Thursday, October 3, 2013
No Monopoly on Monopoly Man
When most people in Los Angeles see a street stencil of the Monopoly Man, they think of Alec Monopoly.
But some new Monopoly Man stencils have been showing up on the streets of LA, and these are not from Alec Monopoly. Think these new Monopoly Men are from a clothing company? Its the same logo as in a fist (shown below).
This brings to light the danger of artists taking on a famous icon as a signature image. Like with the multiple artists and car dealership using the Felix name and logo in Los Angeles, even if you get up a shit ton and earn a strong identity with the icon, like Alec's Monopoly Man, its never really yours.