HOT TOPIC ripping off THREADLESS design!!!!!!
So I got an email from someone who found a RIP-OFF of my design Lil' Soap being sold at HOT TOPIC's website:
It was designed by "Newbreed girl" who seem to have an under construction website.
I've sent them a cease and desist email, and one to Hot Topic as well.
NewBreed girl's president responded to say that is was unfortunate but probably the cause of hiring freelancers to do t-shirts for them, which was the same response Todd Goldman gave about his stolen designs, coincidentally he also pirated this design of mine for some paintings around the time of the Shmorky controversy.
I've still not heard back from Hot Topic about this, and the design has NOT been removed from their website.
If anyone wants to help get this talked about post this banner where ever you can think!
Personally it's really upsetting to me to have this design so blatantly stolen.
The pose of the soap, the pink colors used, the text on the tummy, even the fingers and feet are done in an extremely similar fashion.
A big company like Hot Topic cannot get away with stealing designs from smaller ones and the even smaller designer.