|Puffpipes.com Boast Industry Leading RipOff Artists|
This ad published 18/09/2014 in the Vancouver (BC) paper was brought to my attention by fine artist Camilla- long time friend to the Designer Toy industry, exemplifying the care we as a community have for each other. Designer Toys is a small, tightly-knit community; we can spot biters pretty quick.
Puffpipes (.ca) are toting an artist's amalgamation of some of the Designer Toy Industry's most prominent creative contributors. Their "Industry's Leading Glass Artists" rip-off the Kidrobot Munny and Bot platform- two of Kidrobot's most internationally recognized product lines.
|Kidrobot Bot Mascot|
Puffpipes (.ca)'s most bragworthy industry leading artists ripoff the "Argyle Warrior" himself, Fine Artist Scott Tolleson. We notice when you rip off and bootlegg an artist's toy, apparel, website, and logo designs. The designs are pretty inseparable from Scott Tolleson's practice, especially inside Designer Art Toys.
|That Would Be The Ripped Off Tshirt Emblem In The Image Background|
|With A Color Scheme Reminiscent of Tolleson's "Agent Argh Noir" Production Release|
|Tolleson's Kickstarter Tshirt Was Pretty Cool. And Iconic.|
With a little flavour reminding me of Frank Kozik's Clockwork Orange x Beethoven bust design, and his industry-recognized affinity for the appropriation of Clockwork Orange inspired imagery.
What is Puffpipes to do when your Industry Leading Artists's most brag-worthy product, which you've paid to advertise, is a ripoff of well recognized companies and artists? Maybe not publish them in a metropolitan newspaper. Or, they could instead seek to contact the artists and companies who are leading the industries yours ripped off; I've collected them here for you. :)