Trevor Brown is an artist that is quite well-known in comics and illustration circles. A favourite of the Juxtapoz Magazine crowd. One of his paintings has been completely ripped off by a band called Crystal Castles, and they’re printing it on their T-Shirts (and quite possibly an album cover) and making a profit off of it. THey’ve not ceased to do so even after being asked by Trevor Brown. Conversations with their management are surreal. They tried to get Brown to sign a truly odious and unfair contract in return for payment… that never materialized. Their behaviour is frankly pretty unbelievable. Here’s hoping that the internet can step in and secure some justice for this artist where decency and doing-the-right-thing have failed.
Check it out on Trevor Brown’s blog: http://www.pileup.com/babyart/blog/?cat=14
Their new CD just got released. I bet this would be a pretty interesting angle for a story, should someone be writing about that CD.