As usual, good work man. But I have to agree with these guys and call you out on the L Word. You may be animating or redesigning it, which technically makes it partially yours, BUT the style concept obviously came from cheesehead. (WHo's work I know well) Maybe you work at the same place and things got mixed up? I dont know. I think some sort of explanation is due for call it you own. Because essentially this is no different than:
THis: http://mograph.net/b...p...&hl=rip off
Where it is the same style but changed elements.
Now I am not questioning your style, nor your talent as you have proven yourself to be a very talented designer which I hold respect to. But, lines get blurred when working on similar projects and I don't know your positions on this project.
For example: I have seen this done with my work before, where one would be the creative director and another designer (me) is actually doing the style work. But because this person is the director, and thus "driving" the project, it somehow means they can use it as their own. I believe this to be a very fine line for giving credit where it is due.
Again, I am not sure of the event surrounding this, nor will I point blame on this. BUT, this is WAY TOO CLOSE to be yours fully, just because you added some different flares and such. My belief is if your are a designer that is adding your own outlook on a project which another designer has already touched to make the spot even better (which looks to be the case here), then you both equally designed it and both should have credit for the design. Essentially, because on designer was the "inspiration" and the other "closed the deal". Period.