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Albert Einstein Once Said…

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“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”

Nothing is ever truly original now is it? As we’ve said here before Everything is a Remix. Since the dawn of time artists have been borrowing influences from other sources whether it be subconsciously or deliberately. Musically Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones spring to mind and their successful re-interpretation of the blues.

Here we look at posters and images from throughout the years that bear a certain comparison with previous examples of the art. Some of these are accidents and any similarity is entirely coincidental, some are re-contexualised having been effectively borrowed from a completely different time or circumstance, others are homages and pay respect to their predecessors whilst many are inspired or appropriated. Whichever way you look at it imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and after all’s said and done – nothing is truly original now is it?

 

 

David Pelham (1972); Designer Unknown (2010)
David Pelham (1972); Designer Unknown (2010)

 

Pulido (1974); Designer Unknown (2010)
Pulido (1974); Designer Unknown (2010)
Saul Bass (1971); Mieczyslaw Wasilewski (1979)
Saul Bass (1971); Mieczyslaw Wasilewski (1979)

 

Lou Dorfsman (1951); Johnny Danger (2010)
Lou Dorfsman (1951); Johnny Danger (2010)

 

John Gilroy (1936); The Small Print Studios (2007)
John Gilroy (1936); The Small Print Studios (2007)
Twiggy (Lesley Hornsby) (c.1969); Delehanty, Kurnit & Geller (c.mid-1960s); Daisy Lowe photo by Greg Williams (2010)
Twiggy (Lesley Hornsby) (c.1969); Delehanty, Kurnit & Geller (c.mid-1960s); Daisy Lowe photo by Greg Williams (2010)

 

Designer Unknown (1965); Jeff Matz (2010)
Designer Unknown (1965); Jeff Matz (2010)

 

 

Daniel Wiese (2007); Heads of State (2004); Designer Unknown (ND)
Daniel Wiese (2007); Heads of State (2004); Designer Unknown (ND)

Hans Hillmann (1964); Michael Washburn (2010)

                                     Hans Hillmann (1964); Michael Washburn (2010)

Ladislav Sutnar (1929); Designer Unknown (2006)
Ladislav Sutnar (1929); Designer Unknown (2006)

 

 

Andy Warhol (1967); Pete Cardoso (2003)
Andy Warhol (1967); Pete Cardoso (2003)

 

 

Colin Forbes (1979); Chris Rovillo (1987)
Colin Forbes (1979); Chris Rovillo (1987)

 

 

Designer Unknown (1913); Gerald Bustamente (2003); Designer Unknown (2007); Andres Jensen (2010)
Designer unknown (1913) Gerald Bustamente (2003) Designer Unknown (2007) Andres Jensen (2010)

 

Reynold Brown (1958); Robe (2009)
Reynold Brown (1958); Robe (2009)

 

Pierre Bonnard (1894); Tadanori Yokoo (1968)
Pierre Bonnard (1894); Tadanori Yokoo (1968)

 

Designer Unknown (1961); Rufus Wainwright (2006)
Designer Unknown (1961); Rufus Wainwright (2006)

 

Abner Graboff (1968); Rhinocorn (2010)
Abner Graboff (1968); Rhinocorn (2010)

 

Aleksandr Rodchenko & Vladimir Majakovskij (1925); Nathan Burton (2005)
Aleksandr Rodchenko & Vladimir Majakovskij (1925); Nathan Burton (2005)

 

 

Saul Bass (1958); Brian Cvejanovich (2010)
Saul Bass (1958); Brian Cvejanovich (2010)

 

 

Bernard Villemot (1981); Papa Sagg (2011)
Bernard Villemot (1981); Papa Sagg (2011)

 

Dan Stiles (2006); Doe Eyed (2011)
Dan Stiles (2006); Doe Eyed (2011)


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