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Smith, Stealing?

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A designer at Paul Smith may have lifted a shirt design off someone's personal Flickr stream. Blogs Robert Hodgin: "The more we looked, the more the neighboring details fell into place. Smith’s version was mirrored left to right so I loaded the image in Photoshop and flipped it. 'Oh my god! He totally stole my work!' I was dancing around the room. 'Paul Smith stole from me!' I will admit it was a strange reaction. I didn’t realize this until later in the day. I was actually thrilled that someone had ripped me off. Someone I liked. That sincerest form of flattery bit doesn’t mean much if the person doing the imitating is making shit work." [Flight404 via Kottke]