One of the exclusive rights of a copyright holder is the right to create derivative works from the copyright holder's copyrighted property. In other words, if you create something, you have the exclusive right to create new works that employ that work, subject to a few exceptions. Below we have a report that Hook or by Crook has done gone and usurped Adam Jackson's right to create derivative works, and has knocked off his work. The evidence, for your viewing pleasure, is below.
So I stumbled across this guy through a mutual friend on facebook and then noticed something slightly familiar about "his" work, I've been a huge fan of Adam Jackson for years so would know his work when I see it, this is why I was amazed to see UK based "illustrator" Spencer "Hook or by Crook" Douglas claiming that the t-shirts he sell's via the HOCBC website are "original and unique".... hmmm..... anyway, I thought "Well somebody is bound to find out soon enough..." Then a few weeks later via Instagram I saw some work by OG Able which looked familiar... jumped on facebook and as I thought a Hook or by Crook "original" was staring me in the face on the "fan" page... wow, this guy is a dick! So here we are, a blog to name and shame all the rip off people around the globe, just hit me up if you have any similar stories of people who deserve to be outed!
See the examples below, considering they look to have been traced, all the originals have way more detail and better penmanship with shading and/or color that puts the shitty HOBC stuff to shame!
If you want to see or buy REAL ORIGINALS where I can only assume the quality of the garments and prints will beat the terrible Hook or by Crook stuff by a mile then check out the following links and support real artists creating real work.
Jordan Buckley from Every Time I die, guitarist and talented visual artist, is selling a shirt with the sons of anarchy logo (w slightly more detail) and trying to pass it off as an original. Got pretty mad when I pointed it out haha.
Original by Freddy Corbin (tattoo artist):
We all know that major retailers like Target are known for ripping off artists, designers, etc. Here is another case. Sam Clark is a talented tattoo artist in Las Vegas. His colorful skulls are pretty famous in the tattoo industry. And while Target's artwork is not literally traced or an exact copy, I think it looks a bit too similar.
I know many of you will say "you can't copyright colored in skulls." The reason YouThoughtWeWouldntNotice.com is here is to point out potential rips right? You be the judge.