Original: Design Center.
Less original: P&A Kuwait.
This ad was published in Arab Ad magazine.
Another example of the same concept can be seen on the pages of Arab AdSeptember, 2003 issue. Vol. 13. No. 8. Page:212.
Unbelievable!!! This copycat concept got awarded Silver at the 2003 Jordan Advertising Awards!!! The awards were organized by Arab Ad and Mediascope J and were held on the 14th of August, 2003 at the Grand Hayatt hotel in Amman – Jordan.
The following criteria was used to evaluate the work, 55 points for freshness of the idea, 20 points for strategy, 20 points for quality of the execution and 5 points for personal assessment.
Judging panel included: Walid Azzi (Arab Ad), Tony Sabbagh, Nadim Zahar, Nagi Moubarak, Reema Karram, Halim Choueiry (publisher of Comma in Arab Ad), Hanadi Shehabeddine (Arab Ad), Ali Maher and Ani Orfali.
A copycat is a person that mimics or repeats the behavior of another. The term is often derogatory, suggesting a lack of originality. The expression may derive from kittens that learned by imitating the behaviors of their mothers. – Wikipedia.
Plagiarism: The abuse of another’s original work by copying it and passing it off as one’s own. As defined in Alastair Campbell book titled The Designer’s Lexicon. Page: 293 ISBN: 0-304-35505-4.
“Imitation is the sincerest form of thievery” excerpt from a book by Capsule titled Design Matters. Page: 84. ISBN -13:978-1-59253-341-1.
“When we all think alike, then no one is thinking” – Walter Lipmann.