Monday, 17 August 2009

(Not so) Dirty Mongrels...

UPDATE
Fourfontaine have contacted us & wish to rectify the situation by pulling the top & have offered to pay us for units made. They said they outsource most of their designs which unfortunately can result in situations like this. They didn't know this design was ripped off until now. My goal with this post was just for people to know, & it worked! Kudos Fourfontaine & thanks to all our supporters, it really means a lot :)

On Friday night while having dinner with a friend who is also a designer, we were discussing copyright and how there seems to be many fashion houses etc with very similar designs.
The next day I was looking at the Fourfontaine website I discovered they've ripped us off! I am still in a state of shock, this plagiarism makes me feel absolutely sick to my stomach. Seriously, can't they get their own ideas? & did they really think no one would notice in a country as small as ours? The worst part of it is, it makes me like our logo less, it has tainted it for me :(

The Fourfontaine top-

Our business card-
Our shop windows-
Our website-
A repeat I designed for the blog background a while back-

You can read more on plagiarism at-
Book by it's cover
You thought we wouldn't notice

14 comments:

lulubelle said...

THAT SUCKS!!! BOO

Paper Cut said...

Boo! See this also
http://www.book-by-its-cover.com/fineart/a-sad-story-must-read

Sally Shand said...

Oh my gosh!!!! Cheats!

Swonderful said...

Wow Aimee, that's extreme! That girl will have to change her name & have plastic surgery if she ever wants to work again!

Mee a Bee said...

That's bad. I hope you and your friends have success in court. Will you take your case to court?

Lucinda said...

you should submit this to http://youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/blog3/ - they're all about putting plagiarism out where people can't ignore it. Blatant stuff like this needs to be shown as completely unacceptable :(

Hannah JV said...
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Nikki said...

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Hannah JV said...

Thanks for letting me know about this, I hope people find out about it.

Also, I love how your blogger lets people know I commented then deleted it!

Anonymous said...

They have also had a go at biting that Stolen Girlfriends Club "The end has no end" print...

shower timers said...

That's very bad.

Mindy@Juniper said...

I So know how you feel! Really I do. So sorry to hear that that happened and good on you for standing up to them. And good to see they tried to make it right. I still have not confronted the people who ripped off my Lucky Dip craft nights. I have been hosting Lucky Dip C.N. for over a year and a half. Then last month found out some girl has just stolen the concept & changed the name to "Surprise" craft night hosting it in a bar??? grrrrr. Even copied all our Advertising down to the letter. How do these people sleep? Do they have no soul. Just wanted to say good job and that you inspire me to do the same.

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Anonymous said...

Keep on posting such stories. I love to read articles like that. BTW add some pics :)