From http://blog.plurk.com/2009/12/14/microsoft-rips-plurk/: “Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but blatant theft of code, design, and UI elements is just not cool, especially when the infringing party is the biggest software company in the world. Yes, we’re talking about Microsoft. Blerg.”
Pretty similar looking, wouldn't you say?
Original ones from kitson:
I’ll go ahead and say that I know this probably doesn’t really qualify as copyright infringement, but I believe it’s important to point out a hack when you see one, especially a relatively high-profile one who’se work is all over FFFFound and the like.
I made this in mid July of 2008:
Retrofuturs made this some 11 months later:
I know for a fact that Retrofuturs has seen my work, as he’s commented on some in the past. He claims in his flickr comments that it took him 3 weeks to create. Funny considering I spent an evening on mine. Apparently the The color numbers are even a perfect match to mine.
GirlsLoveDJs is party organisation and clothing company from Amsterdam. In our 2008 collection we had a shirt as well as a sweater with the same design called the ‘All Drips’ or ‘Dripper’ pictured below.
The original 'dripper'
Last August, Pharrel Williams’ (of N.E.R.D.) clothing line Billionaire Boys Club came out with the I.C. (Ice Cream) drip T-shirt (scroll down 3/4 to view shirts), which is quite similar.
The ripped 'dripper' by BBC
If you look closely to the comparison on exhibit A. you’ll see that Pharell probably cut up our shirt, took the sample and just looped it into a whole new design. He did add some effects but somehow didn’t manage to make a better product out of it, come on Pharrell you can do better than that!
Pharrell hasn’t commented on his alleged clothing sampling and looping yet, but we’ll keep you posted if he does.
i am bitching, but thats fine. if he can lift my website theme, code & artworks… i have atleast the RIGHT TO BITCH
here’s my website screenshot
this is the guy who lifted my website theme, code & artworks. he has lifted work from numerous designers & agencies claiming his own.
he is such an idiot that he forgot to remove my current employers name & my designation, google analytics code cant be an exception in this case with this moron. he he hee…