The Yok ripped off by Bestial Design Studio

This is very unmistakably a copy of The Yoks bearded character.
Sure enough The Yok has drawn this character in various versions whereas bestial design … just once.
They submitted this entry on a Buenos Aires,  Argentina conkurs held by Monoblock: Premio Destapa ’09
There is no credit at all mentioning The Yok

This is the entry presented by Bestial design as theirs

This is one example of the original character. Note especially the hair...

There are a lot more drawings of the same character in different settings and with changing props at

The artists “The Yok” website:

I notified the artist and he told me he would contact them. I haven’t heard back from him, yet. Meanwhile it was ok for him to publish this here.

Another significant piece of information is that Bestial Design is no stranger to this blog:

Horsebites own post:

I now totally believe Bestial Designs “explanation”.

youthoughtwewouldntnotice, again? .com

come on!

Prolific Ripping

Note: None of these ripped items are mine, but they belong to numerous creative individuals out there, only a few can I identify, perhaps you might be able to identify some of the other art and help inform the original owners. Work is stolen all the time and put on desktop wallpaper websites and the like, but this individual is trying to pass off this work as his own to fraudulently get jobs. So not cool.

Once upon a time there was a young man by the name of Brett Bash. He liked to claim he was a graphic designer extraordinaire, photographer, and all around visionary artist. He would go on to claim developed several high-profile websites, include Marc Ecko’s website (as referenced here, specifically @ 1:32). The unfortunate thing is that Brett Bash’s personal portfolios were just lousy with work he had ripped from other artists, companies, and even stock photography websites. Yes, he bought (probably found on a blog, though) stock photography to put in his portfolio.

He would claim that he was this amazing model photographer to chat up potential models to perhaps do a session with him. Which if you think about it, is very creepy, and possibly dangerous to these young women who would think they’re working with an established professional, only to end up in the “studio” of a poser for a “photo shoot.” I’m sure you can see the problem there.

Here’s a quote from his website:

Hi. My name is Brett Bash. Slick and sleek, I capture polished images that sell beauty, rendering a reality in far greater definition than the eye may even comprehend. At its best, photography carves out a world through light and shadow that represents reality transformed, beyond a document, simulating the physical complete with a sense of space, time, weight and corporeal properties Through rich, sensual color, my works exhale a sense of life; through a complex tonal range, I capture moments. Shooting stunning models, beautiful cars, and magnificent scenery, I have one finger on the shutter release, and another on the future.

Funny enough, that is also stolen. It’s part of Wendy Whitesell’s artist bio. His thievery knows. no. bounds.

Early in 2011 a small design forum caught wind of what he was up to with all of his design thievery, and started contacting him to remove his stolen work. Eventually after a good Google Bombing and lots verbal tongue lashing, he eventually took his website offline. It was the end of some pretty prolific ripping. Or so was thought.

Eventually he came back with a vengence. While his original portfolio (, is devoid of the ripped work from before, and now mostly focuses on what is to be believed his actual breadth of work – mostly car related ads, brochures, flyers – he has several new sites up with new stolen work. One is his photography portfolio, and another is his digital/traditional art portfolio

Here’s a few examples of the work he’s ripped off across a few of his various websites, as of May 4, 2011:

#1 Original Artist: Lvnel at

#2 Original Artist: P0RG at

#3 Original Artist: asdfgfunky at

#4 Original Artist:

#5 Original Artist: Dave E. Phillips at

#6 Original Artist: Wen-M at

#7 Original Artist: Zach Bush

#8 Original Artist: i-evermind at

I just don’t know what to do. This kind of thing just isn’t right and needs to be stopped.

Ailov Tiyerts, they love t-shirts, but they hate artists.

Yesterday, a good samaritan told me about a group that seems to be selling from his Facebook website t-shirts with my paintings without my permission.
This people call themselves “Ailov Tiyerts”, and according to what I have been told, not only do they earn money with my work without mby permission and without giving me any credit, but also they announce their t-shirts as original designs.
Also, I have seen that they are not only using my paintings, but also artwork from other artists like Sam McKenzie among others.

This is their Facebook page:

[ed note: page break inserted because original and rip both feature partial nudity.  Don't click below if you're at work and that kinda stuff might get you in trouble]

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Topshop strikes again..

Today I got a message from a friend telling me that Topshops’ TOPMAN is using a photo I made in one of their t-shirts design. I’m talking about this t-shirt:  WHITE GIRLS PHOTO CREW T-SHIRT / Item code: 71Z54BWHT.

The original picture is in my possession, I have the RAW file stored and more proof that I am the owner of this picture. I think it’s a compliment that they’ve used it in a design and it’s very cool, but you can imagine that I have worked hard on this shoot with a team and I speak for my entire team that we would like a compensation. After all, this is a copyright violation.

I’ve just contacted TOPSHOP/TOPMAN about it, awaiting their reply. I’ll keep you posted.


Landa Penders



Wow…club kids are thieves too? nooooooo…

This is a flyer i designed for a party some loser who calls himself KAOS was hosting. After many disagreements business and personal i happily parted ways with him and his group.After a couple weeks i noticed that they were still using my design even though i told them not to, and used the facebook intellectual copyright complaint form to get this removed. today i saw this

Oh well, i guess some people have no real motivation to do anything on their own.

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