Oy vey

Consider the other side of the aggrieved vandalism promoter Shepard Fairey, of HOPE poster fame:

Obey the "Hypocrite"'s Lawyers!

Obey the "Hypocrite"'s Lawyers!

Gawker: “Obey” Trademark Law:

Some guy in Pittsburgh sells little baby Steeler mascots with the phrase “Obey Steeler Baby.” Shepard Fairey demands that he stop infringing on his trademark, which he originally made famous by ripping off the image of Andre the Giant!

Well, if that‘s who he ripped off, then he really does have guts, I guess!

UPDATE:  Fairey’s got even bigger trouble than that.


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7 Responses to “Oy vey”

  1. Bob Jindle
    March 10, 2009 at 8:06 am #

    Me thinks your dislike for Obama and the HOPE poster colors your thinking here.

    • March 10, 2009 at 9:13 am #

      I don’t dislike Obama. I do think I dislike Fairey.

  2. Greg
    March 10, 2009 at 8:54 pm #

    Between this and his lying about which photo he used I am definitely starting to dislike Fairey (http://www.pdnpulse.com/2009/02/a-problem-with-shepard-faireys-lawsuit.html). Sad when the ‘good guy’ turns out to be a bad guy.


  1. Ron Coleman - March 9, 2009

    LIKELY / CONFUSION Oy vey: Consider the other side of the aggrieved vandalism promoter Shepard.. http://tinyurl.com/c4vt6w

  2. VBalasubramani - March 9, 2009

    funny! the flipside of the Fairey fair use debate http://tinyurl.com/c4vt6w (RT @econwriter5 @RonColeman) [is flipside one or two words?]

  3. Sweet, sweet hypocrisy « Reading the Fine Print - March 10, 2009

    […] (emphasis added; h/t gawker via likelihoodofconfusion) […]

  4. Known in the Marts » Blog Archive » Shepard Fairey II: Obey - March 13, 2009

    […] is trademark infringement.  Fairey has received criticism for this, mostly accusations of hypocrisy because he had to stop using “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” after getting legal threats […]