Benny Frying Pan Rips Off Johnny Cupcakes

So this is a trip. It looks like a korean “brand” named Benny Frying Pan has decided that they want to be just like Johnny Cupcakes, literally. The Korean based Benny Frying Pan changed the name, but nothing much else. As you can tell from the comparison images below, Benny Frying Pan is a clear rip off of Johnny Cupcakes.

Even a close look at the two logos and you’ll notice that the cupcake are still there, but the fake version decided, hey, a fork and spoon would work better than bones. But you can’t fool us, it’s still a rip off.

I don’t understand Korean, but I would LOVE to read the Benny Frying Pan “History” and “Concept”, which they do have posted on their website, albeit in Korean. They even have a section dedicated to their “Logos” with the quote:

“Our icons are expressed to passion and pleasure, including Trust, Promise, Community, Understanding and Fun.”

It’s pretty sad.

So what do you guys think? Should Johnny Cupcakes pack up his suitcase and burn Benny Frying Pan at the stake? He should at least splash them with some scalding hot cooking oil.

UPDATE: It looks like Benny Frying Pan also has a US / .com version of their site. You can check it out here. Lots and lots and lots more rip off designs than on the Korean website. They even have fitted caps.

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The Mysterious Mr. Vegan Hunter

Our old friend Jon Wye has just released his newest T-Shirt which is part of his Pirate Chef series. The shirt is called The Mysterious Mr. Vegan Hunter and it features a fatherly rabbit who is relaxing in his rabbit-hole study, reminiscing on his days of great harvesting. He is even taking a little time to enjoy a good vintage of carrot juice whilst polishing his most trusted shovel.

I think the shirt features a super fun design that would have probably gone very well with the Threadless crowd if it had been submitted there. You’ll also find the Pirate Chef logo printed on the back of the T-Shirt.

The Mysterious Mr. Vegan Hunter is printed on a super soft 100% combed cotton Olive T-Shirt and is available now from Jon Wye for $29. For extra savings, use the coupon code “5up” for $5 off your entire order!

Jon Wye The mysterious Mr. Vegan Rabbit

New Math + Funky Equations = Cool Shirts!

Remember the guys from Doubletake Clothing? Sure you do, they released the very popular Bears, Beets, Battlestar… tee early on this year. Well, they’re back. Sort of. This time the masterminds behind Doubletake Clothing has forged a new alliance with author/artist Craig Damrauer, of New Math fame.

“New Math started as an art book which was sold at MOMA and a number of other museum stores and boutiques in the US and Japan. In the fall CT Editions will publish a collection of New Math, edited by Ed Ruscha. New Math has been seen in GOOD Magazine, the New York Times Op-Ed page, Mother Jones and the German Greenpeace Magazine.”

If you haven’t checked out New Math: Equations for Living, I urge you to do so. I just picked up a copy from Amazon for a cheap $9.94 and am excited to see what other equations Craig has cooked up.

As far as the shirts go, yeah they’re simple – they are supposed to be! They retain the “New Math” look and feel as seen in the book. My favorite from the bunch is the Modern Art equation shirt. Isn’t it so true? I think so. For an extra $5 you can even pick up an amazing collectors/gift box. Each of these environmentally friendly boxes features the New Math equation of the shirt.

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Le Pirate Moderne by Kalio

Here’s a fun tee that I stumbled upon on the French contest site, LaFraise. It’s called Le Pirate Moderne and it was designed by French designer Kalio. It’s the perfect tee for this wonderful Tuesday because today the new Green Day album drops! Awesome. I’ve been looking forward to the follow up to American Idiot since, well, what seems like a very long time. I’m excited to pick up my copy of 21st Century Breakdown, but the question is, will you be buying your copy or will follow the steps of the pirate below – arghhh!

Pirate Moderne by Kalio

Pirate Moderne by Kalio