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Monday, July 19th 2010

12:34 PM

Design "Inspiration"...Moved

10 Additional Thoughts.

Posted by Lin:

here you go, for comparison while it's up on Ebay - the Anthropologie bag is a direct lift from one of the dog collection scarves. http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-FOLK-ART-DOG-SCARF-/140475670342?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Women_s_Accessories&hash=item20b5009f46#ht_500wt_1156
Monday, November 8th 2010 @ 5:37 AM

Posted by Lizzie:

Sarah, it nice for you to say so.
Friday, July 30th 2010 @ 6:32 PM

Posted by Sarah:

This is a prime example of the valuable work your blog does, Lizzie.

Not only do you make sure that these designers are recognised for their beautiful and original work, but you've demonstrated how wilfully modern companies will exploit that original work without credit.

As ever, you are raising awareness, thank you!
Wednesday, July 28th 2010 @ 12:52 AM

Posted by Lin:

"Most of her work was clearly signed, so you know they know who the designer was." A very good point, especially in the era of reissued and reinvigorated Vera and Liberty prints. A continuing business interest ensures the authorship is cemented. A lack of business continuity turns a completely coherent body of work into design flotsam and jetsam. What a shame.
Friday, July 23rd 2010 @ 9:19 AM

Posted by Lizzie:

Lin, bare trees like these are a common Keefe motif.

When Keefe died in 1960, her only survivor was her mother, and as far as I know, there is no one to hold the copyright to her work. So it may be legal to use it, but it bothers me that people are profiting from her work without even acknowledging that she was the designer. Most of her work was clearly signed, so you know they know who the designer was.
Thursday, July 22nd 2010 @ 6:29 PM

Posted by Lin:

arg. lost my original post. I was saying that the tree at the centre looked very familiar too, but I can't quite find the parallel I was thinking of...
Wednesday, July 21st 2010 @ 11:17 AM

Posted by Anonymous:

Interesting and informative. I do have to say, modern knock-offs of current art and fashion are annoying too.
Tuesday, July 20th 2010 @ 4:39 PM

Posted by KeLLy Ann:

Thanks for the new info. I never knew that about the patterns. I'm an artist, so the whole copyright thing gets pretty annoying sometimes. I think its the whole "ownership" vs "credit" thing...
Tuesday, July 20th 2010 @ 7:52 AM

Posted by Karen/Small Earth Vintage:

Ugh. That bag is cute as sin, but this is another reason (of many) why I can't stand Anthropologie and will not shop there or at Urban Outfitters. What a shame. While I admire their "look" (which is constantly, and understandably, deified by bloggers everywhere), their practices leave much to be desired. Not a fan.
Tuesday, July 20th 2010 @ 7:48 AM

Posted by stephanie Coop:

I enjoyed reading this and learning about Tammis. It took me on an internet journey while I was drinking my coffee.
Tuesday, July 20th 2010 @ 3:33 AM