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Campaign for the music fest (Enigmatic 80s) which celebrates the music of the 80s.
This is an awful lot like this:
I'm not saying it's identical, but the concept isn't really yours.
EDIT: I really don't know where to draw the line for things like this. Obviously, we're all drawing from things that we've seen. I just don't know how much needs to be original thought.
Note that coïncidences happen. If 2 ads have the same idea, it doesn't mean one agency has shamelessly plagiarize the other one.
The thiking process for a festival about 80's music is pretty clear : cassettes, MJ, you got it.
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We haven't seen that Tape Art before. When we got a chance to work on this project we thought of the '80s as the era of cassettes and cassette decks. So we had a brainstorming session where we thought of the tapes and highlighting the characteristic features of the artists who rocked that period with it.
I'm not opposed to the idea of the same idea originating in two places simultaneously, but this is kinda pushing it a little to me. Especially the second execution just looks SO MUCH like stuff I've seen before, my mind automatically goes, "You took an idea from someone else and slapped a logo on it." I mean, obviously someone can't have a monopoly on tape art or anything, but I don't like the idea of stolen concepts making FP, which will likely happen to this. It's good, obviously, which makes it even more suspicious, IMO. And no one ever says "Ok, it's been done before, maybe I should try something new." Everyone just runs with it and says "Well it's mine." Which, frankly, is a bad way to be thinking when your job is to be original. But do what you want. Thanks at least for making your own versions and not taking art from others.
EDIT: I reread this and I sound more angry than I am here. I'm more confused than anything.