Alter ego, Guru Design

Update: The logo in question has been removed, but will remain here for posterity. Thanks to all those who turned out to show their appreciation.

Many of you might not be aware that I have a doppelgänger on the loose. Not unlike the sinister alter ego of Spider-Man, he seeks to thwart my efforts to better the web (get it, web - ha). While I thrive on doing original work, he thrives on taking original work, claiming it as his own. In a very poetic coincidence, he also lives half a world away, which is probably why we never had the pleasure of meeting and conversing over coffee and biscotti.

I heartily thank those of you who took the time to email me upon learning of his existence. Otherwise, I would have never known that I had a long lost evil twin living in Norway. I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt, and assume that he doesn't read English very well. It's the only way he could've taken my tutorial on how to draw a logo to mean: "Hey, take this logo."





As you can see, our methods of thinking and styles of logo design bear striking similarities, even if he does get things a bit backwards. However, he's doing his best, and that's really what counts. He clearly shows that he is a guru by following a step-by-step writeup of how to re-create what I have done. But here's the kicker: He was ingenious enough to flip it on the Y axis, creating a mirror image! Awesome. Oh, and he also changed the color.

I am sure that you are eager to learn the identity of my mysterious brother, so I won't hold you in suspense any longer. In fact, I would encourage you to get in touch with him and let him know how much you admire his parrot-esque abilities. He also does great candid impressions of political personalities.

Without futher ado, here is his website info for all you soon-to-be fans…

Name / Site:
Bjørn Opheim

Well, I won't belabor the point any longer. I know you are all probably just dying to give him the praise that's due him. Just make sure to let him know that I sent you, and if you speak Norwegian please do tell him I'd be happy to collaborte on projects in the future. In fact, I'd love to meet him in person and be able to go toe to toe talk face to face, so pass that along too. Thanks!