Friday, July 30, 2010

Banned Shoes

I created this pair of shoes form my Artsproject store on Zazzle. They refused to place it because the "design contains text or images of a competitor's names, logos, image and/or design." When I questioned them about it, I was told that my "custom shoe design infringes upon Vans Inc.'s intellectual property rights. Vans owns the trademark on checkered pattern shoes, so we are unable to approve any custom Keds designs which feature a checkered pattern." I was able to pointed out several examples of other custom design shoes in the Zazzle store that violated this policy.

In my searches, I haven't found that Vans actually owns the trademark on the checkerboard pattern on shoes. Furthermore, even if they did, I don't think my design violates their rights. I've tried to push the design through three times. In the long run, it's really not worth fighting for. Time to move on and design something else.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Addicted to the Internet

This was one of the first infographics I tackled. It's challenging to get all the text and graphics in there, but it's fun.

13 Things About Mario

UPDATE 07/17/2013: Although I originally posted this in 2010, I just received an e-mail to remove the link to where it was originally hosted on Seems like every infographic I did through is coming back to bite me.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Savage Monsters Stuff

There are new products up in the Savage Monsters ArtsProjeckt store on Zazzle. A bunch of t-shirts at MySoti. And an updated portfolio atCoroflot. Check 'em out!

Barack Obama Rollerskating in Hawaii

I just ran across this photo of Barack Obama rollerskating in Hawaii. In the '70s and early '80s he was known as Barry the Rollerdisco King.