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12.12.12 Marina Galperina

So, we have this thing called “the internet.” It makes it easy to rip people off, like Miami-based artist Josafat Miranda whose took the photographs of Virginia-based Marie Killen, copied them exactly — down the wisps of pink hair, bunny ears and heart-shaped glasses and all —  and had them put on display at SCOPE Miami’s Robert Fontaine […]

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11.12.12 Marina Galperina

PLUR whaaa? Everyone on Tumblr is very upset that Rihanna’s SNL performance of “Diamonds in the Light” appropriated seapunk via green-screen. The fuck is seapunk? It’s that internet-art influenced music and visuals trend from last summer/whatev. It’s very specific. Dolphins. Fractals. Molly Soda. Tropical #vibes. Undulating, low-fi CGI. Green hair. Lots of intra-scene spillover with oily rainbows. Just do […]

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04.06.12 Marina Galperina

Left: A black kid getting buried in Bombay Beach. Right: Jack White’s new “Sixteen Saltines” video. But wait, there’s more. […]

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12.30.11 Marina Galperina

Ah, it’s the ol’ “Rihanna rips off so-and-so!” story again, as if she had actually consciously sifted through the photographic works of Sølve Sundsbø to pick images to bite… […]

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09.09.11 Marina Galperina

As the crowd-sourced/crowd-funded production of dark, satirical sci-fi comedy Iron Sky prepares for an April 2012 release, the indie film has already fallen victim to shameful plundering by the China-based gaming company Ziiso. They’re peddling an iPad App IRON SKY game featuring stolen tagline, imitated characters and plot, but the money they’re making off dooped […]

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06.14.11 Marina Galperina

It’s highly unlikely that this is a real Skittles ad, but more importantly, why did a Chinese designer blatantly rip off Invader’s work to make it? Just thought I’d point it out since the “campaign” is getting so popular. […]

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02.24.11 Marina Galperina

Kanye’s spastic neon titles in the Hype Williams-directed video for ‘All of the Lights’ are identical to those in the first two minutes of Gaspar Noé’s Tokyo junkie epic Enter the Void. Comparatively (below), Ye’s are a bit simpler and spell out all that “fast cars and shooting stars” nonsense. […]

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05.26.10 Marina Galperina

Ad agency BBDO blatantly stole its concept for a recent AT&T ad from art duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Watch as their ample “coverage” is demonstrated by sprawling, orange fabric that covers buildings and landscapes while commercial extras gawk in glee.  […]

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