Rip-off .. Or not?

Reported in the trade-press - here's a pair I think have *nothing* at all in common - really!

Nazi Meat.

The illustrator who traced the old Nazi Germany propaganda poster was by no means trying to imply that american beef (and it's eaters) were Nazi's. We think.

Nazi Meat?
This ad was spotted by Noah Spurrier. You might, as a reflex, begin to rub your eyes here. It is like seeing double isn't it?

Play with your food part TWO

Oh yes - there are more ads where people play with their food. Seems we'll never run out of these!

WonderBra vs PushUp bra!

Ah - how do we describe the product advantage..? I know! We'll show them!

The same visual...but different ideas!

Here's a new one for the fodder - same visual - different idea. Try that one on for size.

More spoof ads (including milk..)

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery......

Underground bands are really unknown.

Underground bands are really unknown.. And that is part of the attraction, no?

Recycle your own ideas.

Instead of stealing good ideas from others - why not reuse your own?

Pin Up Girls Galore!

Sex sells - sex Varga's style sells even better. End of class.

Bilingual Heineken looses its shirt.

The Heineken twins - or; Stare at a logo long enough and you'll find ... that same very thing other people who stared at the logo found!

More Mustaches!

Milk Spoofs - as spofing that milk mustache campaign seems to be people's favorite pass time.

Bang! Bang! You're Copied!

The old "when women have guns aim at the family jewels" visual gag, executed almost identically on two separate posters..

A classic case of A and B ideas / Perception - Reality

My old tutor Gillard used to rip our ads to shreads if we resorted to the left hand page "A" and the right hand page "B" idea. Here's a classic case of two A and B's with similar message.

Preem vs Good Guys Auto.

This is the most blatant ripoff that I have seen so far!
Note that even the lines are more or less directly translated, as in " It's an american car.." vs "It smells Swedish..".

The good guys auto ads was in the 1995 Communication Arts Annual, and I'm sure they won a nice bunch of addy, andy, beffie bessie, clio and other assorted awards.

Welcome to Marlboro ads

Or welcome to Welcome to sterotypicalvisual-land. These anti-smoking ads have the same visual. No smoke without fire as they say.. But who ripped off whom?

Separated at birth? Three drinks do the same thing.

Three different product, (all drinkable - uh, no wait, that depends on who you ask..), three similar headlines, three identical propositions? What happened here?

Anna Nicole in H&M underwear distracts Norwegian drivers

This ad campaign may no longer run in Norway after several drivers have skidded off the road at the sight of the former Playboy model in a corset.

H&M are probably thrilled about the press.