Maybe you remmeber this post about argentinian graphic designer Andrés Yeah and how somebody ripped off his design. Well, this time was the clothing brand SOHO, from Argentina, who made the same thing to him. As the artist clearly says on his flickr, the brand is selling t-shirts with his design without permission. Too bad that clothing brands keep doing this.
Andrés Yeah‘s original work, made in 2007.
Picture of the t-shirt showing the rip of. You can see the brands name and slogan at the bottom of the drawing.
Hot Topic has used fan art from DeviantArt member lastscionz
Follow the link and you’ll see Hot Topics version:
The artist is aware of the rip but does not know what to do. If anyone can help him out he has his contact on his site listed above.
YTWWN SAYS: this is an interesting one because he has made an original artwork based on licensed characters, just as fan art. Now one of the licensee of the characters has used it without his permission. Thoughts?
Muara Palma, a Malaysia based engineering company providing various design and engineering company got a little too inspired by the iPhone development company 8Interactive. So inspired they ripped-off 8Interactive’s entire website.
Mura Palma have copied the text blatantly, from 8Interactives website, forgetting to remove the about page text and keeping text in various areas. The foundations of the visual design and layout are identical. They have tried and failed miserably to rip-off the design in many cases.
The worst part is the text in the about page text is there and indexed in google. They have not responded to various emails.
We are pretty sure this was not meant to be indexed by google just yet…But still blatant copying that we need to stop!
Perhaps you can contact them give them a real website? They list their phone numbers publicly on their website:
Mr. Hon Swee Sang, Phone: +6012 6313662, [email protected]
Mr. Mohd. Lazib Pit, Phone: +6013 8760195, [email protected]
About Page From 8Interactive:
Mura Palma’s Mess
Mura Palmas Crude Adoption:
Artoncrafts on Etsy has apparently hit an identical note with the Mulberry Bayswater/Ledbury designer handbag.
Here’s a current listing. I submitted a report but I really doubt etsy will do anything about this.
Here’s the real version:
Here’s her version:
I’m sure it was a complete accident. Sadly, it seems that two people have actually purchased them. I wonder what other designer rip offs are in her store?
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?