How to Avoid Ripping Off People’s Work by @jessicahische

Jessica Hische is major. Her illustration style is wild, her websites are badass, and her lettering is just fantastic. (That’s a book cover she worked on at right.)

And because she’s so badass, she also has to deal with copycats. In a recent post on her blog, she discusses how hard it can be when someone says they were “inspired” by you but it turns out they’ve straight up copied your work.

She has seven points for designers to consider regarding “inspired by” work—and there’s a bonus eighth point by Jonathan Hoefler. Our fave:

Just because it’s not illegal doesn’t mean it’s ethical.

Read the whole piece here.