(left) united parcel service’s promotional outdoor sculpture by ogilvy & mather image courtesy copyranter (right) ‘pedestrian’ by ryan johnson, 2007

to promote the promptness of UPS’s express service, jakarta-based advertising agency ogilvy & mather has created a series of outdoor sculptures which visualize ultrasonic speed in a composite of blurred lines–except that they serve a striking resemblance to the work of young artist ryan johnson.

as seen on fastcodesign, the piece in question is ‘pedestrian’ which johnson completed back in 2007. he has had a prominent presence on the internet and has closed a number of successful solo gallery shows.

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resemblances between ryan johnson's 'pedestrian' and new UPS campaign (left) another UPS sculpture (right) ryan johnson’s ‘pedestrian’