Horrible news regarding one of our Good Folk. Lauren Nassef found out yesterday that a student in the UK has been plagiarizing her work, even winning a prestigious textile design competition by stealing her illustrations.

The portfolio in question is that of Samantha Beeston, a graduate student at Falmouth University in the UK. Beeston’s site is no longer online, but you can see a sketchbook of “her work” on YouTube. Ridiculous. Nobody wins when this sort of thing happens. I hope the awarding institution issues a public apology and that this fiasco results in some more recognition and offers coming to Lauren.

Read more about it:
Lauren Nassef’s Blog
Book By It’s Cover
You Thought We Wouldn’t Notice