Near the end of last year, I posted about the Hello Kitty Skrillex graphic I created. Clarifying for everyone that I understand I did not come up with the concept or image of hello kitty or the idea around picturing someone famous in a Hello Kitty form.
Simply put, this was my version of the art in a skrillex form. There are other versions, differnt bow, same hair, different glasses, etc. Point being, in Los Angeles, these are mine. If you’ve seen it on a sticker. That is because of me. Having said that, I gave John (12th Planet) a couple stickers at Control last week with a little surprise. The night continues as usual, till 5 am. When this picture, courtesy of Flinch, comes into my instagram feed.
To say I was ecstatic, would be an understatement. I was through the roof. Sonny wearing a sticker I created inspired by him at his after party, was this real life? is it still?
Then Skrillex posted this on his instagram just over 4 days ago now.
I woke from a nap to a friend on facebook saying “check your instagram ;)” I see 20 missed everything messages from all social media circles and personal texts/calls on my phone as I open the app to this picture. This one. Which is now above 38 THOUSAND likes. It blows my mind.
Did I get credit from him? No but, how would he know to give me credit? All my friends shouted me out multiple times over the follow days to make sure people knew who it was and who knows, maybe Sonny saw the name so many times all it takes is one more to make it stick.
What I mean is, Credit is given where its due. I don’t want to be known or recognized for this design alone but that doesn’t mean I don’t want people to notice.
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