bepster wrote: ↑
October 12th, 2018, 11:51 am
slippyfish wrote: ↑
October 12th, 2018, 11:39 am
To borrow one of the Verge's commenter's comment: You wasted valuable electrons publishing crap like this. Kanye West is not news. Nothing tied to West is news.
I wasted .5 valuable calories typing out this response.
I think this absolutely relevant to discuss. We publish our work online all the time, saying "ideas are cheap".
But when a person in power just grabs your work, removes the branding you put on and passes it off as your own, that's dishonest and shameful.
I am glad that the Verge and other news outlets do what West failed to do and credits the designer.
Here I am, getting sucked back in.
OK, fair enough. Its a story with no redeeming qualities and no chance at justice for the original designer. What lessons can we learn from this? Don't put work on the internet if you don't want it stolen? That won't happen. Can we conclude that West has gone loony? That's been my conclusion for some time. I was writing more from the (shudder) political side in which prioritizing non-news like what West showed DT masks 'real' goings-on in the US administration. For that reason I felt its not worthy of discussion, along with "what jacket did Melania wear" and "how much did DT Jr deadlift" and "why does DT like ketchup on his well-done steak". Just noise.
Ripping off another designer's work? For sure its bad. But neither I nor anyone on this forum, nor any larger group of people will do anything that changes West's behavior. The longer I live in this world, the more I try to not get spun up about sh*t I can't do anything about. Except global warming.