well if you say so, but it falls in the region called rip-off. In the field of logos, even 20-30% similarities is called rip-off and this one is close to 80% similar, trust me when I say this, I am not in the field for 6years for nothing.
And please don't take my comment negatively. I am just trying to help.
I still do not agree with you, and I asked some of my friends about similarities of mine and smashing magazine logo, and they said that those 2 logos do not face at 80%, and that the idea was just a little similar,but my design and their design = negative. Two different styles. There are very original and less original logos, and 3rd category is, universal logos. Those are,letters in that simple objects like square,triangle,rotating letters,objects,letters in a circle (most common idea). And to proove you this, just take a look at some of your own works like [link] or [link] . I, and I believe you, saw a lot of logos in that category, just a little look at those [link] and [link] . Just some examples,take a better look. Best regards!
No, missunderstood. I said that G or C letter in the circle is universally idea, you can see that wherever you want, and of course other letters in it... Again, yet you can not convince me that it belongs to the halfway rip. :S