Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Help? Reward for information.


I found this card while pursuing blogs. This card is sold at Fenwicks on bond street in London. If you notice, the Matryoska doll used on the card happens to be my illustration that someone else has used, and put a snowflake onto. I've been searching the web forever trying to find the company who produced this card so I can kindly tell them not to use my copyrighted illustrations on their future products, but since it looks like it was made in the UK I'm having trouble tracking down the company. If any of my readers recognize this card and could point me the right direction. I would really appreciate it! I try hard to protect my copyrighted images, as I've worked hard on them, and when other companies use them without my permission it ruins my credibility as an artist. I've gotten several emails in the past of people accusing me of stealing artwork from other companies, when in fact it was a larger company stealing my artwork. It is a difficult and expensive process to prove that I in fact created the artwork first, which is why I try so hard to protect my illustrations.
Thanks so much for any help you can provide! I would be happy to send some free vinyl to anyone who can provide me with useful information.

18 comments:

Autonomous Artisans said...

Would it not be easiest to just contact Fenwicks and ask them who they purchased them from explaining the reasons you need to know.

Holly Jones said...

I did send them a note, however, as I've learned in the past... large retailers such as Fenwicks don't often send any answers for questions like mine.

Autonomous Artisans said...

Bond Street
New Bond Street
London
W1A 3BS
TEL: 020 7629 9161
FAX: 020 7409 1890

Try calling them and keep phoning until they give you the details you need.

Courtney Baker said...

Sorry that happened Holly. I have no idea how you even find these things. I have no information, but I hope you find them!

Claire Brennan said...

This is awful, I'm in UK, I'll see what I can find out.

sassypackrat said...

I hate when this happens! I hope you can get it resolved!

Jenn said...

that's horrible, I have seen this done to a few graphic designers lately, like Crowed Teeth. :(

Talk of the Town said...

Wow, that is so rotten Holly! I can't believe you even saw it. I think if someone is using my stuff, I'll never know.

Good luck.

Dana Gustafson said...

Good luck finding the info you need Holly. That is a major bummer!

tortagialla said...

oh my ' that is horrible! I saw the card on print and pattern blog post...eek. Maybe they know something about it? I hope everything works out in the end!

Leah said...

That is a terrible thing when others take things that don't belong to them, but are you sure it's your image? I was just comparing them and the hair, eyes mouth are not identical at all. There is no tie under the "chin" either. Hoping for the best that your image wasn't stolen and that someone else just had the same great idea.

Heather Jensen said...

I don't have any idea how you work the whole who owns who thing but I did find this
http://aprintaday.blogspot.com/2009/11/download-matryoshka-calendar.html
It is very similar to yours. Just different design on the belly and different hair and eyelashes...but so does the one you found to.
I hope this helps.

Lisa said...

I have friends in London. Please let me know if you'd like me to have them go to this store and try to find the card for information on the back of the card.

KindredEsprit said...

Did you try to email the blogger?
http://printpattern.blogspot.com/2009/12/xmas-snaps-fenwicks.html

Thank you also for explaining *why* it makes such a huge difference when people steal others' work. ((hugs)) to you & good luck!

~kelly marie~ said...

I cannot believe this! I am so sorry, Holly. I hope you can resolve it soon.

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ivy said...

you may want to get in touch with lucy. she's super sweet & talented and may be able to help. here is her blog link: http://hedgehogsandladybirds.blogspot.com/ and you can contact her through her email there: lucyeabrams@googlemail.com

hope you'll find answers.
~ivy