Thursday, September 13, 2012

Swipe? Homage? Serendipity?


The top two issues are Dylan Horrocks' Pickle issue 9 & 10.
The bottom two issues are my b-one issues 3 & 5.

Was this an intentional swipe? Did I see some great design and bastardize it? I cannot truthfully say. It's been quite a while, but I've had a resurgence of admiration for Dylan Horrocks. Digging up these issues of Pickle to cover on the podcast I immediately noticed the similarities. I love these Pickle issues, the story the artwork, the paper and yes the cover design.

As you can tell the Horrocks Pickle cover design is far superior. It must have ingrained itself in my subconscious. There is also the EC Comics cover design connection but I think the Pickle/b-one similarities are closer together.

So did I swipe? Is it a homage? Serendipity? You decide.

4 comments:

jonny the homicidal drummer said...

a lot of covers look like that i'm sure

Sampsa Granström said...

I don't think it can be considered swiping if it's subconscious. Besides a lot of old jazz and soul record covers have a similar look.

Jonathan O'Briant said...

You're in the clear on this one.

Felipe said...

Swipe!! Clearly you aren't creative enough to come up with your own design!

I kid kid!

It's like what Sampsa said, the design was buried deep inside your subconscious and the design influenced your work but I don't believe it's a swipe, but more of an unconsicious homage.

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