The Complex Truths about Copying is an open discussion space about knockoffs, design appropriation, and plagiarism. As we all know, copying is bad for many reasons: stealing someone else’s creativity without permission is wrong, copying violates the ethics of creativity, and cheap fakes make it more difficult for designers to sell more expensive originals to make a living. But copying can make products more accessible to shoppers who cannot afford luxury goods. Copying can also be a means for creative people to appropriate dominant corporate languages and transform their meaning. Therefore, you can see here different points of view about copying and originality.
The project provides two different point of views - "Copying is always wrong" and "Copying is sometimes okay". Using red and green, cross and circle to represent right and wrong. I also use example images to let the audience understand the meaning more clearly.
When I posted the project on the social media. I was very happy to see people in the design industry participate in the discussion and provide new perspectives.