asaf :: I love the free line drawing and the witty ideas of John Cuneo. he is always hitting the nail on its head when it comes to sharp editorial work. this piece, which recently appeared in the Rolling Stone was no different.
well, maybe a little bit, because it reminded me a piece I did not long ago-
illustration concepts are a funny thing. since they work mostly on contradictions it's not unlikely two completely different minds could eventually reach a similar conclusion.
when I posted my fetus illustration I was approach by 2 different illustrators, claiming they had done it before. one of them, Easy Gaon, even called me up and was rather upset, since his piece was self published in a delicate poem collection he gave me somewhere in the past. here it is -
did I steal his idea? no, because I was actually doing what the AD proposed. did John stole mine? I don't think so, but he probably came across the same photo reference as I did. ideas have viral tendencies. they come from nowhere and suddenly a little red light appears in 2 different brains. so what's left for us industrial image makers? sometimes I think it's all about fleshing it out, working on the craft. other times I give up.
and just to sum it up, a little ornament that tells the same story -