Get yours here, but you better watch out for autograph hounds and paparazzi!
It was November, 2010 when SpreadShirt made the mistake of asking me reasonable questions. My answers? Nonsense (except the eleven sentence quote from the film Airplane!).
But don’t take my word for it, check out the interview here – http://www.spreadshirt.com/blog/2010/11/02/jaleeb-from-lol-productions-does-an-lol-interview/
FYI: They required an update to the url of my store this year. It’s now lolproductions.spreadshirt.com, please alert your relatives and local politicians.
The thievery of shirt designs is rampant. I base this only on how many of my items are being sold by others. Today I came across two retailers selling this rediculous Drakkar & Farts shirt I conceived of over 25 years ago (available in my parody shop).
If you’ve not a longtime reader of this blog (meaning, you’re not me), please allow me to restate that I know I’m no Picasso Da Vinci and that in most cases I’m able to gaurnetee that it was my work that was lifted by the mistakes I made when designing them.
Available at our Breaking Bad Inspired Tee Shop.
Perhaps if Ted Beneke of Beneke Fabricators hadn’t leased that car or if Huell (of sleeps standing up) wasn’t reasonably perusing that “Pretty Nooks” issue of Traditional Home or if Saul had a better A Team then none of this would’ve happened.
But no matter how you slice the orange, [Spoiler Alert for 2010] Skylar F•cked Ted. Available at the Tees by LOL Shop.
Since most of my shirts are products / places / things from shows and films, I’m never under the impression that I’ll be the only one doing a particular tee. Since I’m a video editor and not a designer or artist, I never expect I’ll be doing the most well “drawn.”
However, I never expected shirt companies to take something I’ve done and sell it as their own.
Since I did this shirt [Vamonos Pest Control] after the first time the fictitious company was shown on Breaking Bad, I didn’t have a great source image to trace (which I do when attempting to replicate an existing element to incorporate into a design). Since I’m not a professional artist, there are some unique details in the shirt (mistakes) that no one would have intentionally done. The oddest part of this is that other people have done the bug design better than me, but their’s haven’t been appropriated.
BTW, I haven’t included any comparison images because I don’t want to increase the frequency they show up in searches, but look a the one above and imagine the exact same thing (for the the bug, at least).
Given the nature of the types of shirts I make, I’m not unaware of the irony of crying about copyright infringement when 90% of my stuff is at least inspired by another’s intellectual property but at least I have the respect to take the time to modify and alter and re-draw the element and make something different with it.
Here’s the list of companies to date that took my rendering and have been selling shirts and other items with my drawing of the drawing from the truck on the TV Show on them: Crowne Apparel, Cinefilia Camesetas, (both of whom literally used the entire design), Mean Fellas, Degenerate Clothing, Front Room Cinema, 3D Supply, Texlab, ShirtCity and Futbolk.uk.
At this point, I’ve only contacted a company about the Crowne Apparel design as they took the entire design and sell it on the same print to order shop as mine. The other one’s don’t really bother me too much, I just think they’re sort of stupid for not stealing one of the better renderings of the bug.
I’m just happy some people buy the shirts I make (for myself. first and foremost) and enjoy them.