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I'm was doing some digital sketches for a mark and one of them ended up looking / feeling a bit too familiar.
I remembered and went back to an old logodesignlove.com article called When logos look alike
And indeed, my sketch looks a lot like the classic Stadt Bruhl logo by Stankowski. Basically it's the same just flipped / mirrored and not all rounded.
After lunch I went for a walk and within two minutes I saw a bus driving by with a huge logo similar to Stankowski's.
How important is originality really?
And... is similarity even avoidable? I don't think it is, but when becomes similar too similar?