The True Value of Originality

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Jun 21, 2019 · 5 min read

Originality is dead, according to some. But in the age of click, copy, and paste, is originality possible? What makes a piece truly original, and what separates a copy from a homage or derivative? Is it more important to feel out the landscape first, or to blaze one’s own trail?

Maintaining authenticity is hard, but we’re here to make it a little easier. Here are three dimensions of the value of originality…