Though Justin Bieber‘s recent announcement of his sixth LP Justice and the revelation of its album artwork was cause for celebration for “Beliebers,” it appears that Justice and company just might not be as enthused about the news. Why? Well, one glance at Bieber’s Justice album artwork will underscore similarities between the visual representation of the LP’s title and Justice’s long-used logo.
In response to SPIN‘s request for comment on the situation, Justice’s management said,
“Bieber’s team emailed us in May of 2020, asking to be looped in with Justice’s graphic designer to discuss a logo. We tried to set up a call between Bieber’s team and our designer, but the call was never completed and the conversation ended there. No one ever mentioned an album called Justice or a logo that says Justice. The first time we saw anything about it was the announcement.”
Although neither Gaspard Augé nor Xavier de Rosnay of Justice have publicly acknowledged Bieber’s February 26 album announcement, their label Ed Banger poked fun at the album artwork’s resemblance to Justice’s logo in an Instagram post. Bieber has not responded.
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