Mr. Teeth Stolen in Jerusalem on Christmas…

I was Reading the blog of stencil Artist Peat Wollaeger - stensoul.blogspot.com
when I found this post about someone stealing his work in Jerusalem.

The poster that was found in Jerusalem by inspire…

and then Pete’s OG stencil…mr teeth

You see any similarities? let me change the color to orange…yeah!

8 comments

  • a great artist

    I follow your website through an RSS feeder and occasionally log in to see what stupid shit you are saying.

    Anyway, to try and give my post some semblance of meaning, I will quote some famous dude:

    “A good artist creates, a Great Artist steals”.

    So relax over there and find another way to generate 0.60 USD in Adwords advertising per day. There are better things to do than pimp yourself to the world of copycatting.

    Doubt you will post this. I wouldnt.

    :)

  • Are you talking to me?
    -note I don’t post everything on here

    your quote is wrong btw, it’s ‘copies’ not ‘creates’ and if you think about it, it means to take inspiration from things but don’t show where from. like stealing, take stuff without anyone noticing. opposed to it being obvious where it came from.

    and wtf are you talking about with advertising? i don’t even know what adwords is??

  • I don’t understand why people are so demeaning on this blog. I think it does a pretty good job of showing artists being ripped off, and I understand that some people may disagree whether something posted is an actual rip or just a close coincidence, and we have these comments to voice that opinion. What I don’t understand is why someone would follow this website occasionally to see what “stupid shit you are saying.” Don’t you have something better to do with your time than follow stupid shit?

    Rone, I like this blog, I check it every week.

    -Goldscott

  • a great artist

    1. thank you for posting my comments. i cant believe it. but thanks none the less.
    2. you are right about “copies” not “creates”
    3. and actually thank you for the explanation as to what the saying actually means – i did not understand it in the same way as how you explained it, but I like your explanation better!
    4. as to why i follow this website to see “what stupid shit you are saying”, yah i guess i really do have a lot of time on my hands… i suppose that is not a good thing.
    5. i am an artist, not much of one, but an artist nonetheless and i dont think i really care if someone copies my stuff – i kinda wish people would, at least then i could feel like my stuff was worth something.
    6. on a different note… does anyone know a web designer that can throw something up relatively cheaply as opposed to a 3000 USD project?

    thanks,

    d

  • the worst about shit that’s ripped is that half the time, an in this case, it’s throw together with the shittiest typography and usage.

    look at the font on that poster, it fucking SUCKS.
    the kerning on the GALO is ALL WRONG.

    it’s almost like you can tell it’s been stolen by the fact that the face is the only thing that’s decent about it. everything else looks like reggae night in the suburbs of new jersey circa 1992.

  • there’s obviously a grey area here in regards to what’s right or wrong, or what’s stealing or not. that’s what this site is here to discuss. but “is stealing wrong?” is not up for debate. it bums me out when people think boosting art is no big deal…it fucking cheapens the concept of artistic expression. this is a perfect example…the original art is dope, and that flyer artist took a poorly kerned dump on it. they cheapened themselves, cheapened the night they’re promoting, and of course cheapened the original piece.
    here’s a checklist of some reasons why plagiarizing art sucks…tho there are plenty more:
    1. the original artist gets no credit.
    2. the plagiarist often gets monetary compensation for creating the work they actually stole.
    3. the plagiarist takes credit for the artistic idea and furthers their own career, thus taking work away from other artists who don’t plagiarize.
    4. when people blatantly steal artistic content, it takes artistic merit away from those who use collage, sampling, and reinterpretation as a legitimate form of expression.
    5. the original artist’s concept is often manipulated in a way in which they don’t approve and have no control over.
    6. over time it lessens the value of art and artistic expression. if you go through life thinking everything is stolen, then obviously you don’t really value art when it is truly unique and inspired.

  • Wow. That top most makes me sad that I can’t see the idiotic face attached to the simple bastard that wrote it.

    If you’re a designer, look forward to spending a lot of time and money in court, ass.

  • I’ve lived in Israel for a year and saw some of my own designs (that i did in the US) being ripped of and handed to me as a flyer in the streets of Tel Aviv.

    LOL? Yeah. fucking LOL.

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