6.09.2015

Y0U'R3 S0 TW0 TH0USAND AND L4TE

A friend notified me of this knock off a few weeks ago... and if you need a refresher, here it goes:  over three years ago I published part of my senior thesis work on tumblr, this blog, and Facebook.  As I finished my collection I shared more and more photos, and on tumblr they were reblogged thousands of times and always without any kind of credit.  If you look at this web store or the brand that knocked me off you will immediately think of tumblr so I don't think it's a stretch to assume that this brand found photos of my own anime collage cropped tank top on tumblr and simply reproduced the print themselves.  It's interesting because it's likely they used completely different images than I did, but the effect is so similar I didn't even notice at first glance.  Below you can find links to posts on my blog, tumblr, and other sites featuring my work as far back as Spring 2012.

One of the first posts I made on blogspot sharing my work:

Editorials featuring my work:


Another knock off:

My design has also been for sale on Mainframe.bigcartel.com for about two years:

One of the posts on my tumblr showing my work with over 3,000 notes:

Maluca Mala featured on MTV Style wearing my cropped tank two years ago:

My top and skirt worn by an actress in the short film ‘IRL’ starring Sky Ferreira filmed about three years ago:

Trailer for ACID GIRLS feature length film to be released soon, filmed in summer 2012 - I lent my entire collection for filming and you can see my tentacle rape print dress (not the flesh tone print) in this trailer:





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