F is for Fake by Orsen Wells (1973)
"a fake documentary about fakery, with particular attention devoted to art forger Elmyr de Hory, to author Clifford Irving, and to Welles himself"
the real and the painted at Villa Farnesia. this does not represent the same issues with copying, but still cool. as you can see from the cord, you can walk on the real, but can't touch the fake.
P. Diddy rip off of a Marian Bantjes (& Pentagram) poster for Yale. there is a nice quote from Michael Bierut in an article on fastcodesign: “In every fashion design studio I’ve ever visited, there are overpopulated pin-up boards just overflowing with ‘inspiration’ from all kinds of sources,” he writes in an email. “I understand that ‘borrowing’ ” even as blatant and literal as this ” is hard to bring legal action against beyond cease-and-desist agreements, which which appears to have happened already. No matter what, it’s amazing that a poster for an esoteric academic conference at an Ivy League school somehow gets turned into a t-shirt endorsed by P-Diddy. What a world.”
so gross. Trump stole the crest granted to Joseph Edward Davies, the third husband of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the socialite who built the Mar-a-Lago resort. i guess it wasn't a complete steal: Trump replaced "Integritas" with "Trump." Fitting.
from an article published on Its Nice That by Superimpose Studio, Wednesday 10 May 2017. They write about the effect of social media on the creative industry. "Everyone’s in the same place, moving at the same pace. We only want the freshest, dankest memes and the algorithms won’t allow us to see anything else because they only want to give us what we want. It’s fast, and it’s definitely a kind of progress, but it can’t allow for a diverse creative culture, it’s a mirror culture – we’re seeing ourselves and everyone else at the same time."
from Dafen Village, China, where you can buy a hand-painted copy of a masterpiece. for cheep. this image was found on Huffington Post by Michael Wolf.
the two images above are examples of unauthorized copies of Lance Wyman's 1968 Olympic logo. the bottom one was repurposed by student protestors opposing the government.
controversial logo for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (left) that Belgian designer, Oliver Debie, claimed was a copy of his logo for the Teatre de Liege (right). Debbie eventually dropped his lawsuit but the Tokyo 2020 logo was changed anyway after all the bad press.
Book cover found on amazon. the visualization of sound repurposed as the aesthetics of data.