Thursday, January 15, 2009

WTF? | The Fashion Dungjen

I've seen this posted on a couple different blogs and each time I'm more and more disappointed.

For anyone who follows the Rev. Run's daughters, Vanessa and Angela Simmons, knows they have their own shoe line, Pastry. For anyone who shops or reads as compulsively as I do, you've at least heard of Johnny Cupcakes. (If not, I suggest you take a peek at their Web site. They have some seriously cute T-shirts.)

Anyway, take a look at these Johnny Cupcake designs (left) compared to the Pastry designs.



Suspiciously similar, right? What happened to originality? If this isn't a blatant copy of an idea, I don't know what is.

It's not like this is the first time a company has ganked Johnny Cupcakes' ideas. A few years ago I read a lot about Urban Outfitters selling a T-shirt design that was strikingly comparable to a Johnny Cupcakes design.

Anyway, bloggers and individual thinkers are asking those who think this is wrong to let Pastry know. Protect the creativity of designers and bring originality back.

To contact Pastry:

If you could send a quick e-mail or leave a voice mail regarding this matter that would be awesome! I feel that the right thing for them to do at this point would be to pull all of those shirts out of the stores and issue a formal notice stating that what they did was wrong.

Customer service toll free Number: 1-800-970-0776
Mon-Fri 9AM-6PM. Sat 10AM-5PM (ET).
http://www. pastrykicks. com/contact/
http://www. myspace. com/pastrykicks
help@pastrykicks.com
hr@adjmi-apparel.com
dennisd@vidagoup.com
kimsnow@vidagroup.com
kevinstorch@vidagroup.com
davidm@vidagroup.com
alharris@vidagroup.com

1 comment:

Lauren Nicole said...

ugh yuck. I hate that people need to copy others in such a blunt way. aosidgnasodghewt. I don't know what to say about this.