No Labels’s T Shirt Looks Mighty Familiar to Brooklyn Artist

Brooklyn-based artist Thomas Porostocky’s friends and fans have been tipping off NY media that his art has been used without permission by the bi-partisan political group No Labels.

Porostocky designed star-spangled giraffes, butterflies and jellyfish for the disillusionment group More Party Animals in 2005. The art was later featured in the book Dissent by Design.

No Labels‘ tee-shirts look familiar.


Porostocky e-mailed The Observer:

Pretty nuts isn’t it? I hadn’t been aware of No Labels prior to a couple of hours ago, so needless to say they have definitely not reached out in any way. Considering the names they have on their speaker list (Bloomberg, Gillibrand et al), this clearly isn’t just a simple mom and pop operation, so there really is no excuse for this.

No Labels held a conference at Columbia today, hosted by MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan, at which Mayor Bloomberg and Senator Gillibrand spoke.

No Labels did not immediately return e-mails, but their designer Dave Warren did give City Room some charming quotes.

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