Mystery Solved



It's funny how things work themselves out. I found out yesterday that a guy named Eddie Park was asking about my shirts about a year ago at a friends shop who was selling them for me...in fact specifically asked about Born Loser as a company. The guy was there getting his Triumph worked on. Fast forward 9 months and Lucky brand issues a T SHIRT very very close to my big foot chopper design even in the same overall colors?? I don't think I have ever seen anything related to big foot and choppers except what we did. Come to find out this guy works and is a designer at Lucky... I am trying to reach him but no luck. I googled him and found his blog http://againsttc.blogspot.com/ roll through a couple pages and sure as shit he posts the design he is working on..the big foot riding a chopper. I know we all get inspiration from things we see everywhere new and old stuff...and nothings truly original...but when someone specifically asks about a brand( born loser and trys to get info about that company) then brings out something very very similar with a huge company like Lucky brand...that's wrong. What does Lucky have to do with choppers and Bigfoot ?? nothing !! stick to bedazzled jeans and 80 dollar Johnson Motor t shirts. If you know this guy I want to talk. Correction he now works for True Religion Jeans....

26 comments:

Gregoire said...

even wearing the same helmet!

Masterlink Lee said...

Yeah, that ain't no coincidence. Just lameness at work. Why can't people just admire a design and be inspired to create one of their own? No talent, no idea-having corporate culture vultures.

And, it's a shitty rip-off.

Derek M. said...

That's beat man. I hope you get to the bottom of this and give that cat what for.

BitMonkey said...

The worst part IMO is by comparison his design just sucks...

Andrew Quinones said...

Lucky Jeans must have some fuck ups "designing" shit for them. I remember Decker posting a shirt these idiots made with a Hell's Angels death head logo. Here's the link if you've never seen it.

http://jeffdeckerstudio.blogspot.com/2010/02/lucky-jeans-but-for-how-long.html.

Fuck Lucky Jeans.

King Creep said...

i gotta agree with BitMonkey just from an art standpoint yours is way way better

JWhite said...

Watch out. The wolf man is next!

JWhite said...

Shit, wolf man is about to be next.

moonman said...

Let's leave messages for Mike.

LUCKY Brand USA Corporate Office Headquarters HQ Address
Division of Liz Claiborne, Inc.?
1441 Broadway
New York, NY 10018
Corporate Phone Number: 1-212-354-4900

steevenb43 said...

that sucks - its easier for lame, no talent having sucka heads to steal a creative persons ideas than it is to develop enough talent to manage it on their own. Meh

I've seen it time and time again with my leatherwork, fools stealing my ideas - but ya know what? Nothing ya can do really... just keep moving ahead - you know
they cant keep up....

Miss Helen said...

Lame. Looks like he stole his blogger profile pic from Scott Pommier's site

http://scottpommier.tumblr.com/post/23945130497

Adam Nickel said...

That design looks like a high schooler did it. Its super weak, and it especially falls down where most motorcycle illustration does.. the motor. Which is extra weird if he owns a bike himself. Pretty lame.

Michael said...

I CAN'T BELIEVE HE'S USING A POMMIER PHOTO AS HIS BLOG PROFILE!!! JESUS!

WhitelinePsycho said...

Piss poor form, what a complete douche, no talent bum, I remember the H.A affair . . . you need to be doing more than just 'talking'to this corporate cocksmoker, if you take my meaning.

Wayne@Kustom Ink said...

Amateurish at best.

Spence said...

Deadbeat Hack

Wayne@Kustom Ink said...

The rip-off artwork is amatuerish at best. I can understand design being derivative in some ways (styles, techniques, etc.) but when the subject matter (2 very distinct ones at that) is copied so obviously, that's just super lazy.

Tony Dunn said...

anyone get the number of that bus ??

Chris K said...

I feel your pain.

I (once again), just went thru a similar but smaller ordeal as well.

Didn't you go thru this with them before? I know someone tried to rip your wolfman off too.

I believe the guy who owns Lucky Brand is the same guy behind destroying the Von Dutch name.

These whores try to mine the underground scene and package it for resale to Hollywood type posers and want a bees.

Mike Davis said...

I just want to talk to the guy but he is running. Took the post off his blog and won't respond to my emails. He works at True Religion Jeans now... so motorcycle wear is on the horizon.

WhitelinePsycho said...

Ha, True Religion, that makes perfect fashion victim sense, burn baby, burn !!

jason webber said...

the best part...this guy is probably making more money than all of us as an artist or designer. I need a new job.

tiptopdadddy said...

Did you ever see the video for the premier of Full Throttle Saloon? It was a shot for shot ripoff of the BF3 promo. Jeez dude, don't anybody tell David Bowie or he will be stealing your shit next...

Ryan said...

Check out this shirt from true religion jeans.
http://www.truereligionbrandjeans.com/Mens_Rebels_Ride_Crewneck__White/pd/c/2600/np/2600/p/6955.html

Ryan said...

Check out this shirt from true religion jeans.
http://www.truereligionbrandjeans.com/Mens_Rebels_Ride_Crewneck__White/pd/c/2600/np/2600/p/6955.html

VinnieV said...

You have got to be kidding me. Talk about lack of creativity. There isn't a single original thing on his blog, not even a comment. Why would one expect him to come up with an original shirt design.