Albuquerque Designer @Brite_RDesign & @90DegreesAgency Steal Cranksgiving Artwork
BREAKING NEWS ***… In a development that occurred JUST last night...***
All Along Press somehow stumbled upon this hilarious yet shamelessly bastardized version of Toky's Cranksgiving artwork from last year. We're not sure if they've also stolen the name and concept of the event or if it's something that's passed along for the sake of goodwill.
We immediately started lighting up the twittersphere and calling out the creative parties involved in such a blatant act of artistic robbery. Here are some of the ridiculous answers & reasoning we've received from Gregg McPhedrain/Brighter Design (a portfolio begging for your attention) thus far:
Since nobody can read the small type in that image without inducing retinal strain:
Bikeworks St. Louis has put on a successful event for 7 years now and we hope that our event will be that successful. When we saw their poster and looked into CRANKSGIVING after some research we knew Albuquerque needed this annual bikerace. So as an homage to the guys making their cities race a success followed suit. we was just the inspiration we needed to put on and succeed with our own CRANKSGIVING.
and that's how ABQCRANKSGIVING 2012 CAME TO BE -Gregg McPhedrain, Brighter design
We feel like we've entered a new realm of sense-defying stupidity after typing that out word for word. But don't worry, we're doing our best to make sure that Mr. McPhedrain doesn't think he's merely using a look & feel from a previous year's event promotions but rather that he's actually STEALING artwork and adding all sorts of shit filters to the final "piece". You would think that someone who's twitter profile pic claims that he's been in the business since 1998 would have figured out this is not an okay practice by now.
It's not really up to us on how this entire affair should be handled, that's between BikeWorks & Toky. We're just making sure that every little starfish get's thrown back in the sea of ethical business practices before the lack of oxygen makes them write another thank you note like the one above.