US Girls Scouts, ESDJCO patch design from Chaser Merchandising, Ergotron, California HealthCare Foundation, andWomen’s Entrepreneurial Development Conference, LA County Public Health; Indonesia’s Association of National Plus Curriculum Schools; Singapore-based Health & Fertility Centre for Women, Face to Face Charity Organization; Paris Metro Transportation System; Peace logo design development by Felix Stockwell, featuring a child and a dove; Canada-based HOPE International Development Agency; Founders Inn & Spa, Virginia Beach; SCI Global HR Outsourcing;Celebrity Speakers Associates, UK; MD Cosmetic & Laser Clinic News, Abbotsford, BC, Canada; Hawaii Montessori Schools, HI; Right Brain People Consulting Co.; Routledge Publishing, USA.
There’s an old French proverb: “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose,” first coined by French columnist and novelist Alphonse Karr (1808-1890), which loosely translates to: “The more we change, the more we stay the same.”
Before the internet, we all operated in virtual seclusion and isolation, as individuals in our world. Collaboration only occurred in Multinational Corporations that operated across different countries and cultures. In the business world, ideas and innovation spread in limitation, only to organizations that had the resources and means to communicate
Facebook, Twitter, Linked-IN, Groupon, and Crowdsourcing are becoming a common part of our vocabulary and lifestyle… through which mediums we are connected through our work, and the objects that inspire us. And for all the children born in internet era, life without it is simply unfathomable.
I’ve been on a personal mission myself, in pursuit of suspiciously similar looking Logos and Corporate Identities. A fruitful quest to date, having come across myriad doppelgängers, look-alikes, wannabes, copies, or plain plagiarism. Sheer coincidence? Or copycats? An ever changing, ever amassing encyclopedia of visual identity is just a click away.
Turns out being a true original is increasingly difficult, if not virtually impossible.