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Design by Richard Fulop

About the design

Original design submission

Avg. score: 2.54 out of 5

Scored by: 615 people

  • Garments printed with: a chino additive for softness and plastisol ink

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atreyuthechild on Jan 14, 2014 at 10:33:15

Really wish I had bought this tee when it was released. Hunted it down to request a reprint and discover all the dumb comments below. Anyone who says this is plagiarism is stupid. Its a parody!

par·o·dy (pr-d)
n. pl. par·o·dies
a. A literary or artistic work that imitates the characteristic style of an author or a work for comic effect or ridicule.

It's using the STYLE of the Joy Division cover to re-create the New York City skyline as part of a competition for city themed submissions.

emz_davidson on Jan 12, 2012 at 16:44:18

how anyone can say this is a homage must be nuts. Totally stolen idea, lacking orginality and not what threadless should be about. It also makes me very sad that the designer has chosen to respond to this criticisms in such an wanky way

... not good, not good at all.

NurseMyGreed on Jan 5, 2012 at 13:11:38

Sup Joy Division.

gypsynja on Dec 6, 2011 at 11:22:08

Great design!

Any fool that complains about this being a rip off needs to check their sources. 5 min with google could have saved you from looking like an ignorant fool. Props to Adam Capriola for doing the legwork.

letuche on Dec 5, 2011 at 22:16:48

haha people can't even tell the difference between plagiarism and a homage. that's sad.

thestupidlittlegirl on Dec 5, 2011 at 07:05:04

loving this!

slidesong on Dec 5, 2011 at 06:59:10

This is a disgrace. Threadless, I'm ashamed that you actually let this even get voted on. It's clearly not his work. Just because he squares off some of the peaks and valleys doesn't make it his own. Anyone who wants the original and much superior design should go to eBay and do a search for 'Joy Division Unknown Pleasures' and you'll see for yourselves just how little imagination this Richard guy has. This is perhaps one of the most iconic and recognizable designs in all of music and for you to try and pass it off as your own and profit from it is disgraceful. It's odd though because I went to this artist's website portfolio and he's actually very good! Why he chose this design to submit, I will never know. But he has so many illustrations that deserve looking at. So Richard, try submitting some of you other designs. This one is taken.

mo_faux on Dec 5, 2011 at 01:24:05

were ian curtis still amongst the living, i'm pretty sure he'd tear you apart. again. and again. AND AGAIN. ugh.

fuloprichard on Nov 25, 2011 at 15:40:45

im not hiding behind the 'great artists steal' line, im wearing it. it is tattooed on my huge forehead. just under the text 'I AM A F***ING GREAT ARTIST'.

francis7 on Nov 25, 2011 at 14:12:18

This is an abomination. You can hide behind the 'great artists steal' line, but you sir, are no 'great artist.'

fuloprichard on Nov 16, 2011 at 04:06:49

"good artists copy great artists steal"

:DDD ohh guys.. you made me such a good time! Thanks for your comments!
*on my way to do another ripoff!*

Dalebozio on Nov 14, 2011 at 23:14:58

By the way , for copyright stuff , here the research of a guy who mades an "unknow pleasures " spoof tee shirt :

Dalebozio on Nov 14, 2011 at 22:34:08

IC-Three says " Any anyway joy division didn't make any of it it was Peter Saville "
Oh come on man ! Are you serious ? Did you really think like mick jagger draw the " Tongue and Lip " logo by himself ? Should I explain to you how its work ?

Anyway , this shirt bothers me . It's sure a really cool idea and a nice shirt but i wasn't expect threadless to print those kind of tribute/rippoff tees ( there is a lot of other site who's deal with this ) .
Or does joy division's design is become such an iconic figure that it allowed designers and printers to use it like mario and stars wars refenrences ?
Hum ... like MG3 , I don't know if I love this or hate it.

M3G on Nov 9, 2011 at 18:55:19

Man, why the hell did they take off the part about New York being a city of unknown pleasures? That was the best part! D;

IC-Three on Nov 9, 2011 at 16:06:53

joy division wasn't exactly an original idea guys! come on, an the shirt has new york city in the lines, it's really pretty sweet update on a VERY OLD IDEA.

Any anyway joy division didn't make any of it it was Peter Saville