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Jennifer of Kittyzilla is offering up four designs of Watchmen embroidery patterns that she’s created on her blog. I love the combo of the comic designs with some classic stitching elements.

8 thoughts on “Free Watchmen Embroidery Designs

  1. I admit that I also think Rorschach is adorable, even though I’ve read the graphic novel and know that he is dangerous and in no way cuddly. I took a look at the blog, and these designs are phenomenal; I especially like how Jennifer added an overhead caption to each character design. Cheers to Kittyzilla!

  2. I think these patterns are awesome, and I know they’re not for sale, but I’m pretty sure you can’t “publish” any sort of copyrighted image (or entire phrases from text) without the original owner’s permission. I don’t think these count as “significantly altered” enough to qualify for fair use.
    Not trying to ruin the party, but I meet a lot of crafters who get (rightfully) upset when big companies snake their designs. Seems like we shouldn’t do the same to them if we are ever going to be able to fight this.

  3. The problem would be far greater if she were selling the designs for sure. As it stands, Personal use of such a pattern and the resulting embroidery, as far as I know, is ok. Even if it weren’t, I’d wait for the company to send me a takedown notice before removing it from any site. Crafters who make embroideries from movie scenes are small potatoes compared to the folks who bootleg the whole movie! =] It’s not the company’s prerogative to ruin fans’ good times, just to bust the criminals who are reducing their profits.

  4. You’ve apparently spent as much time at comic book conventions as you spent in law school, Lauren. Artwork featuring trademarked characters is bought and sold regularly right in front of guys like Dan DiDio and Joe Quesada, editors of DC Comics and Marvel Comics respectively, without any sort of licensing agreement between artists and publishers. Not just the actual paintings, either, but commercial prints. Comic book companies don’t target fan art unless it competes against their own products or damages their brands. The original artwork shown here obviously does neither, and your understanding of “fair use” protection is limited, to be polite.

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