Here's a no brainer.
Besspresso using Banksy's 'Love Is In The Air' (AKA the 'We Love You... So Love Us Too' record cover), quite prominently on both sides.
I feel kind of bad for them, as their heart is in the right place (solar powered, organic coffee), it's just a shame their designer's apparently isn't.
(spotted in Silver Lake, Ca.)
This post originally appeared on Fuck You Ripper
Hey guys. This is the first post on FYR and boy do we have a doozy right out of the gate. Meet Brandon Day. Brandon is a "graphic designer" from Kentucky who owns and operates a clothing company called Invocation.
Brandon's body count includes tracing artwork, stealing entire designs, and even stealing code from competitor's websites.
It should be noted that it would be hard to find any remaining evidence against Brandon because once he knew the art community was on to him, he dumped everything and shut down his store. Luckily we were able to get facebook to shutdown his page and get screen shots of everything before it was deleted. Lets take a look!
Matthew Skiff did this design for Ruckus Apparel. Brandon Day live traced the skull and deleted the pupil and spade.
Here is a new Shepard Fairey-wannabe. Whats horrible is that this image is in the New Yorker!!!!!
This photo owned by CMT:
Is blatantly traced by "artist" Daniel Hertzberg:
Judging from his website, he steals people's photos and traces them as art, selling it to magazines and newspapers. Shameful. He'll get sued someday or some publication like the New Yorker will.
[ed note: more likely, both.]
- XLARGE "CHUMP TEE" t-shirt released Fall 2010, looking a lot like artwork created by Residue Comics' R. Lootine years earlier.
Below is artwork that I created for a t-shirt design in 2005. The design is still available on stickers and patches. I often use it as an avatar for Residue Comics online. Notice, they even stole my character's proper name!
I made another version of this image for t-shirts in summer 2010. Better keep an eye out for copies of that one too!
[ed note: this one is just begging for a lawsuit, or at least a DMCA notice. The rip even has the exact same moovles and sweatles and dust fart details as the original.]
Above. The tattoo was changed to say "KAT". (About two line changes)
Above. The Original "KAB" sculpture by Kab101.
This is total bullshit!!
[editorial comment by sg - I really like the legal questions that might come from getting an image inked on your body. The tattoo artist is probably liable for creating a copy, but the person who is wearing the tat might also have a problem. In the US at least, one of the remedies a copyright holder can ask for is an order to destroy all existing unlawful copies-- but how's that supposed to work if it's tattooed on someone's back? See 17 USC 502 and 503 ]
Not vivid ways
I designed a poster for Disney's Tron Legacy about 2 years ago, completely self-initiated or "fan art", something I created out of a love of the style. Well, the images below basically tell the story. It recently came to my attention that the poster was taken and used to promote a big rave event in Brazil called Kaballah & Euphoria. Very blatant, just took my image without permission and used it as promotion. Total theft.
According to the source code, the site was created by Atash Design. Numerous emails have been sent to these people and to the event promoters with no effect or reply.
The Signalnoise Tron Legacy poster
The website for Kaballah & Euphoria
Worlds largest advertising agency BBDO ripped italian street artist Blu
this is the original work
and this is the rip off:
My friend Sporkii has known about this copy of her artwork as a mural created in 2006 by Tha PHLASH since 2008 when a fellow artist informed her about it.
hey, i noticed you painted my artwork [http://www.thaphlash.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=82_85&products_id=205] on this building [http://the-crazy-spork.deviantart.com/art/North-Star-14252430] without contacting me. can i get some credit there? thanks, -spork
Word up Marissa...
like i said to Artur...
i just found out about you... (he told me)
The wall owner supplied me these inspiration pictures a few years back.
I can include some credit if you let me post your image directly... as example. (before and after type thing)
Would you be up for more walls? lemme know peace
The artist changed up his website recently and the credit was taken away. Sporkii emailed him about the lack of credit and he decided that twitter was that way to communicate.
According to him, it’s fair use. If I see it correctly, taking away the girl would just leave a bunch of clouds.
Upon further inspection it appears he copies a lot of art for both his murals and his paintings.
Summersoon by Bengal vs the PHLASH
Kabuki by David Mack vs tha PHLASH copy (found on flickr)
and many more.
He claims to be an artist. I didn’t realize artists didn’t have original ideas.
She contacted the owner of the establishment that hired him paint the mural about receiving credit but never received a response.
All she wants is credit on his site and on the mural. Is that really too much to ask for?
Dreamworks pictures ripped off Los Angeles based street-artist SMEAR's character and used it in, Jerry Seinfeld's, Bee Movie. The character appears on an animated truck in the film 4 minutes and 17 seconds into chapter 7 of the film.
The graffiti SMEAR image has been uploaded on a Los Angeles graffiti website since 2006. The movie came out on November 2nd 2007.
Last I heard SMEAR was mad about the whole affair. Not sure if he has taken any legal action as of yet.