Thursday, April 30, 2009

boing boing has a great posting up

seems like someone is copying sublime stitching and that AIN'T RIGHT! i've posted about this great site before. i'm NOT an embroiderer (or wasn't) BUT coincidentially, YESTERDAY even before i read this boing boing posting i got out my threads, my needles and my hoop. i swear i did. coincidence???????? i think not. i'll be ordering from sublime TODAY. it's the right thing to do!

Mister Jalopy: "$upport Independent Business and Reject the Fakers"

.................A few years ago, I wrote:

Everything you love, everything meaningful with depth and history, all passionate authentic experiences will be appropriated, mishandled, watered down, cheapened, repackaged, marketed and sold to the people you hate.
Punk rock was profoundly important to me. The power, the rage and the message. It was authenticity incarnate. A clarity and directness with a political message that was overpowering. As big corporations watched, they started to smell money. They circled and studied. And they aped the aesthetics, but we knew it was fake. Now, I hear The Clash or The Stranglers or The Undertones and I am still amazed. The corporate fakers faded away and the real deal survives...............

.................Urban Threads has so brazenly ripped off Sublime Stitching that I can't help but wonder if Jenny Hart is the only artist that has been ripped off. Please, take a moment to look at the Urban Threads catalog of designs and see if you recognize any other chicanery. Let us know, we will pass it along...................

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