Was Vogue’s Daft Punk Spread Ripped Off for This WSJ Magazine Cover?
When you look at the new cover to WSJ’s magazine you might suddenly be hit with a sense of Déjà vu. Certainly you’ve seen it before, but can’t exactly remember from where. Don’t worry you’re not alone, it’s because the new cover seems to be a spin to Vogue’s August 2013 editorial spread photographed by Craig McDean . The kicker? The WSJ cover and spread was shot by none other than our favorite plaid wearing, controversial photographer Terry Richardson.
It makes me wonder if WSJ even bothers to read its fashion magazine competitors at all or if it was just a lack of creativity from their art director or Richardson? I will say that I think Vogue’s editorial shoot definitely is the winner when comparing the two. Below is the behind the scenes video of Vogue’s editorial shoot with Craig McDean along with photos from both spreads.
Now that you’ve looked at both do you think this was a blatant rip-off or does the WSJ cover and Richardson’s shoot stand on its own?