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What do the Royal Bank of Scotland and Qatar National Bank have in common?

Original: RBS – The Royal Bank of Scotland

Country: Scotland.

Less Original: QNB – Qatar National Bank.

Country: Qatar.

Both examples were contributed by Mr. Montaser Al Abasi.

A logo (Greek λογότυπος = logotypos) is a graphical element, (ideogram, symbol, emblem, icon, sign) that, together with its logotype (a uniquely set and arranged typeface) form a trademark or commercial brand. Typically, a logo’s design is for immediate recognition, inspiring trust, admiration, loyalty and an implied superiority. [1] The logo is one aspect of a company’s commercial brand, or economic entity, and its shapes, colors, fonts, and images usually are different from others in a similar market. Logos are also used to identify organizations and other non-commercial entities.

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.

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.


copycat busted at the speed of web

Published in the International Herald Tribune. Friday, October 14, 2011. Page: 20.

Special thanks to Mr. Marzouq J. Al Marzouq for sharing this with all of us 🙂


The big idea vs the cliche’

Client: Behbehani Motors Company – VW

Agency: Paragon Marketing Communications

Country: Kuwait -2011

Client: Behbehani Motors Company – VW

Agency: Bates Pan Gulf

Country: Kuwait -2011

Check out more “creativity” by Bates Pan Gulf Kuwait by following links on this blog

When will they learn?

Vegetarian beasts

Cannes Lions reaction to the 2009 Dubai Lynx

Torn creativity


Bursting another copycat Bubble in Kuwait

splash of creativity


Anubis live at the Oman 3rd media and advertising conferance

BlogAnubis is an active participating exhibitor at Oman’s 3rd Media & Advertising conference. October 18-20, 2011.


Eureka selling I Phone for KD 400 and stealing other people artwork!!!


Source: Eureka selling iPhone for KD400 and stealing other peoples artwork

Client: Eureka

Agency: in-house

Country: Kuwait – November, 2011.

Moey took a picture of a Eureka ad in the newspaper for Eureka in which they are selling the 8GB iPhone for KD400! Thats over KD250 more expensive then if you bought it yourself off the Internet. If that wasn’t bad enough Moey also pointed out that the visual of their press ad was copied off a Deviant Art user! The picture above is of the Eureka advert side by side with the original artwork which can be found [Here]

Thanks Moey





Harvey Davidson – The agency that copied these ads also copied

 Question: Are they mocking you?

Answer: Hell YES.


creative animals


Client: Northwestern National Life

Country: USA

Less Original

Client: Teledymag commercial directory

Country: Kuwait

Continue reading ‘creative animals’


Copycat logo busted in recored time

The Original

Client: Bustan Al Wataniya

Agency: Paragon Marketing Communications

Designer: Konstantin Assenov

Country: Kuwait

Uploaded to logopond on: 4th of September, 2011.


The Copycat

Client: Media Gmbh

Designer: Unknown

Country: Unknown

Uploaded to logopond on: 14th of September, 2011.


In the age of the internet it took someone 10 days to copy our work but it only took us 2 hours to find out.

Continue reading ‘Copycat logo busted in recored time’


WWF copycunts

Post by: Copycunts

Original by Chris Auret & Alexis Christodoulou, student campaign for South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) with the line ‘Would you care more now?’

“Rip off by Arnaud Vanhelle & Benoit Raynert, live campaign for WWF with the line ‘Would you care more if I was a gorilla/rhino/panda?’
This is just too fucking much. If the identical concept and execution weren’t enough to convince everyone with half a fucking brain and one functioning eyeball that the Ogilvy campaign is a total steal, the near-identical line should. Plus the fact that Chris and Alexis’ had been online for some time before the Ogilvy one came out.
But – those thieving fuckers are still protesting their innocence. Here’s my favourite line from Ogilvy’s official statement (made in a letter from their lawyer to one representing Chris & Alexis):
“Our work is indeed based on the same idea as the one of your client. But you will agree, above all, that it is not very original to use animals in their environment to talk over the disappearance of animals.”
In other words: “The idea’s shit anyway so even if we did steal it, the fact that you even care means all your ideas must be shit, so just, like, shut up yeah?”
Absolute bag of dicks. Just fucking own up to it, have some balls, relish your utter, abject ad-man cuntishness. Don’t send a statement through a lawyer. Write it on a just-emptied coke wrap, invite the boys in for a book crit and then staple it to their foreheads while they wait in reception as you saunter past on your way to the whorehouse.
But then I suppose that would require some imagination, wouldn’t it? Cunts”.


I came across the above story on the blog copycunts  which has a plethora of copycat examples, what I also noticed is that a lot of copycat ads, spoof ads and ghost ads are synonymous with the WWF!!!!!! almost like creativity is an endangered specie. I for one wish that copycats become extinct. Follow this links to see more copycat crimes committed in the name of WWF or on behalf of them:

WWF 9/11

FP7 Doha tricked WWF

recycled Invasion

xo tic tac tao



Check out more examples by following this link:


Copy cat addiction in Lebanon

THE ORIGINAL Office of National Drug Control Policy

Agency : Margeotes, Fertitta and Partners

Country: USA

Year: 1998

……13 years later……:)

LESS ORIGINAL Lebanese Ministry of Interior against Drugs

Author : Neshan Der Haroutounian

Country: Lebanon

Year: 2011.

Source: Mirror Eggs / Pile poêle la même chose!

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