I find it amusing how often the Death logo gets bastardized on T-shirts and in popular culture.
Mind you, it’s a cool-ass fucking logo. But still, do these fucks who rip off Death’s emblem think they’re going to get away with it.
After all, Eric Greif, who represents the interests of Death and Chuck Schuldiner’s estate, is a legal eagle who’ll go after you for copyright infringement.
Not sure if Greif gave the go-ahead to a pair of new tees being sold, but they most certainly bastardize the Death logo.
One (pictured in this post) is — or was — being sold by the band The Devil Wears Prada.
The band’s shirt takes the classic Death logo, spinning it so the word “Devil” replaces “Death.”
Then, there’s another shirt I noticed being sold today by the MetalSucks dudes.
They seem completely intent on cashing in on their readership.
Anyways, they’ve released three “Star Wars”-themed metal shirts that they’re selling for $15 each. They even sent out a press release on it and everything.
They’ve taken the Death logo and molded it into the word “Darth.” And in Vader.
Not sure Greif or George Lucas’ lawyers will be keen on these shirts, but what do I know?
I’ll tell you what I know — jacking band logos for your own personal gain is tacky fucking shit.
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