I designed this logo of a chili for Chili Con Color months ago and posted it up in a few of those inspiration sites for comments and critiques but apparently, I got more than what I bargained for.
A month ago, I was informed by another logo designer of a rip-off of my design being sold in one of those logo template sites. I went to the website and low and behold, there it is, my design, or a poorly done copy of it selling for $9.99. Really? Less than ten bucks? So I contacted the owners of the website about this situation and they were able to bring down the design (although a link is still active which brings you to the copy, weird). Anyway, I then asked them why they haven’t removed that particular designer from their website. They told me that it was still his first offense and that he can still stay. WTH! So it’s ok to rip off a design as long as it’s their first time? It’s a good thing I was a good guy, if it were somebody else this guy ripped off, that website would have had bigger problems than just a disgruntled designer, namely me.
Here are links to the designs: