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I am a huge fan of the Little Chimp Society and have been an avid reader since it’s very early days. So I was shocked to discover this…..
“Last week a British illustrator called Jonathan Edwards informed me that he had come across a book that contained his illustrations along with other illustrators work. He contacted me because the book titled Colorful Illustrations 93°C is also riddled with interviews that he recognized as being the interviews I conducted for the LCS”
Darren Di Lieto
…. on my last visit to the site.
Incredible to think someone would and DID plagiarize a website of it’s contents, interviews and images (apparently there is a CD of files with names matching those on the LCS site) and take it to a publisher, produce, print and sell it.
Darren is a huge supporter of illustration and has spent the last three years compiling, editing and publishing interviews and illustration inspiration online, he has sent out a plea to anyone who could help him remove this book from the shelves and/or with legal issues, see his blog here.
There is also a link to all the pages here. I did have some images on his site some time ago but it doesn’t look like I’ve I’m in there, Darren is now going through the painstaking process of contacting all the illustrators who have been published. The internet is certainly a ‘brave new world’ in terms of copyright and plagiarism.
And of course, whatever you do, don’t buy this book!
The brilliant work of Kondoh Akino “Densha kamo shirenai”
I have watched this video … ooh about…. thirty times. I just can’t get enough of it, so much so that I just blogged about it here. I was invited to be a contributor to Startdrawing.org some weeks back and have finally got around to making a contribution. I have been a Startdrawing fan from way back and am so happy to be able to share my ‘finds’ to an even larger audience now… check it;-)!
Just an entertaining video for you to marvel this Friday afternoon; BTW the Japanese refer to a balding man with a comb-over as a ‘bakoudo’ (barcode), pure brilliance!
Design company D-Barcode came up with these illustrative versions of the conventional bar code. The barcodes are fully functional and are being used on products as we speak, pure brilliance!
Meant to post way back early last week but ended up grabbing myself some tickets to Semi-permanent and heading on up to Sydney. After the crazy howling winds that caused the neighbours shed roof peel off like a sardine can lid and slice across our backyard before speeding off into the ether, I decided to chase said winds and head off Thursday afternoon to Sydney…. after much delay and an hour in a holding pattern I landed in the Emerald City.
Thursday night saw the opening of Curvy 5, jumping out of a cab with my friend Mick we were confronted with a very packed gallery and the alcohol was running out fast. Was very happy to see my Sketchel (was invited by Jeremyville to create one, thanksStephanie!) hanging near the front door and managed to grab myself a copy of the book. I’m on page 69;-) I share Curvy this year with Catherine Campbell, Fontaine Anderson, Katie McCormick and lots of other talented double X’s.
Curvy 5 will also be launching at Dont Come gallery in Melbourne on April 17th as well… come one come all!
After a sleepless night… thanks to Miss. Simba Kitten who has a fascination with human noses (see pic) I awoke bleary eyed but ready for the first day of Semi-permanent. This years line up included :
Lifelounge, Ben Frost, Debaser, The Directors Bureau, Sixty40, Spencer Platt, Alex Trochut, Anthony Lister, Superfad, Amy Sol, North Kingdom and Pixar.
Stand outs for me were Alex Trochut, The Directors Bureau, Amy Sol, Lifelounge, Ben Frost and Spencer Platt.
And to end please take some time to marvel at the wonder that is Cherry Blossom (Sakura) season in Japan… (do a search on Flickr for it there are some gems up there right now). This season is so highly scrutinized it features as a ‘front’ on the weather channel for weeks prior to the blossoms appearing travelling from west to east Japan and ending in Hokkaido… now thats a trip I’d love to take.
Illustration ‘Delicious Friends’ created for Calorielab website.