was on vacation in London when Mr. Jobs died and was captivated by the visual tribute, which was published in several British newspapers. They said only that that it was "designed by a Hong Kong student.” "Because we didn't know the college, it took quite some time to get hold of him," Mr. Fink said. "I had my assistant in Shanghai calling all the colleges in Hong Kong.” After his vacation, Mr. Fink flew directly to Hong Kong to meet Mr. Mak.
In February, Mr. Fink offered Mr. Mak an assignment that he had just presented to his creative team. The brief was simply: "Sharing a Coke.”
"I think the way I approached the poster is quite similar to the Steve Jobs Apple logo,” I don't want to say it's my style, but I do enjoy combining elements together to create a joke almost. It captures people's attention. These kinds of images are quite appropriate to advertising. It takes a second to get, and then there's an 'aha' moment."
I got a call from Graham himself, telling me that the design had won in the festival. I asked him what, and "only the biggest award there is!" was his answer.The next day, I flew to Cannes, apologising to my professors for skipping their classes, and went up to the stage in the evening. To receive one of the biggest applauses of the night (so I have been told) was both a very proud and humbling moment for me. Every hand I shook as I walked down the street at Cannes was a bewildering experience - in the best possible way.
A record 34,301 entries from 87 countries have been submitted to the Cannes Lions 59th International Festival of Creativity7 ideas
The idea is not exactly the same ("Aids Kills" vs "Make love, not war" but the visual is yet 100% identical. Too bad for the creatives from Moldova, but MTV shot first!THE ORIGINAL MTV, To promote the use of condom “Aids kills” – 2006, Agency : Ogilvy Lisbon (Portugal)Love Store “Make Love, Not War” – 2012, Agency : Looma, Kishinev (Moldova)
THE ORIGINAL: Peugeot Bipper “Downsize your business” – 2008 (Agency : Euro RSCG Worldwide Spain)LESS ORIGINAL TVN “shorter commercial breaks” – 2011, Cannes BRONZE LION )Agency : Lowe Porta Chile)Quite the same idea, but a different message. One gets a Bronze Lion, the other gets nothing! The difference is very thin between an awarded idea and another that nobody will remember..
Same idea and also same headline/baseline! How could creative team from Singapore ignore the fact that this kind of concept has been done to death? Original BankMed – 2009 “Make your money work for you” Agency : Impact BBDO (Lebanon)BT Invest btinvest.com – 2012 “Let money work for you” Agency : Wild Advertising and Marketing (Singapore)
Pottery installation “Ying Yeung” – 2003,Hong Kong Museum of Art,Artist : Tsang Cheung ShingZaini Coffee “The smoothest milk chocolate” – 2009,Agency : Leo Burnett (Italy)Advertising inspires itself from Art and it's perfectly normal. I have nothing to object to this. But in this case, as in many others, it's not inspiration or hommage it's just plagiarism. The original artist isn't credited anywhere, it's pure rip-off. Such a shame.
New York Pizza 2008 vs Hell Pizza 2012 Canneslions shortlist (Agency : Selmore – Netherlands vs. New Zeland) Hell yeah... what a copycat! You call this quality? I call this 100% pure déjà-vu! They really are serious schmucks at Hell Pizza if they thought it was an original idea.