This has been brought to my attention for a while. I'm the original artist of this concept--in this sense. My design won back in early 2005.
People have been telling me about this one for the last year or so. The positioning is the same, the concept is the same. The only thing different is the art style ...Jesus Christ, even the title is ridiculously lengthy and therefore copied. I don't know if the artist is profiting from noisebot, but he definitely is getting credit.
What do you guys think? I know the war between toast and toasters is not really anything terribly new. But I think it's just a tad too close for comfort.
This has never happened to me. I'm not even really an established designer yet, I don't have a website up or anything. I'm still in school and it takes all my time up. I feel like this fact could be used against me if I even tried to say something. This is one of my only pieces to ever make it wide-spread to the public. And It clearly came first...and look what happens.