Bunnies in color

I’ve always loved the Bravia ads. Here’s the newest one – it’s right in the middle; better than “Paint,” not as good as “Balls.”

Lots of talk over at Gizmodo about how this idea was stolen from an artist. My take? The original art features ideas that were combined to use in the spot. But it was advanced significantly – to the point that it barely even resembles the original art. It’s more of an homage, though I’m sure if the original artists wanted to, they could yell “thief” all night and have plenty of support.

Actually, some of the art in question is just as stolen – it is a new treatment on one of my favorites, Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai.

I see the case on both sides, and if I was the artist in question, I’d be pissed. But I just can’t imagine there’s much of a case here. If there is, I’d better watch out with who I choose to inspire me. I’d hate to be lambasted for “stealing” an author’s style.

This was lovingly handwritten on October 5th, 2007