It seems that I am seeing more and more news and posts about plagiarized songs. You can’t go to the movie theaters and watch an original movie any more. With a few very rare exceptions (Metalocalypse, for one), television is a vast wasteland of unoriginal, uninspired ideas. Web sites (especially the news sites) all look the same nowadays.
With all this rehashing and regurgitating of ideas, why should logos be any exception? They’re not. Here are a few posts (anyone catch the irony in this post?) detailing some of the more aggregious logo copies (not all of them are actually ripoffs, but they still look strikingly similar):
Here are a few things I’ve noticed (I’m not saying that I’m the first, as I’m sure thousands of others have noticed the same thing; I’m just saying that I noticed them on my own without any prompts from outsiders) that look eerily similar:
Spiderman 3 and Playstation 3 (during the initial marketing for the PS3, they also used the “Batman Beyond” font for their slogan, which was something along the lines of “Play Beyond”):
The Fedora icon (as clipped by Sun’s VirtualBox, which makes it much more noticeable) and the Facebook Favorites Icon:
What other logos have you noticed that look just like other, more popular logos?