29 July 2009

Issue 2 of Super8 out now and free, to those living in Milan.


30 July 2009, 7:41 pm Karl Peterson says:

Excuse me if I’m wrong, but I think the blue and pink cube background that is showing through is Andy Gilmore’s work. Here:

Since they’re showing the poster almost in it’s entirety, I would say that this does not constitute fair use. As a side note, I’m getting really sick of this kind of graphic recycling that is plaguing the internet right now. Come up with some original work people.

31 July 2009, 6:05 pm Pete Barnett says:

Wow, nice catch. Taking inspiration from other work is one thing, but grabbing the actual artwork and pasting it into your design is pretty f’d up. I wonder what Super8 have to say… they’ve been asked.

03 August 2009, 1:55 pm Karl Peterson says:

Would you post any reply you get from them here? Or send it to my email kbpeterson(at) . Thanks Pete

03 August 2009, 2:03 pm Pete Barnett says:

I’ve yet to hear a response from them on the matter. I suspect they’re avoiding my question…

05 August 2009, 9:09 am Super8 says:

Hi Pete, we’ve replaced it.


05 August 2009, 4:11 pm Karl Peterson says:

I’m glad they fixed the problem with Andy’s art, but on closer inspection I found more lifted material. On the second page of the magazine here: the “2″ was lifted from this poster: , the landscapes on the right were lifted from this: , and I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen those exact penrose triangles on ffffound (but there it was red instead of blue). I can’t figure out who the designers are for any of those images, but it definitely wasn’t Super8. It looks like these people just jumped on Ffffound and took whatever they wanted. And these are just the images that I recognized, there are probably more.

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