(Left: Johhny Cupcakes' jet shirt from early summer 2004. Right: Urban Outfitters' shirt from January 2006.)
Johnny Cupcakes says: "Urban Outfitters have just released a shirt with a jet dropping cupcakes (with a different color scheme) which is the exact same thing that Johnny Cupcakes released around 2 years prior. Last year Urban wanted to carry my shirts & they had a few Johnny Cupcakes shirt samples I had sent them....the Jet dropping cupcakes being one of them. I never ended up getting my samples back after we decided not to do business together." Link (thanks, Mike!)
Reader comment: Theo and Max say: "I was just reading your latest boingboing posts on thieving Urban Outfitters and Apple, and it reminded me of this excellent site that has side-by-side comparisons of many old ads and who has ripped them off."
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects