Noting that Magic Hat Brewing Company filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Lexington on May 16 over West Sixth’s logo, the story goes in-depth with coverage of just how similar the logo in question is to the Magic Hat #9 logo. Opinions have varied, with most coming down on the side that the two aren’t similar enough to warrant legal action.
One graphic designer interviewed, Brandon Bass of software company Codigo, said, “… It clearly doesn’t seem like it was borrowing from, influenced by or related to the Magic Hat logo at all in my opinion.”
U of L professor Steve Swaggs called the dispute a “fascinating story of Darwinian survival of the fittest in the world of visual form.”
Might as well read it for yourself.