It looks as though there is another, larger food festival launching a year later using the same design elements, concept, colors...even the typeface is the same families that we chose for our client. It's certainly not unheard of for 2 different designers to come up with the same concept when solving a design problem. It's also quite fair that style (especially a style that's borrowed from the bodega vernacular) is borrowed as well. But for something like this to be developed in the small world of Brooklyn food festivals seems to be quite a coincidence (all you have to do is search "Brooklyn Food Festival" in google), and since TASTE's advertising budget and size is significantly smaller than "the Great Googa Mooga", it's at TASTE's expense.
So: Have you ever felt blatantly ripped-offed? If so, how did you approach it? In your opinion is this just a coincidence and one firm's inability to research other Brooklyn food festivals? Should we send an invoice (ha, jokes). Or is it all in the game?