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Originally released in 2016 to publicise the Shin Godzilla movie (now only available on the secondary market for a 500%+ markup), these Kaiju figurines of monsters with their heads hung solemnly at a press conference are a respectful nod to an important part of Japanese culture: the apology – through which balance and harmony in society are maintained.

From top: Godzilla apologizing for destructive vandalism (破壊行為), Mechagodzilla for imitation and copyright infringement (模倣行為) and King Ghidorah for aggressive invasion (侵略行為). 

That’s Hedorah on the right in the last pic.

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Illustrations by Dublin’s Chris Judge for his children’s book The Lonely Beast which was published in 2011

Luke Brennan writes:

Sad to see this sort of creative appropriation by large corporations. It seems to me that the work done by Chris judge on his wonderful “Lonely Beast” books has been lifted by the ad people.

It’s a sad story, as the small guy never has the meansto challenge the corporation, IP law and design rights are hard to enforce, so the big guy always wins.

Anyone?

Lonely Beast

Previously: Lonely Beast on Broadsheet

Are You Irish, With Young Children And An iPad/iPhone? (Broadsheet, March 2012)