special announcement & giveaway: “giving credit” prints are here!
Posted in (blog)house news, pia's photos, street cred May 27th, 2011 by pia

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UPDATE: I’ve decided to wait until there are 100 comments on this post before I announce the winners and before I continue posting in the (blog)house. So, please help spread the word, post this post on your blogs, let’s all help to get this message out there! Victoria from sfgirlbybay wrote a lovely post about it today – thank you vic! And there have been some great comments & conversation on her post in response to it already. One thing that comes about in conversation time & time again with this subject is that bloggers fear that they have to ask permission every time they post about someone’s work  – please let me clarify – this poster’s message is not targeted to people who promote other artists work – for example, I’m fully aware that people write posts about my work and they have not first asked me permission, I personally do not have a problem with that because I appreciate the exposure. Instead, this poster is to raise awareness and educate bloggers – new and old – who take images off people’s sites and do not credit the image at all, and do not bother to find out who created the image.  At the very least my fellow bloggers, we need to credit the ORIGINAL source – not the last place you saw it, but the original source. Thank you to all who have commented on this post so far, and to those who have helped spread the message. px

PS these prints which are for sale in special limited edition by Mammoth Collection are NEW & IMPROVED – you may have noticed on the original poster there were a number of little mistakes, but since then I had help from my dear friend Therese who helped form the original poster into a beautiful, printable piece of art. So, if you are blogging about the print, please use the NEW print, not the old one. Thank you!
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You thought I’d forgotten all about “giving credit”, didn’t you? But I hadn’t at all, in fact, I’ve been working determinedly this past month with the awe-inspiring online print house Mammoth Collection, turning our original ‘streetcred’ image credit flowchart into something rather spectacular.

With many thanks to Troy & Ben from Mammoth, and my dear friend + designer Therese Petre who helped me shape the original piece into poster format, I would (finally!) like to announce that the “giving credit” print is now, officially, for sale…

It comes in four gorgeous colourways: Storm Cloud (pictured above), Fuschia (pictured below)…

Deep Sea

and Butterscotch

And they each come in four sizes: 8×10(edition of 200), 11×14(edition of 100), 16×20 (edition of 20)and a whopping 24×30(edition of 10). Each print is made in-house using archival pigment inks on heavyweight 100% cotton fibre archival paper, and each is numbered by hand and signed. For more info about the prints, Troy & Ben asked me some questions for their fab Mammoth blog, click here to read the full interview.

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The extra exciting news is that Mammoth are offering to giveaway 2 $20 vouchers as part of the launch of the collection. This means 2 lucky (blog)house readers can choose an 8×10 “giving credit” print in any colour or put the voucher toward one of the larger prints! To be in the chance to win, just write a comment on this post about why you think giving credit is important.

On Wednesday, June 1st we’ll announce the winners.

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A big thank you to Erin, Chelsea, Lisa, Nichole, and Amanda for being such wonderful support and inspiration throughout this giving credit journey. It’s very exciting to know that our email conversation some months back have amounted to these beautiful prints. And a never-ending hug to my dear friend Yvette for offering her incredibly handmade fonts, of which I do believe make these prints so special. Each of us hope that this little initiative will spark the beginning of other online projects as well as be able to create funds to put toward an education+arts foundation of sorts. Small steps first, but what a wonderful beginning.

Please feel free to spread the word about the prints and special giveaway on your blogs, to your friends, or to people in the street! You are welcome to use any of the photos in this post to help spread the word – I give you my permission with one request: “give credit where credit is due”.

Thank you mes amis!

xx

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121 Comments

  1. Maria @ Scandifoodie says

    I love this Pia! I think it’s common courtesy to give credit where credit is due. When a lot of hard work has gone into creating something unique and special, using it without a thank you to the creator is simply unethical and unforgiving.

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  2. la boom! says

    Giving credit is always a matter that concerns artists who provide and sell their original work mainly through internet. The achievement of the sparkling idea that will uplift an artist’s work is something brilliant and nobody can exchange it with all the goods in the world. But the most valuable thing of all is to know that he puts a smile on peoples face with this unique art. And if people know that he made it they have the chance to thank him for it. Everyone has his moment in this life. It is a pity those moments to be stolen…and eventually people won’t know who to thank for :)

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  4. Dara Smith says

    It is hard enough to create works of art without having to worry that your creativity and talent will get taken from you. There is nothing easier than adding a little “photo by” at the bottom of a photograph or image. If nothing else, it gives the artist a little jolt of appreciation and if there’s one thing we could all appreciate more in this world, it is artists.

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  5. Rebecca says

    These are stunning!! I love the deep sea colour.
    Reading this flow chart has made me realise that I need to work harder at giving appropriate credit when I use other peoples images. The old saying ‘do to others as you would like done to you’ comes to mind, and I’d love to be properly reocognised for the work that I’ve done & others should be too.
    Also, I feel that if we recognise people properly for their effort, they will continue creating & inspiring (which can only lead to more good things!).
    Thanks for creating such an insipiring blog xx

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  6. Samantha says

    Giving credit is one of the foundational elements of fostering a healthy arts community. It really allows for everyone’s creativity to shine. Taking credit for someone else’s idea really only devalues your own work, making it suspect. I think it also takes away your ability to be creative, by making you constantly compare your work to others.

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  7. Debbie Northway says

    As a teacher librarian I am always driving home the message of plagiarism to my students as they have no concept of intellectual property. I would love one of these posters to have in the classroom to teach a whole new generation to respect and credit the intellectual property and the creativity of others!
    Wonderful idea!

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  8. eileen says

    karma….you give credit- you get credit!

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  9. Kim says

    Of course, giving credit is important for a multitude of reasons, but for me personally it can be so frustrating to come across an image and want to know more – who made it, where it came from, the story behind it – but not have even a link or a name as a jumping off point!

    Wonderful giveaway – I’m not a teacher but I love the above commenter’s idea of hanging this poster in a classroom or other educational setting.

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  10. athena says

    as a photographer, i understand the importance of giving, and receiving, credit… and when i blog about this post, i will certainly give credit :) thank you so much for offering this wonderful print and for the fab giveaway!

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  11. kathie says

    Giving credit is a courtesy you bestow upon someone…there is nothing worse than making out that what you have borrowed from someone else is your own, plain and simple…it’s all about sharing and acknowledgement.

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  12. Julie says

    oh yeah….I love the print, in a fun way making sure people are credited for their amazing work. Keeping my fingers crossed here:-).

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  13. Kitty @lavender playground says

    It’s important to let people know who made the work..it makes the artist/photographer/blogger know that somewhere out there their work is being appreciated and loved. And if you love the work, others might love it too, I’ve discovered most of my favorite blogs through clicking on a link that leads me back to the source. Your poster really drives the concept home!

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  14. Nat@ dear little house says

    Giving credit is important because it’s polite to do so! Of course there are legal implications and so on, but it’s sheer common courtesy, and it seems that there just isn’t enough of that to go around. It’s all about showing respect to the artist and their skill.

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  15. Nathalie Bicrel says

    To Pia,
    The discovery of your blog has been a revelation for me and the start of my own internal revolution… and blog adventure too. That print is for me a beautiful reminder of what I have started… and will continue !
    I love it xx

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  16. Clare says

    Giving credit respects the creator, and creates connections between people.

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  17. Anie says

    Giving credit allows your audience to learn more about the image owner providing another avenue for inspiration! I find over half the stuff I love by clicking links from blogs that I’m already a fan of. Plus everyone deserves the kudos for what they’ve created. It keeps the design world going round and creates an even better interlinked community!

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  18. Rachel says

    Giving credit is important to recognize the hard work of others and ourselves.

    May 27th, 2011 | #

  19. samantha says

    dear pia, your creations make my heart smile. love love love! thank you for sharing your beautiful life and creations with the world. i am so happy to have stumbled across your page.

    samantha

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  20. anka says

    I am a big fan of this Give credit handy guide. Maybe this way people will be more careful when using other people’s work. Love your photo-shooting!

    May 27th, 2011 | #

  21. wendy says

    giving credit is important because someone, somewhere has put a bit of themselves into their work. it’s important for us to acknowledge that.
    thanks!! I love the print :)

    May 27th, 2011 | #

  22. elizabeyta says

    Giving credit is huge. It is polite as well gives the information and props to those who actually did the work. It shows respect.

    May 27th, 2011 | #

  23. Meghan @ Life Refocused says

    These posters are fabulous! Giving credit is super important–otherwise it’s STEALING!!!

    May 27th, 2011 | #

  24. pia says

    wow, I am loving your comments! So thoughtful and honest, really nice to see this in the blogosphere,thanks guys! x

    May 27th, 2011 | #

  25. elflyn says

    Giving credit shows your respect, appreciation, enjoyment, inspiration, emotion in a piece of work. Taking it without acknowledging the artist or source is stealing. Just because the “credit” is not monetary doesn’t mean you are not obligated to “pay”
    Thank you I love the print!

    May 28th, 2011 | #

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  27. Floddertje says

    Credit is important because, without it, it’s just like you make the creator becoming completely anonymous. This is probably the worst thing you can do to him.
    Giving credit is a way to show your thankful for someone’s creation.

    May 28th, 2011 | #

  28. Ariane says

    Dear Pia,
    Eileen is right: karma. You give credit – you become credit!

    And:

    yesterday your wonderful book ‘My Heart Wanders’ arrived. I’ve jubilated. It is the best book I’ve ever seen! So heartful, so full of bloom. I give the book a hug, directly at my heart.
    Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.

    x Ariane.

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  29. Heidi says

    I would love to enter these are so amazing!
    as is your lovely blog!

    May 28th, 2011 | #

  30. Cara Michelle says

    Such a great way to have a constant reminder of giving credit to the creatives that we are inspired by every day!

    May 28th, 2011 | #

  31. hanna says

    It’s respectful…

    May 28th, 2011 | #

  32. jonahliza says

    hi <3 great giveaway, i love these prints and think theyd be great in any lil office.. especially that of a blogger. i think its very important to give credit because it helps track the source of every great idea and every great inspiration. even from the smallest "great find", theres always someone who found it organically.

    May 29th, 2011 | #

  33. Tania says

    Giving credit is important b/c ppl like me use the credit tag to go back to the original artists in search of more of their work to buy/browse which leads me to subscribing to their blog…which then shows me who they’re inspired by & like to read, and off I go again to their site…its the neverending circle of cred! :)

    May 29th, 2011 | #

  34. Nancy says

    I just love this. I have always given credit when possible and request others do the same. As a new blogger, I am concentrating on getting that done right each time. It is an important part of living well. I love your integrity still-life photos! Thank you for sharing :)

    May 29th, 2011 | #

  35. Kylie says

    isn’t it all about being polite, thoughtful and respecting another person’s great idea and/or creativity…

    May 29th, 2011 | #

  36. Connie says

    We need to give credit in order to sustain the livelihood of creative people and to encourage them to keep creating.

    May 29th, 2011 | #

  37. blossomfd says

    pia, such a fabulous way of expressing such an important sentiment. all credit to you (and your lovely friends at Mammoth)!

    May 29th, 2011 | #

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  39. Tina says

    Give credit where credit is due. It’s a given! Fabulous prints and styling!!

    May 30th, 2011 | #

  40. Jayca @ Cartwheels says

    I’m a big believer in loving the little things, and in the difference they can make. Giving credit is absolutely a part of that, and this print is absolutely a lovely way to remember to do so! Thank you -

    May 30th, 2011 | #

  41. Glynis says

    Credit is like thanks…it is something we don’t always give out when we should… & doesn’t cost anything give! But means such a lot to the person who is on the receiving end. So I’m saying ‘thank you’ for offering such a lovely giveaway Pia.

    May 30th, 2011 | #

  42. jasmin says

    I have seen a photo of mine and an artwork too somewhere else, and without any credit to me. I felt like I had been trodden on. Not nice.

    May 30th, 2011 | #

  43. Tracy says

    Great prints. Love the butterscotch one.

    May 30th, 2011 | #

  44. Cez says

    love this print!!!! Giving credit is fundamental!!!

    May 30th, 2011 | #

  45. Tian says

    It’s saying, “Hey, great work. I’m so in awe that I want to share it & say you made it”

    May 31st, 2011 | #

  46. Marjorie says

    Giving credit is important because we are all in this creative life together. What goes around, comes around. Life is just simply better when we honor, respect and give credit for the work of others.

    May 31st, 2011 | #

  47. Jess R says

    WOW! How great to see these as posters. It’s so important to credit, its just common courtesy to acknowledge the owner and the person who found their work. x

    May 31st, 2011 | #

  48. liz says

    Giving credit where it is due is all about having good manners and acknowledging that you like and want to share the creativity of those around us. It is as fundamental as saying ‘thank you’ when someone gives you something. I love your work very much Pi, thank you!

    May 31st, 2011 | #

  49. Amanda says

    You don’t realize how important receiving credit is until someone takes yours. It happens with designs, photographs and ideas. On blogs and in the corporate world. It all comes down to respect and you get what you give.

    Love this poster. I wrote a post about it on my blog.

    May 31st, 2011 | #

  50. Claire says

    I work in a care environment where giving a patient credit for their efforts can help build their confidence and encourage them in their rehabilitation. For myself, being given credit for my efforts is often the highlight of an arduous day.

    It’s the fact someone has noticed (in a positive way) your efforts.

    Best wishes

    June 1st, 2011 | #

  51. Sharolyn says

    I think it is important to give credit to encourage and support each other as creative individuals and artists.

    June 1st, 2011 | #

  52. mommycamille says

    Giving credit is a sign of respect. If something is good enough to capture your attention, then you owe the creator credit.

    June 1st, 2011 | #

  53. hila says

    Hi Pia, I also wanted to ask you whether it would be ok to post about your book, ‘My Heart Wanders’, on my blog. I wanted to ask your permission just in case you don’t like people photographing your book on their blogs, or if this perhaps violates any copyright.

    once again, this is a great project.

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  54. amber says

    This really got me thinking. I have been annoyed with some sites lately for not providing an original source. Artist work so hard and put so much love into their work, i think that needs to be rewarded and respected. Its a great project.
    I love all the colour choices, oh so nice!

    June 1st, 2011 | #

  55. Tara Bradford says

    Yea! So glad to see the poster being issued. Giving credit to the original artist is so important, particularly as too many people seem to mistakenly have the idea that anything online is free. If we don’t value our work, who will? It’s simply good manners to give credit where credit is due, in any situation.

    June 1st, 2011 | #

  56. sarah ikegami says

    What a clever way to get the point across! I love it, respect it and am reminded to give credit where it’s due!

    June 2nd, 2011 | #

  57. michelle says

    Giving credit where credit is due is vital. Otherwise it is stealing. An original idea is something of value, and if it were my idea, i would feel almost as if part of my identity were stolen. Credit should be given where credit is due.

    June 2nd, 2011 | #

  58. iomoo says

    awesome, i love this! it’s beautiful! giving credit all the way across the skyyyyyy :D

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  59. angie says

    giving credit is important because it means you’re respecting and valuing the original source for their creativity/design/individual thought.

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  60. heather says

    Beautiful!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  61. Sharon McKenzie says

    Love this!! gotta give credit

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  62. Jacki says

    What a lovely Poster and a great idea, I often come across wonderful Pictures on the Net and I am unable to Track their original sources.

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  63. Kit says

    Obviously, because not giving credit is stealing. And on the flip side, giving credit is encouraging to the artist – I think most love to see that others are 1) enjoying their work and 2) spreading their name by giving credit!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  64. pam meier says

    A simple spark from me to you…give credit where it’s due…!

    Great concept Pia…! Thank you for continuing to carry good things forward.

    Pam, Minneapolis, MN USA

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  65. theresa/t does wool says

    Credit..the mere definition…acknowledging the ideas or other work of writers and contributors…how important it is to be recognized..to let all know..that one has created.

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  66. Maggie says

    Yay Yay Yay. This is wonderful, Pia. Very impressed. Have a great weekend.

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  67. kat white says

    I’ve been stung by a company not giving credit to me in the past, and it really shattered me! It’s stealing, pure and simple. Everyone should be credited for their work, it only takes an email!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  68. Chelsea Lea says

    Amazing! Everything you do turns to Gold! ^.^

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  69. Helen says

    These are wonderful, such beautiful typography drawing attention to such an important message.

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  70. Affie says

    I give YOU credit, Pia, for being so fabulous! I’ll definitely share this with everyone I know!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  71. Hayley says

    CONGRATULATIONS PIA! This is fabulous and I echo the sentiments of others in really giving YOU a lot of credit for bringing this important issue front of mind for those trading art in the blogosphere. The internet is an intricate WEB of information, not a one way flowing river, and really, giving credit is just good karma!

    Hayley x

    http://www.stylimerence.com
    http://www.facebook.com/stylimerence

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  72. joan mckniff says

    I’m delighted to visit here today. As a birthday gift to myself I changed my “occupation” to flâneur,taking and making time to stroll, to visit, to appreciate the beauty you share with us. Thank you. joan

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  73. Siobhán says

    Oh Pia – considering our recent emails – how apt! Love the prints!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  74. Robin says

    This is a great project! I have a lot of feelings about this topic and happy to see it expressed so beautifully. I am a NY based stylist and very often work with my personal items at shoots. It hurts when I see a photographer take sole credit and sell photos of my things without any credit or compensation to me. The subject of a brilliant photo is as important as the person who took the shot because one could not exist without the other. Many beautiful photos on blogs and Pinterest are floating around without any way to track back to the original photographer and stylist and just seems wrong. I’m happy to join in on this crusade to give credit where credit is due!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  75. Tricia says

    Not only is it common courtesy, it’s the right thing to do. Stand up and be proud of things you find interesting and beautiful instead of feeling jealous and insecure–promote your fellow artists work and it will come back to you. Never underestimate Good Karma!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  76. Jessica says

    this is fantastic! when i started my blog, i thought this was one of the most important aspects to creating a quality-filled blog – to give due credit is so important and readers want to know the source of inspiring images! so great to see this, so helpful and yes, let’s spread the word!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  77. natalie marie says

    Thank you for this. I have to admit I’m not the best at giving credit where credit is deserved…the part about finding it on weheartit really hit home. I will for sure go that extra step and give the original person credit. Thank yo for opening my eyes!

    NAt

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  78. Stephanie says

    Giving credit is important because otherwise it’s copyright infringement or plagiarism.

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  79. Charmaine says

    Watermark your photos – the internet is just too big! I see students “using” other peoples thoughts and words Ll th time … Copy and paste. No bibliography no credit . As the “marker” of the assignment I know the work is not the students own – sometimes I know i’ve read or seen it somewhere – bit i cant remember where – but how do i take the student on? I demerit when they don’t advise whose photos they use. So stay adamant about receiving your credit!!!!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  80. Janine says

    Great idea and I always always try and find the real source….it’s just common courtesy……credit should be given where it is due :-)

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  81. odessa says

    this is awesome. and definitely necessary. thank you pia and friends for doing this.

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  82. Vanessa Joie says

    this is so great! I love the color choices. well done ladies. xo

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  83. amy turn sharpa says

    loved it when I first saw it. HEART. passion. leading the way. Yay you! xoxo

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  84. jo says

    Even though you should be interested in who create a photo/artwork when you blog about, there are definitely many reader who would want to know and can look them up. Do you best to find the original source!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  85. Courtney says

    This is a great reminder to all bloggers, I will definitely take it to heart!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  86. Bethany says

    Love the poster! Love the type; love the sentiment!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  87. JennaLis says

    Loved this when I first saw it. Such a brillaint idea and SO true. Looks amazing in the Deep Sea Blue <3 !

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  88. Nadia Marie says

    I love the colors, particularly the pink one! Great message too!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  89. zara says

    I absolutely agree. crediting the original source is an absolute must. I see this far too often, when bloggers fail to do so. sites like tumbler, I heart it, etc.. the original source seems to get lost along the way.. I adore the colors of the posters!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  90. LatteLisa says

    This looks fabulous, the fuchsia and butterscotch took my breath away.

    I wrote a post with the original poster and to my wonderful surprise that post still remains on the ‘most read’ list, which tells me that there are bloggers out there who care about this issue. To me this is all about honoring the creator of what I am posting. Blogging should be no different than writing an essay; you simply name the source. Period.

    Thank you!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  91. leah says

    Giving credit is so important! To recognize the hard work of those who have created…

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  92. Jeska says

    Love how each colour poster is styled too x

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  93. Sandra says

    I totally agree. I made an item on my own blog (with credits ofcourse). Keep up the good work!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  94. Jayde says

    I am a huge fan of the styling!!! The whole concept of coarse is amazing, but i just love how well you have styled it all!!! if only we all had a Pia living in our houses!! ahhh imagine!

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  95. Bespoke Letterpress says

    Giving credit it like taking a young child to their great aunts house, she offers a chocolate biscuit and the young child although eager and excited knows that the biscuit will only be truly deserved if she says thank you, sits politely, crosses her ankles and savours the chocolate goodness in a sweet and gentle manner.

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  96. Sonya says

    Love them- brill idea!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  97. Lisa says

    Hi, I’m just dropping by to say I love your blog and am helping to lift the ban!!! Have a great weekend Lisa :)

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  98. Rhiannon says

    Thanks for the work you’ve done in highlighting this – a lot of education is still required here ! And the poster is a lovely way to get the message across.

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  99. Kylie says

    Hopefully I’m 100… ;)

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  100. Sam says

    Giving credit nurtures and encourages original creative thinking. The more bright new ideas out there, the more enriched and inspired we’ll all be. It’s a no brainer.

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  101. stephanie says

    Great topic, very relevant to all of us who are showing our creative work on the Internet. The posters are beautiful!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  102. Hannah says

    Hi Pia, such a great poster, I’d love to have one above my desk to keep me in check! I’ll spread the word! x

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  103. Erin says

    I fully credit you with being a wonderful inspiration to me, and others. Your creativity and integrity are something I aspire to :)

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  104. Annelee says

    I absolutely Love it!

    Giving credits is soo important, artists should help each other and by giving credit they are sharing what inspires them which shows the audience another great artist to follow or keep in mind! It’s a recommendation as much as it is a credit!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  105. MissManlyx says

    Please let me be the 100th commentor! Your Give Credit prints are divine! :)
    Love,
    Miss Manly x

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  106. twiggs says

    hello pia!!! yes, this is magnificent for all sorts of reasons, most of all because it opened my eyes, because though i recognize all the value in this, i also admit that i wasn’t doing everything i could in order to find the original source, and now i am much more careful, which makes me feel better about my integrity for knowing i am doing the right thing! as a photographer this is major for me! take care and congrats for such a fab project! twiggs

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  107. Joel says

    Superb Pia! This is a great reminder for all of us! I will definitely take it to <3!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  108. Kylie says

    Fantastic idea would love to have one in my studio

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  109. Glennys Williams says

    Hi Pia, I read an article about you in an Aussie magazine a few years ago. I was fascinated about your life and living where you do. My husband had a stroke two years ago when we were in Sydney so now I have a lot of time at home which I spend on the computer. Somehow I found you on twitter and now am reading with interest all your tweets. I want to give credit to all the people who have shared ‘soul’ moments with me along this journey that we call life.

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  110. Li-Ann says

    It’s about time to spell it out if it is what it takes.. I know many people do not give credit NOT intentionally..some people just do not think about the hard work others have gone through with their work- so this is a fun and friendly reminder to all- it’s great Pia. Met you at Mag Sq so hello again!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  111. Jenni Booth says

    Well done Pia! xx

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  112. erinkathleen says

    i think this is a fantastic reminder. i don’t blog myself, but i am addicted to pinterest. at first, i was casual about crediting sources, but as i’ve spoken to several artists & bloggers i’ve realized how important it truly is. i’d hate for some one to feature my jewelery or photos and not credit them. so, i am making a conscious effort to be very mindful of crediting images & inspirations i find. thank you for keeping this at the forefront of our thoughts – especially in such a beautiful poster!

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  113. Terhi says

    Giving credit is important cause we all have a permission to get value for the things we do. Not at least at the blogs.

    http://reelinki.blogspot.com/2011/05/giving-credit-to-hey-mammoth-and-pia.html

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  114. Miranda says

    this print is a beautiful reminder of gratitude, connection, community, respect, courtesy … and inspiring more of the above. thanks pia!

    June 4th, 2011 | #

  115. Karen says

    The only thing worse than not getting credit is ppl thinking they are doing YOU a favor by posting your work without it. Apparently, we creative types should be grateful at ALL for being noticed.

    June 5th, 2011 | #

  116. bugheart says

    brilliant poster.

    June 5th, 2011 | #

  117. Jenny says

    Fabulous idea, so creative! I hope you get all the credit you deserve for this one!
    Well, giving credit is important coz it’s the law, and it’s the ethical, respectful and proper thing to do. Ain’t no two ways about it. It does the creditor and the creditee good, too!

    June 6th, 2011 | #

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  119. Steph Bond Hutkin (Bondville) says

    So so so very important. Thanks for helping to bring this issue to more people. I’m continually finding complete posts from my websites replicated on other sites – many of them nonsensical and my IP has been mined for the purpose of advertising against it. It’s wrong, but it’s also damaging as it confuses search engines and my content won’t get the ranking it should. The only way to stop these sites is to apply to the ISP for closure and to send written complaint to Google. Quite the task! Good luck with promoting this issue and much love xxx

    June 16th, 2011 | #

  120. Cate says

    It’s fun to share and showcase artists by acknowledging the creators and sources of images + words when blogging. I posted your images to help spread the word on my blog – thanks for the great prints. I adore all four colours.

    June 19th, 2011 | #

  121. Ella says

    I realize this giveaway has long closed but Ive only just found your blog & this post has made quite the impression on me! When I first started blogging not too long ago, I actually contacted every person I featured. I quickly realized that pretty much everyone appreciates the exposure so quit clogging inboxes & made sure to credit with links to the artist/designers website. In the last month, I’ve found myself getting lazy & writing “found via…” thanks for making me realize how far I’ve slipped & reminding me to give credit where it’s due!

    September 5th, 2011 | #


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