Is he arrogant? Is he pretentious? No! He is the Psychic Designer who copies things from the future!!Hahhahahahaha!! Looks like a terrific slogan!
Just kidding! You guys don´t have any sense of humor!
Seriously, I´m one of the most honest and ethical person I know. Researching is a huge part of my work. I usually spend hours researching before releasing a new project, just to make sure there´s nothing similar already released on the market.
If you google my name, or if you take a good look at my works, you will see that all I have is good critics and feeback. I have an immaculate reputation.
I know there´s a thin line between copy and "inspiration" but for me, this line is very very clear.
When I first started this thread (3 years ago! Time flies, ah?) , I was very inexperienced about the design market and that´s why I was really mad. Now, I just started it again, because I think it´s useful for us all.
In the first place,I was looking for help and advices, but as people started to point their fingers on me, I realized that, somewhat, some guys were just very flexible about what is and what is not a copy.
In both cases, where I thought ( and still think) I was copied, I have sent several e-mails for the designers, and sadly got no response at all. I´m sorry, but silence is not a good answer for me.
In both cases, if one of them had replied my e-mails proving their creations came before mine, I would immediately apologize and take my product of the market. That´s how I work.
Guys, everyone who have already sent me an e-mail, know that I´m a very open minded guy. Everyday, I take a really good time to answer dozens of e-mails from fans and design students from all over the world, asking for advice and this kind of things.
For now, this is my last post on this thread. If something similar happens in the next weeks, months or years, I´ll update this post again, despite knowing that I probably wont be surprised with the replies.
Do you know why I don´t take this thing to court? I´m Brazilian. I live in Brazil. Do you know how much would cost this kind of international law sue?
Thanks for the help. If anyone ever needs my help, just drop me a note. I´m always glad to help when I can, specially fellows designers.
Ps: I´m not really sure about what I´m looking for here...I´m not really sure about anything. As far as I can prove, you´re just a bunch of letters in my computer´s screen! OMG....I´m getting crazy again... See you again in couple of years! With a brand new copy from the future for you to bash!