We regularly see reports in the media about brands using Maori language or images in a way that’s offensive to Maori. There was the ka mate haka on the tea towels, the ta moko designs on the faces of models posing for a French magazine, the sale of the MAORI personalised plate on TradeMe, to name but a few.
When commerce meets culture: what Wai262 might mean for brands using Maori words and images
New 2015 Cricket World Cup logo forms Kiwi and Aussie cultural mash-up
As the 2011 World Cup in Mumbai drew to a close recently, the design for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup logo was unveiled, revealing cultural references that pay homage to New Zealand and Australia, who will be co-hosting the event.