It blows my mind why even a semi big design studio thinks they can get away with stuff like this. Horsebites, a designer working for The Black Axe recently posted this rip on the music industry design site Band Job, but it is definitely worthy of a mention here. His artwork was victim of a pathetic tracing job by the “design firm” Bestial Design. These guys are insane for trying to pass this off.
Here is Horsebites original design for the clothing company Electric Zombie
Here is the pitiful traced image that Bestial Design smacked on the cover of Carne, a “visual arts magazine” pfft…
and to add insult to injury these thieves had this crap featured in Computer Arts Magazine!! WTF!?
Bettie Page Clothing brought out the “Captain” dress, and it became popular because it was worn by someone on “Gossip Girl.”
Here it is, and in the white version:
And here’s some dresses by Chicstar, which look suspiciously similar:
But that’s not all…. Stop Staring do a sailor dress as well:
And so imagine my surprise when I saw Chicstar had one very similar too. I would say identical, but obviously missing off the buttons on the kickpleat makes it a completely different dress:
Amusing comments here with another dress uncannily similar to yet another Bettie Page Clothing number – someone has called it a “Tina K original design”. Redefining the definition of “original” there, methinks, Tina.
It’s rather like designer rip-offs down the market, but Bettie Page Clothing and Stop Staring are hardly massive global designer labels.
Now, this is kind of a curious situation –
Today I stumbled upon a blog post about Pamela Love, a NY based jewelry designer. I saw a necklace she had on, and instantly recognized it; I owned one just like it, created by Moon Raven Designs.
Even her “signature eagle claw” jewelry looked similar to a design they had listed:
Thing is though, I’m not sure who copied whom — Moon Raven Designs has been on Etsy since November of ’08, and Love started gaining popularity around ’08 as well. MRD does have an ebay store which was around since ’99, though because of expired ebay listings, I’m not sure if they have been selling the bird skull/claw pendants for that long. Here’s their seller page.
I’m probably an artist, and I do post my “work” on various fora, so the images are there for the perusal of the public; I tend to work in three dimensions, such as this “Steampunk” style space craft:
So, imagine my surprise when a Google search for “Steampunk Space Ship” returns this:
The details of my build, dating back to September 2008, can be found here, and the information on the virtual copy can be found here.
I’m especially amused that the downloadable model contains a ‘license’ for it’s use by purchasers…