Guys I don't know what to do about this but they straight up took my drawing and are printing or about to print it... I had it up too large for a while (retarded, I know). someone pointe it out to me and I made it smaller but I guess I was too late, or maybe it still needs to be sized down.


So I know I should probably try 1st to reason with them, I don't think talkin a bunch of mess right off the bat will help, so I will polity ask for them to:
A) stop printing it now or else goto to C
B) try to negotiate a $ amout from the sales ( I hardly consider this an an option, but maybe someone has had luck with this?)
c) publicly shame them and hope that a few of you here will help out in doing that, which I'm not sure how much pull I really have to make this effective.
D) maybe you have a better idea

I don't know what I should do. you guys have any advice? thanks mintees.
  • 8-bit ZOMBIE

    Tell them you own the design and that you are the artist that created it and threaten legal action if they don't take everything down immediately.

    It's worked for me in the past.

    If that does't work, either try to take legal action (I know that it's costly) or go ahead with the public shame-game. Or both.

    You might not be able to stop them from stealing your art but you can do your best to make life hell for them, haha. (Which they deserve if they knowingly stole your design)
  • vinbasshred

    that sounds like a pretty good way to do it. I'm gonna give that a shot. Thanks 8-bit! man this sucks...
  • vinbasshred


    wow, I have to pay a dollar to do inbox this jackass
  • 8-bit ZOMBIE

    No problem man. Maybe someone else has some better advice but I guess there's not much you can really do unless you have the resources to actually take legal action.

    Just be calm and collected when you contact them. Act like you have a lawyer standing by. And provide proof that you are the creator/owner. If they have any decency, they'll comply.
  • 8-bit ZOMBIE

    And yeah, that facebook thing is SUCH a scam. I hate facebook. I'd look around for a direct e-mail if possible.
  • sharksinyermouth

  • vinbasshred

    ^ dude you're good. I'm gonna call him... not sure how you found it, but that's definitely the same asshat. guess you saw his fb icon said D-Tunez and looked it up. that was awesome of you, thanks. I guess I've been too pissed to think to do that.

    I wonder if he's gonna return my call though... I'm gonna try that and any other contacts that I find.
  • vinbasshred

    I think I'll call acting like I want a dj, and when calls back then lay it on him.
  • cityhall

    Also its super fucked up that he is charges white people less to buy his shirts. He should somehow be reported for that too
  • dobi

    if he refuses, print shirts w/ this face



    and something about an amber alert
  • Joshua Jordan

    cityhall said:Also its super fucked up that he is charges white people less to buy his shirts. He should somehow be reported for that too

    These are the times I wish this forum had a like button.
  • fuggart

    Joshua Jordan said:
    cityhall said:Also its super fucked up that he is charges white people less to buy his shirts. He should somehow be reported for that too

    These are the times I wish this forum had a like button.
  • babix

    cityhall said:Also its super fucked up that he is charges white people less to buy his shirts. He should somehow be reported for that too

    LOL
  • Cant Draw Can Write

    I'm ready to burn this mother fucker to the ground if everyone else is.
  • Andrew Haines

    fuggart said:
    Joshua Jordan said:
    cityhall said:Also its super fucked up that he is charges white people less to buy his shirts. He should somehow be reported for that too

    These are the times I wish this forum had a like button.

    Casey, I love you.
  • vinbasshred

    cityhall said:Also its super fucked up that he is charges white people less to buy his shirts. He should somehow be reported for that too

    hah! haha needed that, thanks. after a little more digging I called the print company 1st, left a message saying I was inquiring about printing services...It actually seems that Chris Espinoza is the one who runs a print shop called ESPi Clothing and the fat-head named Beto Acosta is the one who printed them. He's proudly showing if off: http://www.espiclothing.com/around-the-way.html
    and here:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4502233645326&set=a.1758062722768.2083264.1575005546&type=1&theater
  • Tom Philibeck

    cityhall said:Also its super fucked up that he is charges white people less to buy his shirts. He should somehow be reported for that too

    Hahahaha
    This is one of the best comments in Mintees history.
  • cityhall

    Heh thanks
    I think you should warn him to take it down and if he doesnt your next step should be to hound him on facebook so he is either forced to take it down or eveybody sees it (I'm sure everyone here would help bombard him). Then report it to facebook. At least that way he can no longer take orders through his facebook which is what I'm assuming he's doing(?) I couldnt see it on his wall without friending him unless Im doing it wrong
  • vinbasshred

    Ok talked to Chris, he seemed to have no idea, offered to take everything down immediately and wash out the screen right now. He seemed pretty genuine and just called back to tell me he already gave a slap on the wrists to the artist who reproduced it to do more research on the art that's coming in and in the process of taking down. Told me to feel free to call back later to check on the matter, which I will.

    I really appreciate you guys helping out. Hopefully this is over now and without conflict. :)
  • bleet

    turn it on its head and drown the sons of bitches!
  • sharksinyermouth

    vinbasshred said:Ok talked to Chris, he seemed to have no idea, offered to take everything down immediately and wash out the screen right now. He seemed pretty genuine and just called back to tell me he already gave a slap on the wrists to the artist who reproduced it to do more research on the art that's coming in and in the process of taking down. Told me to feel free to call back later to check on the matter, which I will.

    I really appreciate you guys helping out. Hopefully this is over now and without conflict. :)

    Awesome.
  • _starryeyez_

    sharksinyermouth said:
    vinbasshred said:Ok talked to Chris, he seemed to have no idea, offered to take everything down immediately and wash out the screen right now. He seemed pretty genuine and just called back to tell me he already gave a slap on the wrists to the artist who reproduced it to do more research on the art that's coming in and in the process of taking down. Told me to feel free to call back later to check on the matter, which I will.

    I really appreciate you guys helping out. Hopefully this is over now and without conflict. :)

    Awesome.

    Good to hear that.

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