Art Question

Posted by deathdoulavt on Aug. 10, 2017, 7:04 a.m. 2 comments

Art Question

Hello,  I am hosting my first Death Cafe in a small community in Vermont.  I am designing a flyer and am curious about the images that other people have used for their flyers.  I have seen some that I would like to 'borrow', is it appropriate to contact the organizer to ask?  Are these peoples' original art or stock images?  Thank you!


Hello there

I got a sharp message from a DC in Australia to desist using an image that I had mistakenly thought originated from the Death Cafe Web site. So I stopped immediately. Personally very happy for people to use any image I have generated not that they are very clever! Love that we are all in this together. Going forward would, as Lizzy says, ask permission. All the very best to you. Aly Dickinson, End of Life Doula - Living Well Dying Well

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Hi there
I don't think there is a universal answer for your question about original images or stock images. I do think in the beginning many were original but then some people started borrowing. I think it depends on what you are using it for, but you should always ask permission first. Also, it doesn't have to be perfect! Many hosts I know have tapped the resources of an artist friend and I LOVE the variety of all of the different images. I think logos that represent the city in some way are really cool. My two cents....

Posted by Lizzy Miles

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