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Comments on: COPY®IGHT RAT http://designnotes.info/?p=1613 Testing & Sprinting Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.7 By: michaelsurtees http://designnotes.info/?p=1613&cpage=1#comment-99472 Fri, 19 Dec 2008 01:35:31 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1613#comment-99472 thanks for digging that stuff up

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By: jonsel http://designnotes.info/?p=1613&cpage=1#comment-99471 Thu, 18 Dec 2008 22:13:03 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1613#comment-99471 I found some background in an old Fast Company article: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/77/artifact

I guess the creator of the balloon itself would own rights to it. I get confused, though, with what is regarded as public domain imagery and what isn't with stuff like this.

There are numerous options for unions too, including festering and non-festering belly as well as the greedy pig! http://www.bigskyballoons.com/ratpack.html

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By: michaelsurtees http://designnotes.info/?p=1613&cpage=1#comment-99476 Thu, 18 Dec 2008 19:09:50 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1613#comment-99476 i can buy you're argument up to a point, but i don't think that being “the world's local bank” is only for union supporters which is how i read the three words.

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By: michaelsurtees http://designnotes.info/?p=1613&cpage=1#comment-99474 Thu, 18 Dec 2008 19:09:10 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1613#comment-99474 that was one of my thoughts – it's the exact replica that I'm assuming that didn't get any right's signed off on, though maybe they did and the union was fine with it.

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By: jonsel http://designnotes.info/?p=1613&cpage=1#comment-99473 Thu, 18 Dec 2008 04:04:30 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1613#comment-99473 By the way, is that Rat copyrighted anywhere? Is it even possible to do that? And who would own it?

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By: jonsel http://designnotes.info/?p=1613&cpage=1#comment-99475 Thu, 18 Dec 2008 03:59:03 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1613#comment-99475 HSBC's tagline is “The world's local bank” so it certainly makes sense from the perspective that they use understandably local imagery in their campaigns. Having seen The Rat for years now, it's almost like a NYC institution. I don't know if they use it in other places around the country or not. I think Gothamist or Gawker used to post Rat-sightings. Just part of the NYC visual landscape. In the context of HSBC, I read it as their acknowledgment of the local environment and that they “get it”.

However, how did I never notice the stomach of blistery infection?? Yikes! They could have photoshopped that part out!

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