separated at birth

Flattery or Felony?

From time to time the Daily Heller self-righteously turns to its Separated at Birth theme to look at the continual behaviors of “borrowing,” “influence,” “copying,” “indulging,” “pilfering” and “replicating.” Ideas are as free as the air but application usually confirms whether someone has committed homage or something less honorable—flattery or felony. On...

Separated Well After Birth

These similar posters by Stasys Eidrigevicius and Wojtek Korkuc raise the question: When is inspiration too much, and when has a line been crossed?

Separated at Birth: Falling Man

The falling man motif is not a new idea. The image — iconic thanks to the Mad Men opening title sequence — pays homage to Saul Bass's Vertigo Poster.

Cuba Si, Richards No?

Here is a separated-at-birth that is too good to ignore. A banner advert on the for legal means to visit Cuba vividly shows a Keith Richards look-a-like—or maybe it’s the real KR. Judge for yourself.

A Curious Similarity

I don’t want to trivialize the inhumane horrors that African slaves endured on slave ships (above) destined for the Americas. But after a recent airplane trip, sitting tightly next to my neighbor in steerage seats, I feel the discomfort and pain endemic to the current air experience has certain curious similarities....