Illustrations Posts

Twitter Illustrator Breaks the Fashion (QR) Code

Twitter Illustrator Breaks the Fashion (QR) Code

In one of the best fashion/QR code mashups we’ve seen since Calvin Klein’s billboard, Yiying Lu, the artist behind the Twitter fail whale, created 10 hand-drawn illustrations for Meets Obsession magazine – complete with fully functional QR codes (also hand-drawn).

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Sketchy Issues: Inditex and Hermes Take Opposite Sides On Derivative Illustration Rights

Sketchy Issues: Inditex and Hermes Take Opposite Sides On Derivative Illustration Rights

Usage of photos found online is an oft debated issue: in 2007 there was the case of Flickr user Alison Chang, who found herself an unwitting model in a Virgin Mobile Australia advertising campaign; the Independent, a popular UK newspaper, ran into problems with Peter Zabulis when they failed to secure permission to feature a photo Zabulis took of snow. More recently, there’s the case of the Associated Press vs. Shepherd Fairey. Though the lawsuit was dropped in January of this year, plenty of issues remain surrounding the usage of photos in derivative works.

Now, two of fashion’s largest companies find themselves facing those questions.

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Envelop // State of Independence

Envelop // State of Independence

Scenario 1: You’re most happy when you discover a unique and fabulous treat from a well-hidden store (or amongst the chaff of cyber space). Scenario 2:  You’re an unknown designer/illustrator with amazing talent – but no place to put it. Where do you two meet? At Envelop, an online store that takes independent designers’ amazing illustrations and plops them (in […]

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Imran Amed's Signature9

Imran Amed's Signature9
The Business of Fashion editor introduces us to his signature style items

Diane Pernet's Signature9

Diane Pernet's Signature9
Fashion blogger and film festival creator, Diane Pernet, shares nine of her favorite things

Video interview with Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld

90 Seconds with Carine Roitfeld
In a Signature9 exclusive, we catch up with the Vogue Paris editor-in-chief

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