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H&M Denies Plagiarizing Artist

Posted on Jan 26, 2012
The Consumerist

Bargain hipster clothing store H&M apologizes “if anyone should think we have copied” Georgia artist Tori LaConsay, whose feel-good graffiti somehow found its way (without permission) onto a bunch of knickknacks. The brand now says it is following up with the artist, but not before taking its lumps on the Internet.  —PZS

The Consumerist:

In 2008, artist Tori LaConsay painted a love letter to her East Atlanta neighborhood that simply, charmingly reads “You Look Nice Today” followed by a little red heart.

“It was a small gesture that I genuinely hoped would make my neighbors feel good,” the artist tells Regretsy.

But then Tori recently began receiving e-mails from friends saying how nice it was that the simple painting had been snapped up by H&M for use on everything from doormats to bath towels. Surely, LaConsay must have benefited from these products?

Not quite.

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