Dollar Bill Hare Used on Billboards without Permission
I spotted big advertising billboards using origami Dollar Bill Hare, designed by Barth Dunkan, as their main subject, in Warsaw, Poland. Since it’s one of my favorite models, I recognized it right away, and got in touch with the author, who confirmed that the model had been used without his consent or even knowledge. Even though he got in touch with the perpetrator, a shopping center, as far as I know, he was not able to achieve anything, with the company advertised by the billboards washing their hands of it all, and putting all blame on the advertising agency who prepared the campaign.
This is a sad example of origami being used for commercial purposed without any consideration for the model’s designer, and I now often use it as an example of how not to use origami in business.