes.com/?p=110
Original: Kinetic Creations, Ripoff: Natural Pixel http://elitebydesign.com/getting-inspiration-wrong-website-rip-offs/
Original: Brush Network, Ripoff: Eiledon Solutions http://elitebydesign.com/getting-inspiration-wrong-website-rip-offs/
Original: http://www.beonsite.com/, Ripoff: http://www.bdjokhakar.com/ http://pirated-sites.com/classic/
Original: ISO50 http://blog.iso50.com/, Ripoff: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=277507009 http://justcreativedesign.com/2008/05/28/graphic-design-plagiarism-rip-offs-2/
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All of these are bad, wow.
Yes, you're absolutely right. Eric and I were just discussing that in fact and then we figured, what a great topic idea!
Keep your eyes peeled, we'd love to get some new ones from you guys!
ya ...you guys (smashlab) got a little ripped off too if i remember right...?
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MakeFive is lovingly crafted by the nerds at smashLAB.
We copyrighted it (©2007-2009 All rights reserved) so don't even think of ripping it off.
Thank you. We like you a lot. Really... we mean it! Have a rad day.