Friday, July 1, 2011


So Facebook fans, and Blogger readers - I have a question:

What do you think of this:

I have been sent it twice. It is a card that is for sale in a local Portland store by a gal who draws photos of everything she buys.

When I first saw it I was flattered that someone had done that. When I showed it to a few other people the reaction was mixed. One suggested I send a cease and desist letter for using my logo (poorly) without permission. A few thought it was cool.

I'm kind of a mixed bag. If she were selling this at say Target, I'd probably say something. I mean I'd for sure get in trouble for putting a Coca-Cola logo on a shirt, or printing myself as Poodle Parade Barbie on tote bags.

What do you think?

Also, I do think it odd that the shirt is drawn not as it exists. The bottom band, and armholes are just hemmed, not finished with a rib. (sorry tech nerd coming out here).

Just thought I'd share.


KBC said...

I think it is flattery and some excellent free publicity. I know all about her project (I live in Raleigh, NC., but religiously read blogs like PoppyTalk and Design Sponge where her work has been featured). People who think the card is cool are likely already familiar with the fact that she doesn't draw things perfectly accurately. She has drawn all kinds of logos on items. Like Andy Warhol doing the Campbell's soup cans in purples and greens and oranges, accuracy is not the point, concept and art are. She is a hip artist with a cool idea that has been celebrated in the art, design, and handmade supporting communities which, I would think, lends additional cred to your work and coolness. I didn't know about you until now. So, although a limited sample, it is antidotal evidence of it being positive exposure. Good luck!

KBC said...

Just went back and looked up her site. You'll see your product is in excellent company with tons of other brand, large and small, and logos and products that are portrayed (not perfectly accurately) :

Alyson Clair said...

Hey KBC - thanks for the feedback. My first instinct was for flattery, so that's what I've been going with.

Jen McCabe said...

Oh, Alyson! You would LOVE Kate. She has a huge heart and is a great local lady, like you!