Let’s see the AP try and put this genie back in the barn or the horse back in the bottle.
The funny thing is the creator of the poster, also create the “Obey” brand which was started using a bootlegged photo of Andre The Giant. Shepard Fairey, the creator, has been on both sides of the copyright issue, and has tried to protect his images from duplication.
I wish I still had the bootleg Radar has a posse, 1′ 4″ sticker that the previous tenants left in the rental home I moved into in 1998. The sticker was made for the neighborhood cat “Radar,” and included an image of a cat. One of my favorite version is the UNC-CH t-shirt for Jackie Manual.
There is a long discussion of the techniques and law here: www.myartspace.com/blog/2009/01/shepard-fairey-obey-copyright.html
I wanted to thank the nice people at AT&T and their PR firm for sending me both an iPhone and a BlackBerry 8820 to test out. Currently, I am putting the two phones through their paces and I promise a full report on the pro and cons of both phones soon. They are giving my Nokia N70 a run for the money but I have not made up my mind yet. Stay tuned…
Wow, how about that new blog smell. Although the Internet probably does not need another blog, I think that this will be a good place for me to record the tips/tricks and hints I have discovered about web marketing, search engine optimization, design and other topics.
My plan is to write in an approachable style that will interest my friends and family who come by to read this. Also, I hope to get some writing from other sources as well. Jode Willingham has promised to write some words about classic 80’s movies and songs.