More about this situation and samples of my art here: http://tinyurl.com/ricohcopiesart
What Ricoh did:
And other graphics from there site here: http://tinyurl.com/ricohcopiesart2
This project was done by:
Agency: Gigante Vaz Partners | 295 Lafayette Street | New York, NY 10012
I was contacted by the agency in Sept. of 2008 and they requested two copies of my self-promotion called “Keyboard Characters” which can be seen at my link above.
I sent off two sets that contained the monster shown in this post. Around February of 2009 I see the ad they produced above and the other various graphics on the site created to market the Ricoh product. There is another image on my site that shows a more recent brochure using the same character direction.
What pisses me off the most is all the email I’ve received from people asking me if I did work for Ricoh. Ricoh made a cheap B Movie version of my art and now it’s capitalizing on my own works equity.