publication date: Saturday, July 18, 2020 (part of Summer 2020)

category: Art

clue: It turned out that a set decoration by U2 and a best-selling bumper sticker could not co-exist peacefully with the original artwork by this Polish graphic designer.

explanation: In 2000, Młodożeniec created a work of art that spelled "COEXIST" with an Islamic crescent for the C, a Star of David for the X, and a cross for the T. The art was repurposed by U2 without permission, leading to lawsuits. Another version with more symbols was trademarked by an Indiana company for bumper stickers, leading to even more lawsuits. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


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