My friend stumbled upon this little gem and sent it my way:
The title of the album is an obvious rip of the logo I created for my college grad show back in 2009:
The idea behind the logo is not that unique, but the logo was silk screened and converted to a vector and has a very unique grunge look. If the designer who saw this thought it was so creative, they should have gone and reproduced it, not copy and pasted it.
I have never had to deal with an issue like this before as most of my art stays off the net, but this logo was all over facebook. This obviously isn't a big name artist, but they are using my logo on their album cover and not crediting me or my design team in any way. Ridiculous!
The original is a identity created for a children's hair product brand. The terrible illustration was found in a picture frame sold at a Real Canadian Superstore. I have to think that the other pieces in the "illustration" are probably stolen as well.
There are way too many terrible designers/illustrators in the world.
Above: A fan-made video for Sam Sparro's 2009 song "Black and Gold", done by Kris Martinez. Underneath: rue21's new tee design.
This specific font was even called out in the comments of the YouTube video.
- 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.]
Legendary tshirt and battlejacket forum recently had a couple of it's entries ripped off by Vice magazine doing a flip-out booklet for Nike promoting their ulgy-as-shit plain jackets.
The response from Andy Capper editor of Vice magazine ? Apparently they don't give a very high priority to asking if they can use peoples content first.
Not vivid ways