It was bound to happened! My logo collaboration hat I did with Philippine based WIP Caps (black and white on the right) has been pirated along with another street wear brand, Capital G (middle).
While stealing from local companies sucks, in my case, there’s a little hope that maybe the Baybayin exposure will lead to an interest in the script. Yeah, I’ll admit that it’s a little flattering but at the same time I’m a little concerned if I find my personal logo on crappy shirts in a tiangge. Honestly though, I don’t think it will spark an interest. The demographic that buys cheap and knowingly pirated goods are probably not the same type of people who would want to become a Baybayin writer. They only look at the price of items rather than the value.