Archive for September, 2008

Plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery

When Michael from OSO Design House asked to come up with some designs for the Bax figure, one of the first ideas I came up with was a gumball machine. It hit me almost immediately because the perfectly round head plus the long body that pushes out at the bottom had almost exactly the same shape as one of these old school candy machines. The fact that with ABS material you could actually make the figure transparent sealed the deal and I created one of the most popular designs in Bax Series 1.  

Skip forward about a year now: During a meeting, Michael pulls out a box of a brand new vinyl figures that one of his good friends has created. The figure is called Monskee (kind of a flatter, smaller munny) and features not designs by popular artists, but designs made in house by staff members. I was pretty surprised to see this figure title “Kandy.” I couldn’t believe how similar it was to my piece. I was a bit offended at first but then actually became proud of what I had done.

I created something special enough that other people wanted to copy it.

Made in Canada Opening

   

Here are pictures of the artwork and the opening reception of the Made in Canada show. Apparently the turnout was slightly small due to everyone staying home and fortifying their homes for the approaching hurricane! (Good reason!) But thanks to that crazy weather, my paintings are still available for sale! Surf on over and buy a piece (at a super affordable price!) online today!

Hi-Fructose posted about it on their blog. Continue reading ‘Made in Canada Opening’