Beware of sharks...

posted on 7th of august, 2009

I just had a rather unpleasant experience that I'd like to share with you.

Through a image-sharing site I'm a member of (where I put the stuff that does not fit here) I got contacted about some images of the "Spirit of Ecstacy" (the winged woman on the hood of classic Rolls Royce cars) I'd taken.

The guy wanted to know if I was ok to license the image for the internal magazine of a company that does some testing for parts of the car, but that there was no money involved (basically, "can I have your image for free").

Now, I do not give images for free, unless it's for a non-profit organization, so I asked for more details about the company and the magazine.

Turns out, the guy works for a design agency that was contracted by this multinational, equity-owned, company to design their internal magazine, and quite obviously there's quite a bit of money exchanging hands.

So beware, because things are never quite what they appear to be on the surface...

Comments (2)

Posted by Julia161 on August 08, 2009
Anti-Crisis strategy of designer's agency ;) As we say in Russia, for free even vodka is sweet. We have it, too, on every step now.
Posted by Irisangel on August 07, 2009
Thanks for the heads up!

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