More Plagiarism Allegations for Abloh.
After a successful Off-White show and with his first show as the Menswear Creative Director of Louis Vuitton imminent, Diet Prada has investigated the origins of “crossed arrows” logo that has become synonymous with Virgil’s Off-White brand.
Diet Prada, who has also accused Abloh of plagiarism, revealed in an Instagram post that the logo could possibly be taken signage that was designed in 1965 by UK-based design group Kinneier, Calvert & Associates and previously used at Glasgow Airport. The post also called to question the origins of the diagonal stripes, another signature Off-White monogram, which appears alongside the crossed arrows logo in the airport. Diet Prada also posted a picture of Virgil Abloh with a Logo Modernism book, where an entry on the crossed arrows Glasgow Airport logo is featured.
Although he’s been open about referencing other peoples work, allegations of plagiarism have riddled Virgil’s career, with many like Diet Prada calling him out on his designs. See the Instagram post below and decide for yourself.
Mystery of the @off____white logo solved! Likely swiped from a 1965 design for Glasgow Airport by Kinnear, Calvert & Associates, the UK design group is credited for creating the model for modern road signage throughout the world. So yeah...literal street appropriation if you will lol. Swipe through for some SERIOUS receipts (and yet another @rafsimons homage). Gotta love @taschen when creativity runs dry at the studio lol. • #offwhite #virgilabloh #menswear #streetwear #logo #modernism #taschen #glasgow #glasgowairport #airport #kinneircalvertassociates #jockkinneir #margaretcalvert #hypebeast #hypebae #louisvuitton #graphicdesign #communicationdesign #highsnobiety #snobshots #wiwt #ootd #mysterysolved #streetstyle #logomania #virgilabloh #dietprada