Winners of The Knockoff Economy Photo Contest

We are excited to the announce the winner of The Knockoff Economy contest for best photo of a knockoff. In fact, we are excited to announce that we have two winners (we had a lot of great entries, but these two jumped out). And, since they kind of go together in an odd way, we decided to award them both the prize. Winners receive a signed copy of The Knockoff Economy plus a copy of the new album Just Tell Me That You Want Me, featuring covers (i.e., legal knockoffs) of Fleetwood Mac songs by artists like Karen Elson, Lykke Li, and The New Pornographers.

Our congratulations to Donna Ivanisevic for the Louis Vuitton condom (originally created and sold, ever so briefly, for World AIDS Day) and to Terry Stedman (disclosure: a former student of Kal’s) for the Louis Vuitton Virgin Mary:

 


Cory

There's a crude joke in here comparing something with getting excrement out of a Prada purse. But this is a family blog, so I'll let you use your imaginations.

Jose Carlos

Awesome.

Ian M

Yes, this is a totally unrealted post.

Why would the Virgin Mary have a cross? When did the cross become a religious symbol? I would bet it was a while after Christ died.