Awards: New York Festivals Gold
Japan – 2001
Less original: EMIRATES ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP
Awards: Print Silver & Outdoor Bronze at the 2008 Dubai Lynx Awards
UAE – 2008
Category: Public Health & Safety,
Public Awareness, Fundraising & Appeals
Title: NYLON BAGS
Product/Service: ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
Advertising Agency: JWT DUBAI
Country: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Executive Creative Director: Chafic Haddad
Copywriter: Rola Ghotmeh
Art Director: Rola Ghotmeh
Photographer: Trevor Vaughan
Illustrator: Ashish Vaze / Nabil Kamara
Account Supervisor: Prabakhar Iyer
Other Credits: Food Stylist-Gabby Atkinson
Source : http://www.joelapompe.net/
Both ads are visually communicating the environmental issue of sea pollution by means of featuring a plate of sushi/maki rolls with pollutants; through a process of lateral thinking!!!
To add insult to injury the creative director of this awarded copy cat is serving as a judge on the MENA Crystal Creativity Awards jury!!! search for JWT Dubai and see what comes up on this blog alone.
Lateral Thinking: When a low probability line of thought leads to an effective idea, there is a “Eureka” moment and at once the low-probability approach acquires the highest probability. – Edward De Bono. Excerpt from a book by John Townsend & Jacques Favier titled The Creative Manager’s Pocketbook. Page: 2. ISBN: 1-870471-69-5.
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.