Submitted January 26th, 2010
from California, United States
Please stop spamming the crap out of my comments. Thanks
Since you felt the need to police coincidentally similar images:
From the Huffington Post
This joke was on Scrubs
Not to mention the 1st hit on google looks quite similar:
And what’s this! One year before you had the brilliant idea:
On a T-Shirt even. Tsk Tsk Tsk.
Moral of the story, before you go policing the internet to protect your brilliance, google it first.
I wasn’t claiming the concept was original for this design. I actually got the idea from watching scrubs. As for policing the internet, I don’t see how that applies. I saw a design, that lots of users had already noted looked really similar to my design in execution on woot, and commented. That’s all that went down. No policing involved, and no claim to being the author of anything but the original “puppet check up” design. Anyhow, point being, I wasn’t, and don’t view myself as policing anything. I wouldn’t even know how to.
Also, it might be beholden to show your identity when making comments, rather than leaving them anonymously.
What gets my goat is that by asking Diana to take her design down it implies that you feel she has no right to have a similar design on another T-Shirt site. It upsets me to see an artist bully another artist in the name of theft (as you again implied on twitter by stating “Someone’s ripping off my shirt design…”) when you yourself admit above that you ripped off the idea from Scrubs. It’s totally within the realm of possibility that she never saw your design considering you didn’t bother to check the internet to see if anyone had already done a similar design before posting yours, which IS the case.
Also, not trying to be picky, but on Woot you did claim the concept as original when you stated: “As the artist of the ORIGINAL “puppet check up design”...” That just isn’t a claim you or most likely anyone can make.
The fact that you believe she ripped you off when, I’m sorry, the joke was already viral via the Huffington Post, not to mention being featured on a widely watched TV show, sits on the absurd side.
I guess I’m left with the question as to why she should take her shirt design down, when your design is so close to a shirt design that was posted over a year ago on a French T-Shirt site (that I linked to above)? It also features the X-Ray Kermit, so why does yours get to stay up, and her’s should come down? This is also irregardless of the fact that woot rejected her design (if you believe her, she reported herself anyway.)
That’s why I feel you’re policing, by stepping into that conversation and asking her to take it down you are effectively saying she has no right to post hers because yours exists. Why? Yours wasn’t the first Kermit X-Ray T-Shirt design (it was just before hers), it wasn’t even original in terms of concept or execution. Why does yours trump hers?
heh, neat design, but i’m kinda surprised it printed here :) i feel like i’ve seen it someplace else though…was it teefury?
nice..congrats on the print =]
wow, not only has this been printed somewhere else before it showed up here (only the second time this has happened?), but it’s one of the rare pop culture tees that DBH has printed. Interesting. :)
This design was printed before on teefury. I know, because I submitted it to them, and it sold so well, that, since I retained the rights to the t-shirt, dbh picked it up (I believe dbh is under the same ownership)... Hope that solves some of the confusion to the work.
Yeah, it’s funny even though they’re the same people more or less I didn’t think that DBH printed shirts that’ve already been printed anywhere else. Even TF. It actually stopped me from subbing a print I had on TF a few months back to here too, but hey maybe I’ll give it a shot now, ha ha!
will be on my cart in a while :D congrats poly!! :D
Haha, nice done. Congrats poly.
I always preferred Gonzo. Grats on your print.
can’t believe dbh printed this kind of design. same with yesterday’s design. new market scheme maybe….good for them though. good for you too on your design. congrats
you subbed this 8 months ago? damn…
Definitely an interesting pick by DBH. Congrats!
fun clever conept and great execution – congrats mate:)
Yes, I saw this one before!! I sure hope DBH is picking up popculture related designs, maybe I’ll try and sub one of my own, haha.
Congrats Poly, this is one shirt I regret not getting while on TF and I WILL be adding it to my cart soon. Loves Kermit and I will rock this one OUT!
One more thing, 8 MONTHS?? man, I just made Art people remove one of my 4 months old design… DANG IT! oh well, it happens. Congrats again dude! long overdue print, that for sure :)
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