OldSkool Ripoff-1992/1998

In 1998, a label company called TIME released a ”12 single called “YUMIKO”, by a group named Anime.
On the included lyrics booklet, this can be seen:
href=”http://youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/blog3/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/R-1249283-12052762891.jpg”>Anime-Yumiko Single, 1998, TIME Records

Does the image of the boy remind you of a certain 1992 anime character?

Mamoru Chiba, from Sailor Moon-1992, TOEI Animation/Naoko Takeuchi<a

It’s Mamoru Chiba, from 1992′s Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon series! Yes, his clothes are recolored, but it’s him, down to the tuft of hair that always sticks up from his head!

I came across this on a forum and had to do a double-take. I then researched “Mamoru Chiba” in Google and…well…..they look exactly the same, save for the art style! Shame on the artist who tried to pass this off as original!

The single was released 2 years AFTER BSSM stopped airing in its place of orgin, Japan. And no, it doesn’t matter that this phony was released in Italy; there was an Italian dub.

Your thoughts?

once again, Kelly Hyatt and Lagom – you decide

the top image is by me, Verity Keniger, the bottom image is by Kelly Hyatt at Lagom for their Zootown range of cards. incidentally, this isn’t the first time they have made it onto YTWWN – http://youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/blog3/?s=kelly+hyatt. I have been in contact with Kelly and he has denied copying my image in any way. I’ll let you decide…

I have written a more detailed account of the situation and Kelly Hyatt’s / Lagom’s contemtible behaviour on my blog – http://uhohdeer.blogspot.com/2010/08/grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrumble.html

Photoshop Fail..

So i was just looking at ipod nano decals on ebay today when i came across this specific skin-


I looked at the feathers on the back and i automatically thought of the Photoshop Logo and how it has a blue/green feather on it.

A quick google and i was able to find the exact image used on the back of the decal on the first page of searching “Adobe Photoshop Feather”


looks like hongkongfairsellmarket has some explaining to do..

Alley Katze traced by another deviantARGHtist

This is one of the many smudger-repainters I’m gonna bring to light here.

Original image: http://www.uberapparatus.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/zivity-alley-katze.jpg

Repainting: http://sweetfoxy7.deviantart.com/art/Leliana-174935248?offset=250#comments

And if it’s not clear here’s a animated GIF

and here I leave you with the typical response of a low moral ARGHtist on deviantart when you confront her/him/it with evidence:

If you check her page i’ll be you’ll find other stuff she has stolen from somewhere and getting all smudged on photoshop

What a shame…and I swear i know more, but gimme time to prepare!

Hip Hop Karaoke Toronto T-shirt ripped

This spring in Toronto, Hip Hop Karaoke put together this T-shirt design for their 3rd anniversary show with Chali 2na, printed less than a hundred shirts and that was that. This past weekend at Rock the Bells (kind of a hip hop woodstock) in New York City someone noticed our design, ripped and on sale at a merch booth! It’s a blatant bad live trace (why’d they leave the “3″ in there?) with some less than classy edits.

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