I love Bob Caruthers'
Flickr set Similarities
- a collection of design pairs showing the original design and a 're-contextualized', 'inspired' or 'appropriated' later design. Some are 'homages' to the original design and a few, I'm sure are just coincidental.
As Bob says, "They are presented without judgement as to the motives of their creators. The viewers of the pieces can form their own opinion(s) about what they see"
. It must have taken him a long time to gather so many examples and he must have a very in-depth knowledge of design history!
I find it really interesting to see the original designs, when often you didn't even know the current one wasn't the original. It reminds me when I was younger and loved a new song in the charts, only for my dad to say the original version was better!
I came across this Flickr set via Quad Royal
, who has posted a great article about The Sunday TImes poster (immediately above) and the other posters in the 1960's campaign.Images copyright Bob cruthers.