I want to bring your attention to a brand-new website that is SO needed in this world: LogoThief.com.
The owners of LogoThief.com say they started the website because “we are sick of seeing our own work and the work of our peers ripped off by unscrupulous designers in an effort to make a quick buck.”
Since launching last week, LogoThief.com already has more than a dozen posts that document the theft of logos. LogoThief.com names names and pulls no punches. And check out their email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow LogoThief on Twitter, @LogoThief, and pass the popcorn because this could get interesting.
I wonder if LogoThief.com will go after the many, many high schools that plagiarize logos?
My Logo Story
I have a logo story.
I once hired a local company to design a logo for a startup of mine. I rejected the first version they made for me but accepted the second version. Very shortly thereafter a local organization rolled out a new logo — it was the first version of my logo!
Fortunately, the situation was resolved amicably; the organization discarded the new logo and developed a new one.