Art Design

Nara Versus W.Lab

File this under “ridiculous.” We all know the art of Yoshitomo Nara (I’m a longtime fan), and over the years there have certainly been plenty of cases of Nara pakkuri (stealing/copying) — I myself was fooled by the art on the Fukigen bottle back in 2003. Well, there’s been another case, this time by Korean cosmetics brand W.Lab — as pictured, right — and following Nara’s pursuit, the Korean company is claiming they have done no copying, and are suing Nara in return! ArtAsiaPacific has all the details. Via Johnny Strategy.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.