When Ideas Are Torn Apart
Posted on May 05, 2016 | By Joe La Pompe

After 15 years busting fraudulent works that also lack originality and showcasing these on my blog, I came to an undeniable conclusion that ideas and images float freely in the air, are taken in and become part of the circulatory system. They may show up in a work with or without the creator knowing where they come from. Sometimes--actually most times--designers do not know the derivation of their work.

In this print-themed selection, advertisers and creatives may have borrowed ideas from each other, or not!

In all cases, this showcase is a sounding proof of how advertising communication is a composite of many influences and inspirations and where defining plagiarism becomes a delicate and complex affair. You be the judge!