A warning to all artists.

One thing I hate worse than an “artist” stealing your design to sell as their own, is when they flat out deny stealing it, and even worse than that is when they ignore all proper legal notices they get served like it’s all a joke and continue to sell your work.

They claim the similarities are all coincidence and they thought up these ideas and designs all themselves…

I am referring to www.crazydogtshirts.com (and CEO bill kingston), who claim that they did not copy/steal any designs, ideas or just simply remade them with small changes.

But in my honest opinion after speaking to their CEO directly, they are full of shit, and know full well they rip off other designs, they are well known by lots of other real artists, here’s a couple direct quotes from various artists: “They are scum bags. It happens alot.”, “Crazy Dog is notorious for this. I’ve heard people complain about them elsewhere”, “they stole it and I tried to get them to stop selling it”.

Here’s a small sample of designs they are selling as their own, VS the original works from all over the web they claim they did not rip off or know anything about:
(Artwork stolen from include: Threadless, thinkgeek, splitreason, tshirtbordello, redbubble, mysoti and more)

crazydogtshirts version
Original
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crazydogtshirts version

Original
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crazydogtshirts version

Original
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crazydogtshirts version

Original
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crazydogtshirts version

Original
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crazydogtshirts version

Original
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[new ones – 19th sep]
http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-1601...
http://www.noisebot.com/amish_gone_wild_t-shirt...
http://www.cafepress.com/amish_gone_wild_dark_tshirt,357787836
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http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/womens...
http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-2767...
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http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-2021...
Another redbubble artist ripped off – http://www.qwertee.com/product/evolution-of-war/
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http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/zombies/d4a0/
http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-2639...
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http://www.tshirtbordello.com/Womens-Save-Ferri...
http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-2120...
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http://www.badmannerstshirts.com/?page_id=56&am...
http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-1315...
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http://www.splitreason.com/design/design_49bc34...
http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-2192...
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http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/unisex...
http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-2518...
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http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-2187...
http://www.tshirtbordello.com/I-Heart-Love-Zomb...
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http://www.2008tshirts.com/ATTENTION-LADIES-IM-...
http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-1828...
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http://www.zazzle.com/links_sword_dark_apparel_...
http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-2346...
(so many versions of this, take your pick on where they flogged it from)
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http://www.zazzle.com/keep_calm_and_drink_beer_...
http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-2813...
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http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-2659...
http://www.myteespot.com/Nom-Nom-Nom-Angry-Bird...
http://www.grindstore.com/products/Angry-Birds-...
http://www.teesforall.com/Angry_Birds_Nom_Nom_P...
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http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-2796...
http://shirt.woot.com/derby/entry.aspx?id=9867 (finishing someone elses idea?)
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http://www.shirtaday.com/shirt.php?id=458
http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-2028...
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(they probably share this design but who knows)
http://www.wearyourbeer.com/advanced_search_res...
birds&x=0&y=0&search_in_description=1
http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-2658...
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http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-2530...
http://www.cafepress.com/will_work_for_rupees_maternity_dark_tshirt,233887183
http://www.redbubble.com/people/livesinthebooni...
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http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-1837...
http://www.redbubble.com/people/revolutiongfx/t...
(same idea)
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http://de.lafraise.com/Article/index/id/715
http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-1838...
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http://www.absolutet-shirts.com/flux-capacitor-...
http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-1801...
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http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-2082...
http://images.google.com/images?imgtype=&hl...
would+Jason+do+t+shirt&biw=1472&bih=756 (take your pick of which one they claim they DIDN’T copy from)
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http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-1913...
http://www.redbubble.com/people/kaptainmyke/t-s...
http://www.zazzle.com/walley_world_classic_logo...
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http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-2283...
http://tshirtgroove.com/big-daddy-scuba-steve-s...
http://www.raggedshirts.com/scuba-steve-shirts-...
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http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-1131...
http://www.amazon.com/Old-Glory-Game-Over-T-Shi...
http://www.tshirtoutlet.com/9346.html
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http://www.buyzombie.com/2011/06/07/zombie-clot...
http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/the-2791...
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Plenty more on their site I have seen that look familiar, pretty obvious there’s a trend here, they like to take an idea, and simply remake it with small changes (sometimes with no changes at all) so they can claim it’s all coincidence? WAY too much coincidence here douchbags… you’re in the shit now.

That’s my 2 cents of the thieving lying bullshit artists over at crazydogtshirts, might want to change their site to thievingdogtshirts…

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