Saturday, December 20, 2008

My CafePress Dexter snafu

I write this to the distant sound of hysterical laughter as Meridee watches 'Elf' in the living room.
A top notch movie I must confess.
Oh, don't expect any cute fluffy bunnies in this post: There aren't any.
So anyway, CafePress, the site where you load your genius designs onto all manner of merchandise and just wait for the public to discover you, has had me a bit hooked lately.
I couldn't resist doing a macabre bumper sticker or two tapping into our miserable current state of affairs, so this is what I came up with...
And since I was on a roll, I bashed out this one too...

What do you mean, 'similar'?
Ha, I told you it was macabre. Must be all those horror movies I watched with the covers over my head as a kid.
Anyhow, after doing those, and having enjoyed the third season of one of my favorite shows, Dexter, about America's favorite serial killer, I couldn't resist incorporating the two. Dexter, and fixing Wall Street. I wondered if it might be a bit naughty, but since I didn't use the actual logo, and also I noticed bucket loads of other Dexter stuff on CafePress I thought (and hoped) I might be OK.
Here's what I did on a button...
I did loads more than buttons.
Like T-shirts, a bag, hat, mugs, stickers, you name it.
Then I posted a pic of this button on some Dexter fan sites to see if anyone else would get a kick out of it, and before I could say 'knife', I had an email from CafePress announcing that due to possible trademark infringement my Dexter handiwork was being pulled from the site.
I think it must have existed, unseen, for about an hour before it got noticed, then yanked down.
I'm not complaining, and I'm not really surprised.
But I cried and cried and cried.
Bummer, I really kind of liked that one!
Oh well, as the French would say.
Or words (probably in French) to that effect.

Oh, if there's any corporate or Wall Street fat cats NOT in my other car's trunk who are eager to re-distribute the wealth, I'd be more than happy to help!

1 comment:

Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

A-ha! Another Dexter fan. I like Dexter a lot. Yeah Steve you get people that like to spoil the fun. Like the stickers and the button. Maybe it appeals to my warped sense of humour. I tend to draw cartoons of things maimed or doing something they shouldn't from time to time. My favourite worst horror movie has to be Blood Beach now that's a lousy movie and oh yes Killer Klowns from Outer Space. As for Dawn of the Living Dead...When I was at University many moons past..that was the highlight of the Semester. We laughed all the way through it. Sad state of affairs that....

Hope you're having fun
Liz