Billabong steals Johnny Cupcakes design recipe.

Billabong steals Johnny Cupcakes design recipe.Billabong (or should I say Billawrong), totally jacked a previous t-shirt design of Johnny Cupcakes.  Above you can see his golden tooth t-shirt design, which was created in 2005 (on a brown shirt) – and was sold up until this year in various colorways. This winter, Billabong JUST released their black version of a shirt that is almost an exact copy of a hand drawn set of Johnny Cupcakes teeth. They released it in Europe because they thought we wouldn’t notice. They could’ve stole the idea and used different teeth… It would of still sucked, but not as bad as the nonsense they just pulled.  There is a thin line between parody and straight up copying. “Even if nothing comes out of this, I’d at least like the whole world to know about these shenanigans Billabong has blatantly pulled”, says Johnny.  Urban outfitters did something similar to him, in 2006.

13 comments

  • This makes me so angry, I’ve loved and wanted that tee forever! Now to see fucking Billabong ripping it off. Ouch, hope it works out all good, nobody takes common pricks like Billabong seriously anyway, also how the hell did they manage to make a wicked design look so shit? I don’t understand?!

  • i hate it when shyte like that happens…

    there is a VERY small percentage of chance most of the time that an idea has been covered by someone else, but in this case- its pretty obvious that it was a rip.

  • Actually… one of the teeth IS different… ;)

  • I hear people keep saying that JC is doing the same thing, copying other design and adding cupcakes in. But this isn’t copying, it’s called parody. What BillaWrong and Urban Counterfeiters did is copying, and its a shame that these bazillion dollar companies don’t just hire someone with a creative sense, its not like they can’t afford it. Instead they bite off of nice designs like Johnny Cupcakes.. They suck majorly and I have something in store for them…

  • …..because johnny does his own designing too…..

  • what the… earning $$$ yet can’t produce orginals? RIPPED OFF.

  • both designs are kinda garbage. sucks he got ripped off though.

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  • Your present very nice pictures here.I love them so much.The T-shirt is cool.

  • I just want to say,I don’t like your T-shirt.

  • who cares. in the art world people are always copying others.

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