I like the Greens’ little girl poster. But I knew someone had done it before. My old art director Elwyn Pugsley reminds me it was us! – for the Board of Trustees Election campaign 20 years ago.
1988 – Department of Education
2008 – Green Party
I’m not accusing the Greens of bubonic plagiarism. (A phrase I pinched from Austin Mitchell.) Most creative people are too proud to steal ideas.
More than likely, it’s just a case of two people downloading from the ether the same logical solution to a similar brief.
I remember our little girl was found by director Gaylene Preston for our TV ad. She’d now be old enough to be the Green girl’s mother. It looks like she might be!
While I’m casting nasturtiums at the Greens, excuse me if I amend their ad slightly to clarify the effects of their economic policy…