Just when you thought the Kanye web-fires had calmed, Yeezy has been called out for a sketch he recently shared online, claiming it is “where a YEEZY study for base layer starts” Kanye posted a series of scientific sketches, adding that he is “so excited about our new design team.”

The sketches appear to have been taken from Tony Spackman, a former Nike designer, currently working at Givenchy. “When Kanye rips your 10 year old Nike sketch and claims it” appeared as Tony’s response, and he added that Kanye had photoshopped out the date and ripped the image directly from his web site.

Ever-controversial Kanye is no stranger to digging in the far reaches of the internet for inspiration.  Is Ye just showing his creative process with inspiration images or claiming the work to be his own?  Photoshopping out the title of the sketch in the top left corner is pretty much a dead giveaway lol.  The original by designer @tonyspackman was done in 2005 for a @nike collection called "Living Apparel" which eventually became "Nike React", a running collection grounded in freedom of movement and human comfort.  Can we just call it Yee?y now? ? • #yeezy #kanyewest #kanye #kimye #theft #inspiration #illustration #design #fashiondesign #sportswear #streetwear #athleisure #nike #streetstyle #running #nikerunning #hypebeast #highsnobiety #snobshots #wiwt #ootd #copycat #knockoff #wtf #dietprada

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Since his return to Twitter, Kanye has addressed his originality stating that “I find myself getting stuck in the idea of originality and letting my ego push me to say things like “this person stole this from me” and the funny thing is it’ll be a reference I took from somewhere.”

As of today, Kanye is yet to reply to Spackman’s commentary.

 

 

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