And once you create an icon – like the blue monster – it probably isn’t surprising to see it pop up in new places. Like Barrys Farm where one of its laptop bags has a definite resemblance to Hugh’s creation. More cuddly and available in white, green, orange and pink as well as blue – this could be a coincidence.
Hugh has a generally open approach to the use of his work – but I couldn’t see any attribution for the laptop bag. So, coincidence, flattery or rip off?