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Happy Birthday

This prize-winning poster celebrating Marshall Josip Broz Tito’s birthday is a redesign of a 1930’s Richard Klein poster (right). NSK (Neue Slowenische Kunst) narrowly escaped imprisonment when the original Nazi source became public knowledge.

Less Original: Poster to Commemorate the Day of Yugoslav Youth

Art Direction/Designer: New Collectivism

Client: Socialist Youth League of Slovenia

Country: Slovenia

Year: 1987

Featured in a book by Milton Glaser & Mirko Ilic’ titled The Design of Dissent.

Page 4. ISBN: 1-59253-117-2

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

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

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