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.
Some web designers have no shame and just copy original designs and claim them as theirs.
The original is from Charlie Gentle from the UK and the guy that is ripping him off is Adam Schroeder from The Art Institute San Diego, CA
the copy cat: http://www.adamknows.net/
I am sorry to say that I believe my friendly neighborhood cafe ripped off their logo (right) from the Rocket Dog shoe logo (left). Can’t say for sure since I don’t know how long the shoe logo has been in use, but Rocket Dog predates the cafe as an entity by about 10 years.
What do you think? It’s clearly not just a cut-and-paste job but it’s so, so similar I can’t believe it’s just a coincidence.
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):