These screenshots aim to demonstrate some products for sale on the internet that illegally feature my artwork without my consent. Most of these products have been sourced from Alibaba.
Since I believe that most retailers buy products in good faith, I will not feature a retailer's name unless I have already asked them to remove the products and they haven't done so (or if they've been rude to me).
Speaking of which, the image above is from the website of a company called Meow Is Now who have been politely asked to take down the products, but they have blocked my messages and refused to remove the products from their website. Nice! Avoid this unfriendly and dishonest company! By the way, the cushions they feature have my trademarked signature on them - here is some information about the sale of products you realise or even don't realise are counterfeit.
Above: 'You're Purrfect' plus a gallery of my other black and white ink images reproduced on cushions and sold via Alibaba
Above: More thievery from Alibaba
Above: My 'You're Purrfect' image is featured on a mobile phone cover. Presumably the designs by other artists have been stolen too... I've contacted the retailer but am yet to receive a reply. If I don't hear back from them I'll name and shame them.
If you're an artist and you'd like to share your story or images of your artwork being used in a similar way I'd love to hear from you.
Theft of artwork is not a victimless crime. I will keep adding to this gallery when I get time.
Many thanks, Kim
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