“Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you”

“Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you”

Update (03/31/2016): Yöeme notes in the comments that he posted this quote and suddenly showed up everywhere else.

“Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you” hand lettering by 48 Savvy Sailors

Hand lettering by 48 Savvy Sailors

Saw this in my Twitter feed, apparently being sold locally. I really just wanted to keep this nice little quote on my blog.

Turns out it’s a project by Florida-based 48 Savvy Sailors. What are the odds that shop asked permission or even obtained this design from the source instead of Pinterest, Tumblr, or other repost hotspots? I sent emails, but haven’t received any answers.

Interestingly enough, Tumblr has recently updated its Terms of Service to include an “attribution policy reminding people not to be jerks”.

Ostrich Pillow by Kawamura-Ganjavian

Ostrich Pillow by Kawamura-Ganjavian: was this Kickstarter project also pirated?

I love the Internet, I really do, but social networks have blurred the lines of attribution and intellectual property—if they haven’t been completely erased already.

Which is just sad for creators of any kind. The value of their work has been reduced to electronic signals in the form of thumbs going up or hearts and stars getting shaded, because why bother paying for their hard work when the said work can just be downloaded?

We’re paying for the internet connection anyway, right?

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  1. Hello this is one of my quotes on this meme.

    “Adventure May Hurt You But Monotony Will Kill You!”

    I posted it to FB a few years ago. I’m surprised to find it all over the internet and also made into various memes and graphics. If you could be so kind as to clarify if you mean the graphic design style/font and not necessarily the quote – which I wrote. I would appreciate it and thank you.

    All the best,
    Yöeme Hömari

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  2. This quote is good but for words that doesn’t fit exactly and it becomes rather like a xmas card, “hurt” and “kill” should be removed and replaced with something more friendly.Those trees in the graphic should be erased and the fonts changed to Microsoft sans serif.This comfiguration is too girlish for me.A photo of Mt.Everest as background would be great enough.

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