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a few words about illustration and art-direction.

I’ve recently been banging the drum to make everyone aware of huge international trade deals happening right now, which have the potential to grant corporations scary levels of power. Now it’s publicly arrived in the creative industry with a bang.

My social media newsfeed this week has been awash with responses to the case of Los Angeles based designer and illustrator, Tuesday Bassen, who has accused fashion brand Zara of plagiarism.

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“I felt fear, anger and hopelessness”

If the email response she received and posted online is accurate, in which Zara’s alleged response informs her that because their website receives significantly more traffic than Bassen’s, her copyright infringement claim is worthless, then we’re all in deep trouble.

Read the full article on my Design Week author page here!


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