I’m not sure who came up with this phrase but I have to say that I disagree with it. When I come across a design of ours that has “inspired” another designer – and there have been quite a few lately - it sets the tone for a pretty bad day and I find it hard to get things done. There’s nothing worse than spending countless hours on a design project, trying to get it just right and then someone comes along and well, you take a look.
This is the third time in two weeks that I have found someone who has been very inspired by our work. I have decided to post a column about it as a way of making others aware that its happening to everyone, not just us. So here is the first in a series of posts.
Elum Lucidity invitation introduced in 2007:
Dolce Press’ business card design can be found here:
Humm… looks pretty similar to me… When I called to discuss this with the owner (I spoke to a man) he said that his client (shown above) wanted a “wavy pattern on her cards.” Is there only one wavy pattern out there? I guess so!
Here’s another interesting piece by the same company.
Elum Empress invitation suite introduced in 2007
Dolce Press’ invitation can be seen here:
They did change the small image in the center of the intersecting lines… You be the judge.
This is an update to this post: 7/3/2009
So I happened to stumble across yet another eerily familiar designs of ours on the Dolce Press website:
Elums Quilted Blankies Birth Announcement designed in 2005:
Dolce Press Business Card designed not too long ago:
I am now at a total loss for words on this one. Yuk!
So I happened to stumble across yet another eerily familiar designs of ours on the Paper Chez website: Elum Orchid Bloom designed in 2005:
Paper Chez designed 2008:
Here’s the link to the Paper Chez copy of the Orchid Bloom invitation. They even named it Orchid…
You make the call.