Copyright infringement…not our most favorite part of being Art Buyers, but a really important part. This is sad. Artist Jules Julien’s illustration was ripped off by Look & Listen, an ad agency in Beijing for Maodouli. Ugh…we were so sorry to hear this.
It’s never fun to have your work plagiarized and it’s pretty shameful that this came out of an agency. It makes us super unhappy. It’s like having your identity stolen. So disconcerting!
We understand that art is a source of income for many and it’s their livelihood and identity and should never be copied for profit or otherwise. We have to slap AD’s, AE’s and clients alike, on the wrist regularly and explain that just because someone made something doesn’t mean that it is up for grabs. So gross.
We hope it all works out for Jules. Sending you lots of power and love and support on this one. We hope that you get a big fat apology wrapped in an even fatter check for this!