You've probably seen the VAPE sign before. In avatars across various social media, on products (almost always used without permission!) or as a symbol used on vapers' websites. I'm somehow flattered because this is my first and, so far, my most successful design. But I thought it's time to set the record straight about who created it and why.
Most of you recognize the inspiration for this design. It's a humorous homage to the iconic pop art piece by the American artist Robert Indiana called LOVE. Amazingly enough this idea was what set the whole Vapeorama thing in motion. Once I thought of making it I decided I wanted to share it -this and others, either inspired by pop culture or completely original.
The VAPE Letters design was created in May 2012 and soon proved to be a much loved thing for the vaping community, mainly when featured on t-shirts and prints. It has two versions: one with a green and blue background and one with just the shape created by the red letters. I love them both and it looks like so do you!
Every artist and designer knows that when you upload anything on the web someone is bound to steal it and use it for his/her own purposes. I saw my work being offered as public domain (which is not) or used on other people's products without me knowing. Some of these people may not even know that this is copyrighted work. Sometimes you can do something about it, sometimes you can't. At least I'm able to present you with the truth about my most outreaching creation -so far, that is!
You may find the original t-shirts, prints and other products bearing the VAPE sign on my Vapeorama's Zazzle store. There are many things to chose from and you'll know that you'll be getting the real thing!
A vaper designing for vapers and talking about e-cig culture