Bad Design: KFC MexicoBad designers copy. Bad designers steal. Bad designers are not creative enough to produce creations, to revolution, to inspire, to share their view of the world, to communicate. Their work lacks magic, strength. They are not original. They are not artists. They do not care about it. They don't give two cents for details. They do care about getting paid in time. They make us all look bad and are a shame.
Some weeks ago, I surfed with the K! gang over to a KFC in Zona Rosa, Mexico City, where I noticed that the promo posters for the children meals had stolen a logo. See if you can spot it...
Under the title name 'Ninja Blades' you'll see a dragon, which is none other than the one created for the 'Mortal Kombat' video game series.
What a shame to be a designer who steals and thinks he can get away with such 'original' occurrences. Just doing some small tweaks and voilá.
What a shame if you're an industrial, an accountant, a draftsman, or a basketball player and do it. Be creative, for Design's sake! Use your imagination... create! Don't be relented to just following paths, create new ways, experiment.
Do this even if you're a Restaurant businessman, an Ambassador, a Tax Man, a plumber and not a designer. Use your creativity everywhere and share your (unique) magic with the world. Be a pro!
And if you can get me in touch with someone at Midway so they can get chatty with KFC over the subject, that'd be great...