Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Che Guevara: capitalist pig

So I spent a bunch of time preparing this image (and a similar one), putting it up on Cafe Press, then arranging the images on various shirts and stickers for sale at The Pool Bar Gift Shop. But guess what? Cafe Press pulled them over copyright concerns! Yes, Che Guevara, well his survivors at least, are protecting Che's profitability.

Indeed, after doing a lot of poking around, it appears that an Atlanta-based clothing company may have purchased the rights to the image. In any event, there are sufficient questions over the copyrights that I don't want to mess with it.

I guess I'll have to work on a different design.


Eric said...

Welcome to the club. My design was refused by Cafe Press too. But the right of parody appears to be protected.

(Check out the anti-Che collection at

Eric said...

Yeah, I got a "commies aren't cool" t-shirt from a while back, but was trying to make something with a smaller graphic.

Oh, well.