by Kerby Rosanes . November 29th, 2013
Have you ever seen a logo design for a brand that exactly resembles another logo design you’ve seen before? If so, then that would be another case of plagiarized logo design. With the rise of the Internet making almost all information is just a click away, design like any other creative work can easily be copied.
The people behind Logo Thief, a website recently launched to name and shame the logo thieves want to stop this illegal acts. The blog keep track and documents various cases of logo design plagiarism and name people who rip-off the designs of other designers.
A prominent plagiarism done by unknown logo designer of “Harolds” – a hotel from Cebu, Philippines which was an obvious rip-off of the logotype “Harrods” , the London department store designed by Minale Tattersfield in 1967. (Source)
The curated cases include a comparison between the copied and the original logo design. Some of the ripped off logos were modified but the resemblance to the original design can be seen clearly. While some have undergone modifications, some logos are exactly copied from the original.
Scroll down below to see some of the cases of plagiarized logos or head over to Logo Thief for the complete write-up about these cases.
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Kerby is an online marketer who has a keen eye in print design and creative artworks. When not at work, he spends most of his time in completing his sketchbooks with doodles and illustrations from anything that inspires him to draw. He is an avid fan of Japanese Anime, manga and some comic book characters. Check out his illustration blog and portfolio for more info.