If you needed another reason to dislike the Kaiser Chiefs…
…they blatantly rip off ideas:
Posted 4 years agonealgloverMember
Who cares ?
You either like the music or you don’t.
Can’t see why this matters to anyone. Sturmey Archer included.
What loss can they possibly imagine they might experience from this.
Of course, free advertising from putting out a press release where they make out they are outraged by it is a big bonus 🙄Posted 4 years agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
Because no band has ever used artwork similar to something else? But because “they” have “ripped off” an (iconic?) British bike brand we should be up in arms and calling for them to apologise? Get off…
FWIW, they’re one of the best bands I’ve seen live (at Elland Rd which was epic and twice at the MEN). First two albums were top notch (I swear I’ve never listened to album first time like Education and liked every single second of every track). Since then though they’ve gone downhill (IMHO)…Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
Some of you really need to see and hear other bands
they are OK but they wont be talked about much in 10 years or 20 or 30 years time
Some of you need to lighten up – I doubt the OP or anyone is frothing about this but it is a blatant act of plagiarism by someone [ I know Binners in that industry – shocking ] who knew what they were doingPosted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Re-using design motifs from other things, particularly retro ones – happens all the time. See Andy Warhol.
No problem to argue about here – move along.
it is a blatant act of plagiarism
No it’s not. Hub gears and contemporary music are different enough for it not to be. If Shimano did it, then yes.Posted 4 years agoavdave2Member
It’s quite likely that copyright has expired on a 110 year old design.
Of course Sturmey Archer will be nothing if not delighted with this free publicity. They are protesting just so they’ll get talked about. I guess they saw just how well it went for Specialized and thought we’ll have a bit of that too. 🙂Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
bencooper – Member
I bet the band didn’t design (or rip-off) their own album sleeve anyway.
Yes, probably a lazy designer who thought no-one would notice. They should fess up and say sorry, though.
That’s bollocks. Designers and artists have been borrowing ideas for donkey’s years, sometimes an outright copy, sometimes, like here, taking the style and adapting it. SA getting all huffy and indignant does them no favours at all.Posted 4 years ago
And how many bands do you know who design their own sleeves? Especially the really iconic ones?
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