The awesome new posters for Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story now find themselves in the middle of controversy. French artist Hachim Bahous claims that Disney took the idea for the movie’s posters from ones he created for Sony Music France. The posters for Solo, at least upon first glance do appear to be incredibly similar to Bahous’ work. Not only the window like text design but right down to the colors as well.
Check them out below:
Admittedly, this one looks pretty bad. I am not at all saying this was intentional by Disney, but besides the Solo posters using the character names as opposed to musical genres, they’re nearly identical. The artist made a side by side comparison of his posters and Disney’s and posted it on Facebook saying:
“I am flattered that the quality of my work is recognized, but it is still pure and simple forgery, I have not been asked for my permission, I wish to be credited and paid for this work I have done for Sony!”
What will come of all this? Hard to say at this point, but Bahous, at the very least, appears to have an argument. Another issue is, how could the folks at Disney let this slip by them?
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Source: Hachim Bahous