The only art I’ll ever study is the stuff that I can steal from.

David Bowie

We’ve all done it. The best do it. In fact, the honest A-listers will tell you like Bowie, their best ideas are the ones they stole.

A reference here and there is not only ok, but when done right it can elevate to original thought. We designed The Impression for this very reason. To allow anyone access to ideas that are searchable by any keyword so the medium could improve upon itself.

Calvin-Klein-Jeans-Spring-2012-1Calvin Klein Jeans Spring 2014 | Terry Matthews by Mert & Marcus

elie-tahari-fall-2014-ad-campaign-Hilary Rhoda-by-Steven-KleinElie Tahari Fall 2014 | Hilary Rhoda by Steven Klein

We all copy what we love. And while we’ve yet to see the balance of the campaign, we can tell that Elie certainly loved Calvin Klein Jeans Spring 2014 by Mert & Marcus.

As for us, we’ve always been a fan of the heist genre. Especially when the work feels like an original.


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