SWIPE FILE: Jon Schiller Design and CAPCOM (UPDATE x2)

Jon Schiller Design creates a number of toys, prints, designs and images. But some of them feel a little familiar. Especially when compared to a series of images of Capcom. One would be a coincidence. Twenty… well, isn't. Joe on the left, Capcom on the right, clicky for bigger.

(UPDATE) John Schiller writes;

Hello Mr. Rich

this is jon design Little 9 for the couple hours I been getting e-mails about one of my artist, has been design from poses on some art, which at that point didn't know he was doing this, and to let  you and everyone know that he has been fired for doing such problems.

As for this moment we are resigning from scratch on many design. It will take couple days to replace all the problems which my design has done.

so  you will see new work and more official.

thank you for our understanding.

UPDATE UPDATE: Bleeding Cool has now been made party to information that indicate that it was Jon Schiller himself creating the designs and that he didn't see any problem with it. When someone else expressed concerns, he replied;

"no this is my style as many artist we get references & research from books toys and many others I did not copy anything that is very clear, now if you are seeing I am then many other artist is guilty then many artist get idea's and or work that inspires us I have my own style and which that being said I did not copy anything.

hope you understand. "

In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences or works of the lightbox. We trust you, the reader, to make that judgment yourself. If you are unable to do so, please return your eyes to their maker before any further damage is done. The Swipe File doesn't judge, it's interested more in the process of creation, how work influences other work, how new work comes from old, and sometimes how the same ideas emerge simultaneously, as if their time has just come. The Swipe File was named after the advertising industry habit where writers and artist collect images and lines they admire to inspire them in their work. It was swiped from the Comic Journal who originally ran this column, as well as the now defunct Swipe Of The Week website.

About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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