But I called it Bluu Wars so it could match my brands theme. I asked a few of my friends to do their own spin on their favorite Star Wars characters.





You can see all the art for the event at www.bluudreams.com

I also dropped a Bluu Wars Darkside Collection at the event. I only made 15 prints each and once its sold out its gone forever. Let me know what you think.





http://shop.bluudreams.com/
  • jonkruse

    How did you get Disney to be okay with using the star wars trademark?
  • Tyler.nu Design

    jonkruse said:How did you get Disney to be okay with using the star wars trademark?

    I don't see the star wars trademark being used anywhere.
  • disembodied head

    jonkruse said:How did you get Disney to be okay with using the star wars trademark?

    he didn't get permission because unless he has deep pockets there's no way he could afford the licensing fees. So basically he's stealing/appropriating trademarked property to sell stuff
  • Cameron Latham

    disembodied head said:
    jonkruse said:How did you get Disney to be okay with using the star wars trademark?

    he didn't get permission because unless he has deep pockets there's no way he could afford the licensing fees. So basically he's stealing/appropriating trademarked property to sell stuff

    Or it's called parody/homage and it's something that's been done in streetwear since its inception. A lot of streetwear brands have done similar things, more than likely without explicit permission. Copyrighted logo flips, using copyrighted characters, etc. It's been done and will continue to be done.

    There are points both ways; I'll even level with you enough as to say the stormtrooper design is kind of walking the line. However, at the end of the day, that's what it is. Otherwise, you wouldn't still see Supreme (whose logo itself is even a parody/homage) on every kid in New York because they'd have been sued into oblivion. Let's not get into the age-old argument again. Don't like it? Don't buy it.

    On a positive note, this is an awesome release!

    EDIT: For future arguments' sake, yes - Supreme has collaboration money now. My point was referring to back in the day when they were a small skatewear brand. Carry on.
  • disembodied head

    Cameron Latham said:Or it's called parody/homage and it's something that's been done in streetwear since its inception. A lot of streetwear brands have done similar things, more than likely without explicit permission. Copyrighted logo flips, using copyrighted characters, etc. It's been done and will continue to be done.

    There are points both ways; I'll even level with you enough as to say the stormtrooper design is kind of walking the line. However, at the end of the day, that's what it is. Otherwise, you wouldn't still see Supreme (whose logo itself is even a parody/homage) on every kid in New York because they'd have been sued into oblivion. Let's not get into the age-old argument again. Don't like it? Don't buy it.

    On a positive note, this is an awesome release!

    EDIT: For future arguments' sake, yes - Supreme has collaboration money now. My point was referring to back in the day when they were a small skatewear brand. Carry on.

    "parody" and "homage" are just euphemisms for stealing. yep, everybody's done it but that doesn't make it ok. I just think it's a cheap gimmick to get people to buy your shit, and done so in poor taste. I guess i've gotten tired of streewear brands trying to pass themselves off as cutting edge when all they seem to do is lift graphics and ideas from established properties.
  • jonkruse

    A parody (/?pær?di/; also called spoof, send-up, take-off or lampoon), in use, is a work created to imitate, make fun of, or comment on an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of satiric or ironic imitation. As the literary theorist Linda Hutcheon puts it, "parody … is imitation, not always at the expense of the parodied text." Another critic, Simon Dentith, defines parody as "any cultural practice which provides a relatively polemical allusive imitation of another cultural production or practice."[1] Parody may be found in art or culture, including literature, music (although "parody" in music has an earlier, somewhat different meaning than for other art forms), animation, gaming and film.

    I can see how the darth vader with the spray can and mask is a parody... but just putting your logo on darth vaders face, or having half storm trooper half skull I don't see as parody at all. There is nothing being satiric or ironic about it. You are just cashing in on star wars.

    also TMNT shirt is not a parody at all
    http://shop.bluudreams.com/product/stay-hungry
    Your just selling something you should have gotten the license for.
  • Cameron Latham

    jonkruse said:A parody (/?pær?di/; also called spoof, send-up, take-off or lampoon), in use, is a work created to imitate, make fun of, or comment on an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of satiric or ironic imitation. As the literary theorist Linda Hutcheon puts it, "parody … is imitation, not always at the expense of the parodied text." Another critic, Simon Dentith, defines parody as "any cultural practice which provides a relatively polemical allusive imitation of another cultural production or practice."[1] Parody may be found in art or culture, including literature, music (although "parody" in music has an earlier, somewhat different meaning than for other art forms), animation, gaming and film.

    I can see how the darth vader with the spray can and mask is a parody... but just putting your logo on darth vaders face, or having half storm trooper half skull I don't see as parody at all. There is nothing being satiric or ironic about it. You are just cashing in on star wars.

    also TMNT shirt is not a parody at all

    http://shop.bluudreams.com/product/stay-hungry
    Your just selling something you should have gotten the license for.

    In spite of your ability to use Wikipedia, it's highly unlikely anything would come of this but internet arguments anyway. It was a limited release and everything's probably already gone.

    Call it a rip, homage, or parody. It doesn't matter what it is. Electric Zombie has been doing this for years at a much larger scale and no one bats an eye.
  • EricAbstruse



    Good stuff, BluuDreams.
  • Sushilove

    Please guys, don't steal stuff from Disney, they are a small company and could go bankrupt.
  • jonkruse

    Cameron Latham said:
    jonkruse said:A parody (/?pær?di/; also called spoof, send-up, take-off or lampoon), in use, is a work created to imitate, make fun of, or comment on an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of satiric or ironic imitation. As the literary theorist Linda Hutcheon puts it, "parody … is imitation, not always at the expense of the parodied text." Another critic, Simon Dentith, defines parody as "any cultural practice which provides a relatively polemical allusive imitation of another cultural production or practice."[1] Parody may be found in art or culture, including literature, music (although "parody" in music has an earlier, somewhat different meaning than for other art forms), animation, gaming and film.

    I can see how the darth vader with the spray can and mask is a parody... but just putting your logo on darth vaders face, or having half storm trooper half skull I don't see as parody at all. There is nothing being satiric or ironic about it. You are just cashing in on star wars.

    also TMNT shirt is not a parody at all

    http://shop.bluudreams.com/product/stay-hungry
    Your just selling something you should have gotten the license for.

    In spite of your ability to use Wikipedia, it's highly unlikely anything would come of this but internet arguments anyway. It was a limited release and everything's probably already gone.

    Call it a rip, homage, or parody. It doesn't matter what it is. Electric Zombie has been doing this for years at a much larger scale and no one bats an eye.

    I would call it a parody if it was parody, which most of it is not.

    The larger you get the more chance you have that someone will see it and sue you over it. I'm not sure what electric zombie does these days and if he gets a license or not, but he is running a big risk if he doesn't.

    And people do bat an eye. They sue you and can ask for back licensing.

    Ben of Fright Rags wrote this article years ago about his own experiences.
    http://www.howtostartaclothingcompany.com/copyrights-licensing-for-clothing-lines/

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