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
First, here is the logo for Flip video cameras, which I believe was created in about 2006:
Next, I present a secondary logo for Flip Skateboards. This logo is tough to find as they have used a few different ones over the years, but I remember having a t-shirt with this one on it well before 2006.
[editor's note: Cisco killed the Flip line of cameras this week. If I had to guess whether the logo was the problem, I'd say probably not, but who knows? -sg ]
I know they say that mimicking is like the highest form of flattery but come on!
back in 2007 when we found this we sent an email to the website saying we see they stole our logo and have 5 business days to take it down.
We actually hand drew what we were looking for and then took it to an artist who created a rendering. We then took that rendering to our graphics guy to create it- I have all the original artwork as it unfolded too- conveniently scanned as each round of work occured, on my computer- Its dating back to 2004 so sounds like maybe Im being copied out there more than I realized…LOL
When we finally contacted them by phone they were rude and abusive and refused to take it down. Told us it was designed by their graphic designer (and PAID for it) and it was designed around the Disney CARS movie logo…Here it is 2011- ITS STILL THERE even after a cease and desist…
Many, many people are familiar with the geek-humored webcomic XKCD. Just today I discovered that one of their lovable shirts was blatantly ripped off by t-shirt seller Noisebot.com.
Here’s the orignal, based on XKCD comic #208. I don’t know this shirt’s orignal date of offering, but it’s been around for quite some time.
The original shirt, as seen http://store.xkcd.com/xkcd/#StandBackScience
And the rip off, from the noisebot.com store, titled “Back Up, I’m going to try science”:
Seriously? Slap some goggles on it and change the TI-83 to a beaker?
The original is for sale at both Thinkgeek.com and at the author’s webstore, store.xkcd.com. I sent the XKCD store manager an e-mail containing this information as well. As a huge fan of that particular webcomic, and scientist, I’ll say this once:
Don’t mess with the geeks, man.