Friday, August 14, 2015

'Suntory Pulls Promotional Bags Bearing Designs of Tokyo Olympics Emblem Creator'

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/08/13/national/suntory-pulls-promotional-bags-bearing-designs-tokyo-olympics-emblem-creator/#.Vc0g9L8pKw2

In his defense of his Tokyo Olympics logo design last week, Kenjiro Sano stressed that the design was "something made starting from zero" and that "as an art director I have never ripped anything off."  While some of the comparisons below are pretty doubtful at best, a few clearly make use of pre-existing images and one, the swimmer and shadow, looks undeniably like a copy of the original's style.  Their withdrawal from the Suntory promo campaign is a major blow to the credibility of Sano's Tokyo logo defense.

1 comment:

TokyoRacer said...

London had Jack the Ripper, Tokyo has Kenjiro the Ripper.