i am kind of joining the conversation late but this actually reminded me of another artist that hasn't been mentioned.....cody somethin' or another.....goes by the name 'struggle'.....here's his site:
not all of his stuff, but specifically the 'run comrade' stuff.
inspiration vs. imitation is an endless battle......in the end if the idea is truly good i always see that before style...and i can often overlook stylistic similarities if the idea is unique, unless its a complete bite.
that being said...i don't think this is a very unique idea.
i'm all for being inspired by hot designers or whatever, but this is a little much. i'm sure GM could care less if someone bites his work, but doesn't originality count for anything?
i'm assuming that it's a play on GM's trademark style. i don't know how it couldn't be, unless it's an oblivious rip-off.
who knows? i'd be interested in hearing the designer's point of view.