cash in on creativity


Original: 3M Security GlassCanada.Source: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/


Also featured in Communication Arts magazine (Advertising Annual 46) December 2005, issue No. 341. Page: 46.

Excerpt from Communications Arts “($3 million in fake bills [with real bills on top] was placed between panes of transit glass treated with a shatter-resistant coating)

Art Director: Rob Sweetman.

Writer: Bryan Colins.

Creative Directors: Ian Grais and Chris Staples.

Graphic Artist: Steve Pinter.

Print producer: Pat Busswood.

Agency: Rethink

Country: Vancouver – Canada.

Client: Trimeline Security Glass

Year: 2005

Less Original: Gulf Bank

Agency: Impact & Echo BBDO

Country: Kuwait.

Year: 2008.

Source: Gulf Bank: The 1,000,000 KD Stand @ Souk Sharq


A copycat is a person that mimics or repeats the behavior of another. The term is often derogatory, suggesting a lack of originality. The expression may derive from kittens that learned by imitating the behaviors of their mothers. – Wikipedia.

Plagiarism: The abuse of another’s original work by copying it and passing it off as one’s own. As defined in Alastair Campbell book titled The Designer’s Lexicon. Page: 293 ISBN: 0-304-35505-4.

“Imitation is the sincerest form of thievery” excerpt from a book by Capsule titled Design Matters. Page: 84. ISBN -13:978-1-59253-341-1.



8 Responses to “cash in on creativity”

  1. August 7, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    this comment posted on another blog explains why copy cat in Kuwait is alive and healthy 😉

    “Zuzz: Hello.. This is Kuwait. Everybody copycats. Gulf Bank was smart enough to copy the best :)Aug 3rd, 2008”

    how can we expect the industry to progress if there are so many people out there saying that it is smart to copy!!!!!!

  2. 2 kre8tive
    August 8, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    come, on… what do call your ipod campaign and the mix fm ad then? Original? or Originally copied? funny.

  3. August 12, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    actully now that you ask…it is Original, but you are free to think whatever you want and say whatever you want…that is the concept of a blog…now run along and be good i am on vacation 😉

  4. 4 kre8tive
    August 13, 2008 at 8:28 am

    we’re not talking about a blog here… anyways, have fun on your holidays. Stop copying 😛

  5. August 13, 2008 at 11:30 am

    i sent our work to ads2blog and adblogarabia so that you and your friends could blew some steam and ease your frustrations 😉 why are coming in here to comment on something that is not posted?!!! and as for your accusations of copying you seem not to have read my above comment…in your case i think that your ignorance is bless (for you)and i dont have to explain our work to you…buy a book and learn more about the industry you are working in.

  6. 6 kre8tive
    August 14, 2008 at 6:32 am

    No need to explain, you’re already caught. You are nothing but an impostor, hypocrite and a fake. Me and my friends do understand from day one, you’re just a blabber mouth, Louai. For Real.

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