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Omax Cameras “Wide Angle Lenses” – 2009

Source : Cannes 2009 Longlist

Agency : Publicis Gurgaon (India)


LeicaShop “Extra Wide Lens Cameras” – 2009

Source : Cannes 2009 Longlist

Agency : Demner Merlicek & Bergmann (Austria)

Source: Photo copy? / La même idée, y’a pas photo!

Picture 9

Published in Media Week ME. August 9, 2009. issue:0041. Page: 22.

Lateral Thinking: When a low probability line of thought leads to an effective idea, there is a “Eureka” moment and at once the low-probability approach acquires the highest probability. – Edward De Bono. Excerpt from a book by John Townsend & Jacques Favier titled The Creative Manager’s Pocketbook. Page: 2. ISBN: 1-870471-69-5.

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.

4 Responses to “photo copy”

  1. October 4, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Damn!! Even this one is copied. Do you know when ‘LeicaShop’ one was published?

  2. October 4, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Both were created in the same time frame (2009) as they were both competing in the Cannes Lions festival, both got into the long list, I think the judges did not award any of them.

  3. October 6, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Unfair to the original. Anyway let’s forget who copied from whom and just celebrate the idea:)

  4. October 7, 2009 at 10:02 am

    to truly celebrate the idea it is important to congratulate the creators of the idea; so we can not forget who copied from whom. remember next time it could be your work that is copied by someone who wins an award based on your ideas 😉

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