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Re: dino branding
In a message dated 3/14/11 9:41:12 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< One salient point regarding signatures on technical works is that
artists/illustrators rarely have the option of putting a signature on technical
scientific illustration. Within paleontology, my illustrations of skeletal
elements and life restorations have typically been attributed by the authors
with a variant of "Thanks to D. Vital" in the acknowledgements. >>
This has happened to me on a few occasions. A think in some cases after the
image has been used more than once without asking. However, it might be
less likely to occur with my work because it is so recognizable. Which is one
reason why having a style brand can be important for a given artist.
The above is why it is important for paper authors to correctly attribute
any given restoration or equivalent to the correct artist in their
acknowledgements, and for people later wanting to reuse the image to first
copyright owner and so forth.