Off-White’s Logo Discovered To Be Spitting Image Of Airport’s Branding From 1965
By Mikelle Leow, 21 Jun 2018
Image via Off-White
Off-White’s Virgil Abloh has been drawing attention to himself not only because he’s been appointed Louis Vuitton’s artistic director, but also because of how alike some of his designs are with existing products.
Now, the enigma of where Off-White’s logo originated from might have been uncovered. Diet Prada, an Instagram account renowned for sussing out design replicas, has given the streetwear brand side-eye yet again. Does its logomark look familiar to you? It’s probably because you have seen photographs of a similar design.
The Instagrammer likened Off-White’s bold cross branding with the 1965 logo for Glasgow Airport, which was created by UK design group Kinnear, Calvert & Associates, a team that was also responsible for the way modern road signage looks like.
Just like its supposed descendant, Glasgow Airport’s logo features an X-ed out square formed by diagonal arrows.
“So yeah, literal street appropriation, if you will,” Diet Prada joked. Check out some comparisons below.
Mystery of the @off____white logo solved! Likely swiped from a 1965 design for Glasgow Airport by Kinnear, Calvert & Associates, the UK design group is credited for creating the model for modern road signage throughout the world. So yeah...literal street appropriation if you will lol. Swipe through for some SERIOUS receipts (and yet another @rafsimons homage). Gotta love @taschen when creativity runs dry at the studio lol. • #offwhite #virgilabloh #menswear #streetwear #logo #modernism #taschen #glasgow #glasgowairport #airport #kinneircalvertassociates #jockkinneir #margaretcalvert #hypebeast #hypebae #louisvuitton #graphicdesign #communicationdesign #highsnobiety #snobshots #wiwt #ootd #mysterysolved #streetstyle #logomania #virgilabloh #dietprada
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