Wednesday, 29 February 2012

ASOS steal Memo design 'Cube Chap'

Copying (or intellectual property theft, if we're being posh) is a hot topic right now.  We've recently seen high street retailer Claire's Accessories rip off a multitude of Tatty Devine's designs.  Just days later, illustrator Helen Entwisle (Memo), discovers her work has been stolen by online retail giant ASOS.

Meet Cube Chap! 
Cube Chap is Helen's little character she has doodled and sewed since 2006.

Cube Chap: Hello Hi Hi Hai Hiya Hello Hey How-Do

Meet Cube Chap's Ugly Twin - "Cube Man" from ASOS!!

"Cube Man" A title as original as the design!

What do you think? If you think it's a royal rip-off, email ASOS and tell them what you think.


Colourful Kitschy Funky Fun...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain, I to have been the victim of ASOS stealing my design and recreating it. Although at a much lower standard, not to mention lower price. What does ASOS stand for? Arseholes, Steal, Others, Style....
If I was an up-coming, original designer, I would be worried at selling my designs on there...