The City Of Montreal Is Being Accused Of Stealing Famous Local Artist's Design

An obvious ripoff.

Three days ago the city of Montreal made a post announcing they will be participating in Canada's Smart City Challenge. 

They posted a link to a website called RealisonsMTL along with a photo that looked oddly familiar. 

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This was the post and photo in question:

Does that image look familiar? 

That's because it's pretty much a ripoff of a famous design created by Made in Montreal artist Chris Soueidan, AKA Loogart. 

Via loogart

As you can see some aspects of the design aren't just similar, they are identical!

Loogart has launched a petition demanding compensation and the removal of the stolen image, and you can help by showing your support right here!

Click here for more info or to sign the petition

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Jeremy Hazan