Bardins

by midgar • Uploaded: Jul. 23 '10

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Description: 3D modelling - software, trainings, visualizations. Client really, really (really!;) wanted sth like a pattern of intersecting lines, tubes or a set of smaller elements forming a bigger picture. It seems that he`s very happy with this design:-)
Status: Client work
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AlexWende Aug. 21 '11

Didn't expect this from you since you have orignial works in your folio... http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/101773

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midgar Aug. 22 '11

I%60m not going to deny being inspired by your work. Now I can also see that similarities between our designs turned out to be awkwardly close in some elements. But, believe me, this was not my intention and I haven%60t realised that until now (otherwise, would I post my project on logopond?).**Trying to reconstruct the process, I think I had probably seen your design here, loved some ideas presented in it, and later on sketched something somehow inspired by your %22vanvaro%22 logo (I managed to find this scan: http://midgar.eu/bzdety/bardins_sketch.gif). Then, I worked on improving the initial drawing in vector format, all along trying to come up with an idea of a symbol proposal, which was supposed to be a centerpiece of the Bardins brand. It seems to me, that - in the meantime - I must have lost your design out of my sight and my own lettering improvement efforts led me back annoyingly close to your creation. If I had realised that at the moment, I certainly wouldn%60t have left it like that, because it does seem quite inconvenient.**At the same time, please notice that there are some differences between our designs. I hope that you can see by yourself that I am not some copycat living of other peoples%60 ideas. This is a very unfortunate situation and I understand that you may be upset - I am not happy about it, too - but let%60s be reasonable and notice, that elements that do seem pretty close (and still not the same) make up only a part of the whole Bardins design.**If Bardins was some %22for fun%22 project I would probably modify the lettering or just delete it from my portfolio. The thing is, it is in use by my client and therefore the case is not as simple. I don%60t know what else to say - I am sorry Alex and I do feel bad about it, however I don%60t think that plagiarism or theft of your work is the case here (especially as I know that it was not my intention). I would rather have to call it an untintentional borderline inspiration, which, of course, is nothing to be proud of. If I were not involved in this situation, I would probably take your side, but only now I can see how diving into the ocean of online logo galleries can turn back on you and have you on the other side of the copycat!-cross-hair.

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AlexWende Aug. 22 '11

Thanks for the response, I think your design work is great and I was a bit confused to see this in your gallery. I've to admit that I've experienced such thing myself with a logodesign in the past and I believe you and I can imagine how you feel now. Fortunately my design wasn't finished back then and I had the chance to take an another direction. It's pretty remarkable how the subconscious define our work from all our impressions.

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midgar Aug. 22 '11

Thanks for your understanding, Alex. Right now, I would substitute the word %22remarkable%22 from your last sentence with %22scary%22 or %22creepy%22! When I saw your comment yesterday, I really froze for a moment and pretty much couldn%60t believe it for a while. I had seen your porfolio and especially the %22vanvaro%22 logo so many times (it%60s even one of my favorites!) and whole this time I didn%60t notice anything %22funny%22...**Once again - I am very sorry and hope that this situation did not distrub your peace of mind too much. Also - sorry I didn%60t respond earlier, but, heh, I just wasn%60t aware:-/

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