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Royal Opera House Muscat – Logo crime analysis

Clip art, in the graphic arts, refers to pre-made images used to illustrate any medium.

Today, clip art is used extensively in both personal and commercial projects, ranging from home-printed greeting cards to commercial candles.

Clip art comes in many forms, both electronic and printed. However, most clip art today is created, distributed, and used in an electronic form.

Since its inception, clip art has evolved to include a wide variety of content, file formats, illustration styles, and licensing restrictions.

Clip art is generally composed exclusively of illustrations (created by hand or by computer software), and does not include stock photography.

source: wikipedia.

The following is the simple three steps process which anyone can do for free at home

The following are three examples (of many) on where you can obtain the free clip art which the Royal Opera House Muscat logo and entire visual identity was based upon. just copy and paste it into your browser and see for yourself.

Please notice that the “Royal Opera House Muscat” logo clip art was uploaded on Vecteezy website on October 23rd, 2007 and since then it has been downloaded more than 257,031  times from this site alone.

http://www.vecteezy.com/ornaments/144-ornaments-and-flourishes

http://www.easyvectors.com/browse/ornaments-decorations/ornaments-and-flourishes

 

http://vector.tutsplus.com/articles/web-roundups/250-free-vintage-graphics-flourish-vector-ornaments/

The following example illustrates the original clip art with followed then with a progression to the current official logo of the Royal Opera House Muscat logo.

The lessons to be learned here are that:

  1. The logo is based entirely on clip art.
  2. You can not protect something that you don’t own or have Intellectual Property rights for.
  3. The wide number of downloads of the same vector clip art used for the logo means that it is most certainly used somewhere in the world for something other than the Royal Opera House Muscat
  4. Most important of all…do NOT ever use a clip art or an element of a clip art in ANY logo design, specially when it involves national pride.

 

NB. In case you were wondering…the logo of the Royal Opera House Muscat was designed by Landor in Dubai ;) there was another incident  where Landor got inspired by the (new at that time) logo of Quark Xpress and used it for a chain of supermarkets in Dubai.

Go for gold

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Source: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-4025494-climbing-golden-ladder.html

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Client: Wataniya Telecom

Agency: Zenith Media

Country: UAE – Dubai.

The main visual and core concept of the ad is clip art!!! Check out an older post on this blog relating to this: source of inspiration

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Clip art, in the graphic arts, refers to pre-made images used to illustrate any medium. Today, clip art is used extensively in both personal and commercial projects, ranging from home-printed greeting cards to commercial candles. Clip art comes in many forms, both electronic and printed. However, most clip art today is created, distributed, and used in an electronic form. Since its inception, clip art has evolved to include a wide variety of content, file formats, illustration styles, and licensing restrictions. Clip art is generally composed exclusively of illustrations (created by hand or by computer software), and does not include stock photography. source: wikipedia.

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Published in the Times of Oman English daily newspaper. Tuesday August 18, 2009. Business section. Page: 22.

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Published in Business News magazine. October 2009. Page: 46.

Published in Osrati magazine 2010.

Published in Al Maraa (woman) Magazine. Page: 33.

4U & them

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http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-13045309–d-render-of-someone-wearing-a-gold-crown.html

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Country: Kuwait

Year: January, 2009.

Clip art, in the graphic arts, refers to pre-made images used to illustrate any medium. Today, clip art is used extensively in both personal and commercial projects, ranging from home-printed greeting cards to commercial candles. Clip art comes in many forms, both electronic and printed. However, most clip art today is created, distributed, and used in an electronic form. Since its inception, clip art has evolved to include a wide variety of content, file formats, illustration styles, and licensing restrictions. Clip art is generally composed exclusively of illustrations (created by hand or by computer software), and does not include stock photography. source: wikipedia.

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Very Sheep

memacAgency: Memac Ogilvy

Country: Kuwait

Year: 2008

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Source: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-21221950-special-illustration-for-islamic-event-adha-eid.html

Clip art, in the graphic arts, refers to pre-made images used to illustrate any medium. Today, clip art is used extensively in both personal and commercial projects, ranging from home-printed greeting cards to commercial candles. Clip art comes in many forms, both electronic and printed. However, most clip art today is created, distributed, and used in an electronic form. Since its inception, clip art has evolved to include a wide variety of content, file formats, illustration styles, and licensing restrictions. Clip art is generally composed exclusively of illustrations (created by hand or by computer software), and does not include stock photography. source: wikipedia.

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Why?

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Source: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-16248325-simple-illustration-for-islamic-events-like-ramadan-month-feter-eid-adha-eid.html

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Client: Viva

Agency: Leo Burnett

Country: Kuwait

Year: 2008

Why would Leo Burnett Kuwait damage Leo Burnett international creative reputation for a quick buck?!!!

 Client: International Association of Public Transport

Year: 2011.

Clip art, in the graphic arts, refers to pre-made images used to illustrate any medium. Today, clip art is used extensively in both personal and commercial projects, ranging from home-printed greeting cards to commercial candles. Clip art comes in many forms, both electronic and printed. However, most clip art today is created, distributed, and used in an electronic form. Since its inception, clip art has evolved to include a wide variety of content, file formats, illustration styles, and licensing restrictions. Clip art is generally composed exclusively of illustrations (created by hand or by computer software), and does not include stock photography. source: wikipedia.

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Merry Adha

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Client: BKME (Bank of Kuwait and the Middle East).

Agency: Horizon FCB.

Creative Director: Joe Ghazal.

Country: Kuwait.

Year: December, 2008.

This is an ad with “balls” J; Christmas tree decorations “balls” are used as the main visual to send out the Islamic Eid Al Adha greeting – Not a good idea for a bank that is in the process of becoming Sharia’a compliant.

the inspiration for this creative concept is from www.shutterstock.com; just replace the lantern with a pearl ;)

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Source: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-16903675-simple-illustration-for-islamic-events-like-ramadan-month-feter-eid-adha-eid.html

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 Source: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-16248334-simple-illustration-for-islamic-events-like-ramadan-month-feter-eid-adha-eid.html

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Client: United Laboratories

Country: Kuwait – 2009

Published in Al Dar daily Kuwaiti newspaper. August 25, 2009. Page:9. Business section.

Client: International Association of Public Transport

Year: 2011

Clip art, in the graphic arts, refers to pre-made images used to illustrate any medium. Today, clip art is used extensively in both personal and commercial projects, ranging from home-printed greeting cards to commercial candles. Clip art comes in many forms, both electronic and printed. However, most clip art today is created, distributed, and used in an electronic form. Since its inception, clip art has evolved to include a wide variety of content, file formats, illustration styles, and licensing restrictions. Clip art is generally composed exclusively of illustrations (created by hand or by computer software), and does not include stock photography. source: wikipedia.

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The following is a good and relevant example on how to properly use Christmas balls decorations.

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Move up to the source of creative inspiration

Client: Wataniya Telecom

Agency: Impact & Echo BBDO

Country: Kuwait

Year: November 2008

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source: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-4025494-climbing-golden-ladder.html

It is sad to see a big advertiser such as Wataniya Telecom working with an internationally affiliated agency such as Impact & Echo BBDO producing “creative” work of this level.

Clip art are not supposed to be used in such a way for such a client by such an agency. Whatever happened to differentiation, corporate image and originality?

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The devil is in the detail ;)

NB. When you sign to fotolia, you get a credit that is worth one dollar, and the cost of the high resolution clipart is just 3$ check it out http://us.fotolia.com/microsoftclipart?xc=j0439348&LLCC=en-US

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Client: Wataniya Telecom

Agency: Zenith media

Country: UAE – Duabi

Clip art, in the graphic arts, refers to pre-made images used to illustrate any medium. Today, clip art is used extensively in both personal and commercial projects, ranging from home-printed greeting cards to commercial candles. Clip art comes in many forms, both electronic and printed. However, most clip art today is created, distributed, and used in an electronic form. Since its inception, clip art has evolved to include a wide variety of content, file formats, illustration styles, and licensing restrictions. Clip art is generally composed exclusively of illustrations (created by hand or by computer software), and does not include stock photography. source: wikipedia.

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Clip art, in the graphic arts, refers to pre-made images used to illustrate any medium. Today, clip art is used extensively in both personal and commercial projects, ranging from home-printed greeting cards to commercial candles. Clip art comes in many forms, both electronic and printed. However, most clip art today is created, distributed, and used in an electronic form. Since its inception, clip art has evolved to include a wide variety of content, file formats, illustration styles, and licensing restrictions. Clip art is generally composed exclusively of illustrations (created by hand or by computer software), and does not include stock photography. source: wikipedia.

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