Borderlands 2 artist 'caught copying' professional illustrator's work [Update]

UPDATE: Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford reaches out to artist Olly Moss

Popular British artist Olly Moss has claimed that an artist at Texas studio Gearbox has lifted his work for Borderlands material.

Update: Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford has reached out to Moss via Twitter. "You're amazing. Inspiration is part of art and you've inspired us," said Pitchford, before adding, "But the bit that was lifted is uncool, so... consequences."

"We should be working together to do it right and legit," said Pitchford to Moss, who's seemingly very nonchalant about the ordeal. "This whole thing is so far from a big deal. I wish I'd never even said anything," replied Moss.

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Moss, who has designed posters of blockbuster films such as The Dark Knight Rises and Moon, as well as cover art for games such as Resistance 3, said on Twitter today that his work has been plagiarised.

Moss wrote: "I'm a huge Gearbox fan so I was really disappointed to see this image inside the Borderlands 2 box" before posting an image he discovered [see below].


That claim led to one of his followers posting a comparison shot of Moss's work against the Borderlands box.


"Technically whoever made the image did lift directly from mine," said Moss.

He added that he was not angry with Gearbox, "just disappointed".

"Gearbox is one of my favourite developers. Would have jumped at the opportunity to work with them. Oh well," he said.

Moss clarified that he was not considering legal action.

CVG has contacted Gearbox for comment.