This morning while, ironically, doing some last minute cross-checking on my upcoming calendar for 2016, I came across what appears to be a blatant rip-off of my 2015 calendar design from the notoriously awful Urban Outfitters.
I believe it's my responsibility to speak up for not only myself, but for all independent designers and artists out there trying to make a living from their original products, designs, and artwork. It is NOT OKAY for huge corporations to steal these original ideas, produce them in mass quantities and sell them for the same price or less.
I'm doing what I can to make sure Urban Outfitters knows that I'm aware of what they've done.
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Thanks so much!