US designer Bart O’Dell contacted LogoThief yesterday to let us know about a case of plagiarism perpetrated against him by Australian ‘designer’ Christopher Ryder.

It appears that Mr. Ryder who trades under the name Very Graphic Designs appreciated the logo that Bart designed for Amarillo, Texas under 6s Baseball team Inferno Baseball in 2012 – so much so in fact – that he decided to steal the logo and redraw it for use by his client Baseball Queensland for the logo of their 2014 Little League State Titles.

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From the overlay you can see that whilst Mr. Ryder has put his pen tool to good use in redrawing the linework of the logo it is an almost exact trace of Bart’s original. The only differences being a slight thining of some of the linework and a slightly reshaped tail.

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Bart has contacted Christopher Ryder and his client and the plagiarised work has now been removed from their respective websites. Archived screenshots showing the plagiarised work in situ is linked below.