Something is bothering me. I’ve been trying for the past few days to figure out how to discuss it without offending anyone (don’t worry, most of you won’t be offended or even care for that matter).
I shared this lovely little blog header with you a while back:
And then I was on Pinterest and saw this:
My mind immediately connected the two. Now, most people would notice their similarities and move on. But in my graphically-designed mind, there are sirens and horns and flashing warning lights going off. Why? Because one of these is an original design and one is not. So which came first? I decided to find out.
Upon doing some research, I found that the blog header was designed by Leigh-Ann from Freckled Nest. The concert poster was designed by Dan Padavic from Vahalla Studios. I also found that Leigh-Ann had pinned Dan’s concert poster to her Pinterest account, so I knew she was aware of it. So I contacted her to get a clear picture of why these two designs are so much alike. Here was her response:
Ok, so that clears up which came first (for the record, I did not contact Dan because I didn’t feel it was my place to stir the proverbial pot since I had gotten my answer from Leigh-Ann). But that doesn’t clear up my reaction to it. My 1st reaction: rip-off. My 2nd reaction: I appreciate the fact that she admitted her inspiration. 3rd reaction: I really like Leigh-Ann’s blog/ she seems like a nice person/ I could probably be friends with her/ she shares my love of station wagons. 4th reaction: Grr… why did I have to see that stupid (beautiful) poster.