Hot Topic is known amongst artist groups as one of the worst offenders of art theft in U.S. retailers. I know artists are important to What Pumpkin, and I’d imagine multiple cases of art theft would be a very big deal. The most well-known of the cases were stolen fan art from independent artists, which is the same demographic the Design Contest was aimed to. I’m an artist myself and I wouldn’t want to support a store that steals from my peers.
The people running Hot Topic have zero respect to artists and to copyright law. They’ve been ripping-off independent artists’ storefronts, and continue do so. The whole company really should have been shut down long ago.
If you support artists, independent, fan artist, or any kind, you should oppose Hot Topic and MSPA’s association with them!
Tell What Pumpkin to kick Hot Topic out of the Design contest RIGHT NOW.
We have so little time left to stop this please tell them that it is completely unacceptable to do any sort of business with petty art thieves.
Even if you don’t know what to say, or if you think it would compromise the contestants; It won’t. Just please voice your thoughts in anyway you can put them. Don’t let Hot Topic get a dime out of Homestuck.
This sucks x infinity…
Primark have printed my sticker designs on a crappy t-shirt without my consent. They also used a patch from Hanecdote and a brooch created by Mimi Sotudeh. So disrespectful of our work to not even credit or ask us… If you are thinking of buying there, you should think twice.
signal boost! artists work so damn hard, art thieves deserve to have a pin set in their skin for each thing they stole!Also the pink heart looks like a crappy edited version of cakeeater’s riot grrrl pin, except they replace “riot” with “candy” lololol what assholes.
you guys may be able to do something about this, i would seek out legal advice…
oh shit no way!?
I would be so sad if anyone did this with my work, mildly pleased I do no illustrations so it’s unlikely. This is so so annoying for struggling young (also talented) artists and deserves a lot of signal boosts and complaints.
artist is sakimichan.
i happened to see this on my feed and of course, wanted to know who drew it so i clicked on the comments.
take a look.
the page doesn’t even give credit because “No page does”. this person has the time to repost images, but can’t even give credit to the artists that took the time to draw amazing pieces like this?
people like these piss me off. people should always be credited for the work they’ve done. :T
I messaged that page, and asked to source me, but that guy didn’t want to, so I told him/her I was going to report this to facebook, He called my ignorant, Then I told this guy to Take my image off if he’s so unwilling to link back.
So Long story short, He/she didnt want to link back to the original artist (there were alot, he/she didnt want to take off the images when I requested him to take them off. He was even using my image as his icon.
and he/she told me to fuck off illiterately ,
In the end this kind of people aren’t worth dealing with so I’m not going to pursue this guy further, I’m just going to keep doing what I love and that’s it.
Honestly I didnt expect anything to change, I just wanted to clear something out, but damn you guys are amazing <3 Thank you for standing up for me and the other artist who’s work have been previously posted without source. but now seems like the guy decided to man up and do it the right way by sourcing all the images ! I really really appreciate this. and kudos to the new admin of the page who’s doing all the sourcing !I think they deserve some credit to actually changing their ways of doing things.
Jeremy Scott for Moschino F/W 2014
does having artists sources on that thing you reblogged mar your tumblr so much that you have to manually go in and remove it?
who the fuck
taking the cintiq companion out for a test run. a little cluttered but i just wanted to see how it it handled all the stuff. did a pokemon. precious baby delphox. witchy fire starter is rad.