Does John Williams have no empathy?

Image from RockPaperInk blog post "Love Thy Logo"

The recent Logo Garden scandal has many graphic designers up in arms. From the Action Alert sent by AIGA to warn graphic designers about possible theft and plagiarism of their logos, to the blog post “Love Thy Logo” on RockPaperInk by Bill Gardner, it is clear many are appalled.

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“Hope” Poster – Fair Use or Copyright Infringment?

On left, Obama “Hope” poster designed by Shepard Fairey. On right, original AP photograph of Barack Obama taken by Manny Garcia in April 2006.

One of the most celebrated works of campaign art in American history, Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” poster, was added to the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. The poster has also been the focus of a copyright-infringement lawsuit between Shepard Fairey and the Associated Press.

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