Monday, November 30, 2009

Comical Voodoo Spell Cards

Voodoo Spell on greeting card- http://ow.ly/Hjlj
Who Dat? Nation fancy fleur de lis black shirt- http://ow.ly/HcLP
RT @figstreetstudio: Germany and UK- Greeting cards, prints, shirts, from Fig Street Studio sold in Europe, http://ow.ly/GXQR

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Fleur De Lis Washout in White on Black T Shirts

Fleur De Lis Washout in White on Black T Shirts http://ow.ly/GXAf

Purple Washed Out Fleur De Lis Shirts

Purple Washed Out Fleur De Lis Shirts http://ow.ly/GXvU

Fig Street Studio, Downloading My Art Off The Web Is Prohibited, full story at- http://ow.ly/GLSH

Downloading My Art Off The Web Is Prohibited


As a follow up to my blog post about me discovering 2 crafters this month downloading my art off the web I want to mention how I know it was clearly mine. Most of my fine art is signed and a lot of my graphic art shows Fig Street Studio on the image. The ones I do that do not have a name on them have clear marks I put in them. For example my Pontchartrain Beach design above. It is an adaptation of an ad run in a local newspaper in the 1950's. The original black and white image has a clown face and the words "Fun at Pontchartrain Beach" and in the background a hand drawn image of the Zephyr Roller Coaster. My adaptation has a similar clown face I drew, one of the bigger differences is the hat on mine is different than the original and the background in mine is an old aerial photo cut down to one color matching the clown and in different font "Fun, Pontchartrain Beach". The other Pontchartrain Beach images are fashioned from clip art and me adding in the words Pontchartrain Beach working the images so I know I did them. Those are not based in any historical image of the beach, but me selecting images to use. Pontchartrain Beach is not a trademark and in the public domain, my art work is my work product and thus copyrighted by me. All of it takes time and thought so the people who just download it without permission and use it on products will get caught and I will sue to stop them.
The issue is not new I ran into it in the past and will do a separate blog on the past incidents. However the reason it has happen recently is due to how Cafe Press is presenting the products I sell through them. They recently re-designed the presentation of the products using a larger un-protected image then in the past. The old images were too small and fell apart after downloading then enlarging them. They were so blurry they could not be used. The new presentation the images are larger and do not fall apart as badly so they reproduce up to 4 inches slightly blurry. Large enough for smaller crafts like fridge magnets. I have e-mailed Cafe Press to alert them my images need to have a water mark or be prevented from downloading like other companies do my art on the web.
The recent discover of my art being wrongfully used is gross as a lot of the images clearly have my name, mark, or Fig Street Studio on them yet were reproduced on products I also sell. Thus the person who took them has no work product or time in those images and sells them less. Selling my hard work in competition with me on products I also sell. Copyright is a lot easier to enforce now and so happens my brother-in-law does that legal work. As I no longer practice law, I gave it up to do art, he is consulted when this happens. I just hope the people who hijack my art realize I do things to clearly know it is mine and I take steps to protect my copyright. If you see my art being sold let me know via e-mail so I can prevent the wrongful taking of my art.



COPYRIGHT INFO IN PLAIN ENGLISH:
10 Big Myths about copyright explained- by Brad Templeton
Note that this is an essay about copyright myths. It assumes you know at least what copyright is -- basically the legal exclusive right of the author of a creative work to control the copying of that work. If you didn't know that, check out my own brief introduction to copyright for more information. Click below link for more on not downloading art off the web.






I copyright all of my art, graphic designs, and local phrases. Do not duplicate them I will find out and take legal action.
 I have several Pontchartrain Beach designs on the web. Each design has hidden in it my initials, like the clown face. In its hat are small JS initials so I know when it is downloaded off the web and is my art work.




 This art sign is  created and drawn by me and is not the original sign. It took time for me to create this art and is protected by copyright. Do not download it and use it on products. I have found it on several items for sale locally. I will find those people and sue for damages for illegally using my art.



 This is another design I have discovered on  items sold locally in New Orleans. It is my art and copyright. Do not buy it if it is used illegally. Do not download it to use, It is a violation of my rights and I will seek damages. Anyone downloading my art to use and sell will be sued.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pirating Of My Art


Today I went the the French Market to see a friend and buy a camera bag. After getting the bag I saw a young man at a booth selling ceramic tiles so I walked over to see them. I immediately saw some of my art on them and told him these look nice. I asked where he got the images but before he could explain I realized most all were my art. He initially said from a friend. So I introduced myself and said I must know his friend then because all of these are my art work and began to explain how I did the art and noticed some still had my name or Fig Street Art Studio on them. The images were blurry so I told him he download them from the web and after going over several of the images and explain how and where and when I did them he was ready to admit what he did. I told him to be ready to count out the ones and pay me for them before I have my lawyer get involved. This is the second time this month I discovered my art being pirated and sold locally. I wonder who else is doing it?? I going to have to take a day off and look at all the local shops and craft sales to see who is taking my art and selling it without permission. If you see my art anywhere e-mail me so I can stop people from wrongfully taking and selling my art. I work too hard for someone to simply download my art and begin to sell it like that.
Interesting he took ones that are clearly mine especially the Spanish Tile Replicas with my name clearly on them that were a lot of hard work to do. In fact he took one Rue Chartres tile I did just 2 weeks ago for a special order customer, and he under sells me by 50%. I guess because he does not have the time or effort in doing the art to begin with. My tiles are http://www.cafepress.com/figstreetstudio/397643

Who Dat Nation Poster

Who Dat ? Throw Pillow Football Fan


Who Dat ? Throw Pillow Football Fan http://ow.ly/Gso0 #nola

Friday, November 27, 2009

WHO DAT?-New Orleans Fan Shirt with Fleur De Lis $4 off plus free ship on $35 orders code "ZAZZLEFRIDAY" at http://ow.ly/GdtP
Black Friday Sale-50% off art prints

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Shop on the web for unique art and gifts at Fig Street, sold in US and Europe- http://ow.ly/FdFd
Shop on the web for unique art and gifts at Fig Street, sold in US and Europe- http://ow.ly/FdFd

Voodoo- Marie Laveau


Voodoo- Marie Laveau : New Orleans Fig Street Studio http://ow.ly/BIwj
Porcelain Art Ornaments : New Orleans Fig Street Studio : http://ow.ly/z9ia
RT @figstreetstudio: Personalize this Wine Cellar sign right on the web, add your name- http://ow.ly/F3tY

Who Dat? in French on black shirt

Who Dat? in French on black shirt for football fans- http://ow.ly/FcrZ
Who Dat In French shirt
Who Dat In French by figstreetstudio
Many more t-shirts online at zazzle

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Dachshund Coffee Mug http://ow.ly/F3v4
Personalize this Wine Cellar sign right on the web, add your name- http://ow.ly/F3u2
Starry Night New Orleans Crescent City Connection Ornament http://ow.ly/F3c3
SALE! Fig Street Studio Zazzle Shop reduced prices this week. http://ow.ly/F3aZ
New Orleans Fig Street Art Studio Goes International, news on Topix- http://ow.ly/F39k
New Orleans Streetcar Christmas card can be personalized on the web- http://ow.ly/F2Ce
New Orleans Streetcar Christmas card- http://ow.ly/F2yA

Pirate Santa Black T-Shirt

Pirate Santa Black T-Shirt- http://ow.ly/F0Ql
Liebe Kunst, folgen "Fig Street Studio"- http://ow.ly/F0MN
Black and Gold Fleur De Lis Oval Sticker- http://ow.ly/F01B

Mardi Gras New Orleans Oval Sticker


Mardi Gras New Orleans Oval Sticker- http://ow.ly/EZX8
New Orleans, NOLA on crescent sticker- http://ow.ly/EZUO
Yoga-Seek Harmony Sticker (Oval) http://ow.ly/EZSR
Got Crawfish Sticker (Oval) http://ow.ly/EZRG
New Orleans Wrought Iron Sticker (Oval) http://ow.ly/EZQK
Mardi Gras Flag Oval Sticker http://ow.ly/EZOS

Foosball Player, shirts and gifts


Foosball Player, shirts and gifts- http://ow.ly/EZ9G
New Orleans Fig Street Art Studio Goes International, news on Topix- http://ow.ly/EXQo
SALE! Fig Street Studio Zazzle Shop reduced prices this week. http://ow.ly/EVEr
Scottish Terrier Christmas Greeting Cards http://ow.ly/EVCM
Monk Parakeet Info in Blog- http://ow.ly/EVnW

Monk Parakeet Magnet


Monk Parakeet Magnet http://ow.ly/EVn6

Dachshund Happy Holiday Art Note Cards


Dachshund Happy Holiday Art Note Cards (Pk of 10) http://ow.ly/EUYo
Fig Street Studio sells art and gifts in United Kingdom, Germany and more countries- http://ow.ly/EU0K
Liebe Kunst, folgen "Fig Street Studio- http://ow.ly/ETYS

WHO DAT?-New Orleans Fan Shirt

WHO DAT?-New Orleans Fan Shirt with Fleur De Lis http://ow.ly/ETYk
New Orleans Fig Street Art Studio Goes International, news on Topix- http://ow.ly/ETXx
Starry Night New Orleans Crescent City Connection Ornament http://ow.ly/ETWP
Christmas cards from New Orleans Art Studio can be personalized on web- http://ow.ly/ETVH
New Orleans Fig Street Art Studio Goes International, news on Topix- http://ow.ly/ESZ9
Promis verdienen mit Twitter, n-tv.de, http://ow.ly/ESTn
New Orleans Water Meter Tile Mural can be used in table top, see info blog at http://ow.ly/ESOC

Happy SaintsGiving everyone!!

Happy SaintsGiving everyone!!




Black and Gold Fleur De Lis shirt
Black and Gold Fleur De Lis by figstreetstudio
Shop Zazzle for another t shirt.Zazzle



Fleur de Lis Dat, Boneman shirt
Fleur de Lis Dat, Boneman by figstreetstudio
Browse zazzle for a different t-shirt.zazzle
A real win for New Orleans in the Washington Post- http://ow.ly/ESLg
SALE! Fig Street Studio Zazzle Shop reduced prices this week. http://ow.ly/ESpC
Liebe Kunst, folgen "Fig Street Studio- http://ow.ly/ERJV

New Orleans Stained Glass


New Orleans Stained Glass on ornament http://ow.ly/ER8c
New Orleans Fig Street Art Studio Goes International, news on Topix- http://ow.ly/ER7l
Christmas cards from New Orleans Art Studio can be personalized on web- http://ow.ly/ER4d

Snowman in Jackson Square Round Ornament


Snowman in Jackson Square Round Ornament http://ow.ly/EQZW
Starry Night New Orleans Crescent City Connection Ornament http://ow.ly/EQZ5
Fig Street Studio sells art and gifts in United Kingdom, Germany and more countries- http://ow.ly/EQWq
New Orleans note cards, blank inside- http://ow.ly/EQVI
WHO DAT?-New Orleans Fan Shirt with Fleur De Lis http://ow.ly/EQUN

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Original Road Kill Cafe Aprons

The Original Road Kill Cafe Aprons http://ow.ly/EIme

Paddle Faster I hear Banjo Music Tshirts http://ow.ly/EIlr
WHO DAT?-New Orleans Fan Shirt with Fleur De Lis http://ow.ly/EIkJ #nola
Fig Street Studio sells art and gifts in United Kingdom, Germany and more countries- http://ow.ly/EIjI
Comical sayings on infant clothing- http://ow.ly/EIjn #baby #infant
Art on Christmas cards sold by art studio on web- http://ow.ly/EIic
New Orleans Water Meter in Blue Christmas Ornament http://ow.ly/EIhX
Comical sayings on infant clothing- http://ow.ly/EFRw #baby #infant
Foosball Player, shirts and gifts- http://ow.ly/EFQP
Little New Orleans Maison Blanche Snowman Christmas Card- http://ow.ly/EFPT
Fig Street Studio sells art and gifts in United Kingdom, Germany and more countries- http://ow.ly/EFP5
West Rigolets Lighthouse, New Orleans, Christmas Ornament- http://ow.ly/EFOR
New Orleans Cathedral with Santa Porcelain Christmas Ornament http://ow.ly/EFOn
New Orleans Water Meter in Blue Christmas Ornament http://ow.ly/EFO4
Art on Christmas cards sold by art studio on web- http://ow.ly/EFNj
Little New Orleans Snowman Christmas Card- http://ow.ly/ECyI
Mardi Gras Graphic art- Illusion is the first of all pleasures- http://ow.ly/ECfL
New Orleans Water Meter in Blue Christmas Ornament http://ow.ly/ECdJ

New Orleans Lake Shore Drive Christmas Ornament


New Orleans Lake Shore Drive Christmas Ornament- http://ow.ly/EC2K

New Orleans Water Meter in Blue Christmas Ornament


New Orleans Water Meter in Blue Christmas Ornament http://ow.ly/EBMs
Fig Street Studio sells art and gifts in United Kingdom, Germany and more countries- http://ow.ly/EBLK
happy festivus cards- http://ow.ly/EBH5

French Quarter Replica Tile Murals

How I Make The French Quarter Replica Tile Murals, blog story, http://ow.ly/EBGJ #nola
My Grandpaw Rides A Hog, kids tops- http://ow.ly/EBGa
Comical sayings on infant clothing- http://ow.ly/EBFY #baby #infant

French Quarter Balcony, Merry Christmas Ornament


French Quarter Balcony, Merry Christmas Ornament http://ow.ly/EBnp

New Orleans New Basin Canal Lighthouse Christmas Ornament


New Orleans New Basin Canal Lighthouse Christmas Ornament- http://ow.ly/EBkD
New Orleans Lake Front Lighthouse Christmas Ornament http://ow.ly/EBhb
West Rigolets Lighthouse, New Orleans, Christmas Ornament- http://ow.ly/EBfq
New Orleans Water Meter in Blue Christmas Ornament http://ow.ly/EBdW
New Orleans Cathedral with Santa Porcelain Christmas Ornament http://ow.ly/EBd3
Plaza D'Armas Tiles Poster by @figstreetstudio http://ow.ly/EANb
Foosball Player, shirts and gifts- http://ow.ly/EAMs
Toddlers and Infants Tops with "My Grandpaw Is A Biker", motorcycle riding grand father image- http://ow.ly/EAL6
Scooter Bitch design on T-Shirt http://ow.ly/EAK1
Hallo lieber- @figstreetstudio Freund! Vielen Dank fürs folgen. http://ow.ly/EAIf
WHO DAT?-New Orleans Fan Shirt with Fleur De Lis http://ow.ly/EAFl
New Orleans Water Meter Tile Mural can be used in table top, see info blog at http://ow.ly/EAAS
How I Make The French Quarter Tile Murals, blog story, http://ow.ly/EAyO
New Orleans note cards, blank inside- http://ow.ly/EAuq
WHO DAT?-New Orleans Fan Shirt with Fleur De Lis http://ow.ly/EAu1
Art on Christmas cards sold by art studio on web- http://ow.ly/EAty
New Orleans Gift Ideas- http://ow.ly/EAsK
Fig Street Studio sells art and gifts in United Kingdom, Germany and more countries- http://ow.ly/EAqq #UK #Germany

Fig Street Art Goes International




Fig Street Studio can now sell its fine and graphic art internationally. Thanks to the fellows at Zazzle art from New Orleans artist JK Schwehm can be purchased in the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Other countries are being added. Art prints, greeting cards, t-shirts and other unique gifts sold by Fig Street Studio in New Orleans now reach around the world. Stop in the Zazzle Shop at http://www.zazzle.com/figstreetstudio and follow the flag links at the bottom of the page.

Art prints make great gifts and can be direct shipped to the recipient in many countries.

Le rose de teckel t-shirts
Le rose de teckel t-shirts PAR figstreetstudio
Beaucoup plus de t-shirts personnalisés disponibles sur zazzle.fr

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fleur De Lis Scooter Club Tee Shirt http://ow.ly/Er1k
Art on porcelain ornaments from art studio- http://ow.ly/EqIv
Scooter Bitch design on T-Shirt http://ow.ly/Eqzs
French Quarter Balcony, Merry Christmas Ornament http://ow.ly/EoAj
Old Time New Orleans Snow in Jackson Square Ornament http://ow.ly/EovR
French Quarter Royal St. Banjo Player Posters http://ow.ly/Eodj
WHO DAT?-New Orleans Fan Shirt with Fleur De Lis http://ow.ly/EoaY
New Orleans Cathedral at night ornament http://ow.ly/Eo9j
New Orleans Christmas art on porcelain ornaments by local artist- http://ow.ly/Eo8o
Rhino, "Back Off" T-Shirt http://ow.ly/Eo7z
New Orleans note cards, blank inside- http://ow.ly/Eo6R
Art on Christmas cards sold by art studio on web- http://ow.ly/Eo5T
Art on porcelain ornaments from art studio- http://ow.ly/Eo5i
New Orleans Christmas Ornaments , blog http://ow.ly/En5o
WHO DAT?-New Orleans Fan Shirt with Fleur De Lis http://ow.ly/En4B
Happy Holiday Dachshund Greeting Cards http://ow.ly/EmZU #doxie
Plaza D'Armas Tiles Poster by @figstreetstudio http://ow.ly/EmYj
Hallo lieber- @figstreetstudio Freund! Vielen Dank fürs folgen. http://ow.ly/EmXY
Black and Gold, Who Dat? with fleur de lis, shirts- http://ow.ly/EmWJ Add your name to back.
Black and Gold Who Dat Super Fan shirt- http://ow.ly/EmVJ
New Orleans Gift Ideas- http://ow.ly/Ek6a
Replica Street Name Tile Murals in French Quarter sold on web, info- http://ow.ly/EjeQ
New Orleans Who Dat Fan Shirt with Fleur De Lis http://ow.ly/EjdT
Starry Night Cathedral Posters http://ow.ly/EjdE
New Orleans Christmas Ornaments , blog http://ow.ly/Ejd2
New Orleans Gift Ideas- http://ow.ly/EjcR
New Orleans Water Meter Lid on Keychain http://ow.ly/Ejb6
New Orleans Mardi Gras 2010 Lilac shirt- http://ow.ly/Ejao
Steamer President in New Orleans postcard- http://ow.ly/Eja6
Unique New Orleans Memorabilia : Canal Street Brothel http://ow.ly/Ej7i

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Orleans Water Meter Lid on Keychain http://ow.ly/Eb4s
Rebuild New Orleans design on Christmas Cards http://ow.ly/Eb3u
Hallo lieber- @figstreetstudio Freund! Vielen Dank fürs folgen. http://ow.ly/EaZp
Plaza D'Armas Tiles Poster by @figstreetstudio http://ow.ly/EaKK
Fleur De Lis Pirate designs- http://ow.ly/E9T2
Red Jolly Roger Pirate design on shirts- http://ow.ly/E9RC
Foosball Player, shirts and gifts- http://ow.ly/E9PL
New Orleans Christmas Ornaments , blog http://ow.ly/E9P4
Christmas Fleur De Lis Holiday Card, can personalize on web- http://ow.ly/E9F8
New Orleans Gift Ideas- http://ow.ly/E9nD
New Orleans Christmas Ornaments , blog http://ow.ly/E9nf
Philly Cheese Steak Tee Shirt http://ow.ly/E9mo
An elegant tile back splash need not be expensive- blog info .#DIY, http://ow.ly/E9gu
Mardi Gras-Fete de Fous-Jester Shirt http://ow.ly/E9gd
Happy Holiday Dachshund Greeting Cards http://ow.ly/E9fk #doxie
Some ideas on how to frame art prints,blog, http://ow.ly/E9f3
Chicago My Kind Of Town shirts and gifts- http://ow.ly/E9dW
Starry Night Cathedral Posters http://ow.ly/E9ax
Who Dat Fan Shirt with Fleur De Lis http://ow.ly/E99b
How I Make The French Quarter Tile Murals, blog story, http://ow.ly/E6kk #nola
The Green Nude- http://ow.ly/E5Yh
Java Gumbo Shirt- http://ow.ly/E5Xl
Plaza D'Armas Tiles Poster by @figstreetstudio http://ow.ly/E5NC
Some ideas on how to frame art prints,blog, http://ow.ly/E4Y7
COMICAL RED NECK GUARD DOG T SHIRT http://ow.ly/E4NS
Replica Street Name Tile Murals in French Quarter sold on web, info- http://ow.ly/E4AJ
Bourbon St. Tiles Fridge Magnets http://ow.ly/E41m

How I Make The French Quarter Tile Murals




People ask about my replica tile murals found in the New Orleans French Quarter and how they are made. It is a long process. The originals are Spanish tiles given to the city of New Orleans in 1962. Some are falling apart. As the designs are public many artists take pictures of them and frame them for sale. I felt making a replica in ceramic tile was a neat idea. First I began by taking many pictures of several of the murals and bringing them to my studio where I could clean them up taking out pealed spots and blemishes. Using a photo software I fixed the colors and added my studio name at the bottom. The end result is a nice image I copyright as it took a lot of work to make those images and are not the originals but replicas. From there I have to properly size the image and cut it into small squares to fit on tiles. This is difficult and takes a lot of time to get the detail so it fits properly together. The smaller individual images are then fitted to special tiles that are made with a special risen and the images heat set at high temperature to make an individual tile. The several tiles then are fitted together to make a mural.
  On occasion I am also asked to personalize the design with a name or street address which follows the same process above. If you have a request e-mail it to admin@figstreet.com and I may be able to make it for you. Personalized murals take time to create and a deposit to begin work is required. My shop on Zazzle has posters that are paper and can be personalized on the web see www.zazzle.con/figstreetstudio*
  Ceramic murals can be in several sizes but will take time to create. I need what you desire to be changed on the original, I can do a sketch first for approval before tiles are made. The sketch requires a deposit. Pay Pal is available for deposits.

Currently I have available Rue Chartres, Rue Borbon, Rue Orleans, and Place D"Arms. I can do the other street names using the same process but first would need to go fetch photographs of them to start the process.
Here is the link to the web page with the various ones available in several sizes- http://www.cafepress.com/figstreetstudio/4855160



All images sold and designed by Fig Street Studio are copyright and cannot be used, downloaded, or reproduced without permission. I mention this here as in the past someone took my fridge magnet images and re-made and sold them in violation of copyright laws.