H&M Swears They Didn't Steal Artist's Work!

Categories: Art

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Tori LaConsay painted an uplifting sign to cheer up her fellow East Atlanta Village residents on their way to work.

In black stick lettering against a white backdrop, it says, "You Look Nice Today." It's accompanied by a simple red heart looming right below the saying.

Next thing you know, Tori is being told by friends that H&M UK has used that same motif for pillowcases, guest towels, doormats, and all kinds of stuff.

Directly below is the doormat. I must say the similarity is unbelievably eerie! If you ask me, they're using Tori as a doormat!


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When confronted, H&M assured Tori that the design was not influenced by her work and no copyright laws have been infringed, blah blah.

And on Facebook, here's their official statement:


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Hmm. They definitely need to apologize for spelling apologize "apologies."

And for taking the period out of "You Look Nice Today."

And that's just for starters.

H&M doesn't look nice today.



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9 comments
rat
rat

Do we know when Tori published her art work on the street ?

Basha
Basha

WHO CARES PEOPLE???

Spiel
Spiel

In a different font"?? But is ISN'T a different font. And they even put the word "Nice" in a separate line like the original.

Timmee
Timmee

Did a 14-year-old write the H&M apology? 

MartinNYID
MartinNYID

All the brands rip off somebody. If you've bought clothes in the past 50 years you've purchased stolen goods.

MartinNYID
MartinNYID

All the brands rip off somebody. If you've bought clothes in the past 50 years you've purchased stolen goods.

Isis
Isis

Even the lettering looks the same. Couldn't they at least have changed the lettering?

Marv
Marv

Their apology is so lame. They didn't ripped off the artist!

Staunchy
Staunchy

That's really sensitive of you. If you were an artist and someone ripped off your work to make pillowcases and then denied it and refused to reimburse you, maybe you'd be a little upset.

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