Swipe File: VJ Day And Star Wars Day

This is the famous V-J Day in Time Square photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt.
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And this is a Star Wars take on the same scene by Albert.
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And this is a T-shirt design by Donovan Alex.

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And yes, it is a T-shirt. Look at the placements of Chewbacca and the droids and then make your own judgment.26695-mens-150601-1.1a9d
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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