Nike Apologizes For Stealing Minor Threat Album Art
In a letter sent yesterday from Nike to Dischord Records, whose Minor Threat album art they used for a skateboarding poster, apologized for their misjudgment, writing, "Because of the album's strong imagery, and because our East Coast tour ends in Washington DC, we felt it was a perfect fit. This was a poor judgment call and should not have been executed without consulting Minor Threat and Dischord Records." The full apology letter is over at Pitchfork and on the Nike site.
by Steve Hall Jun-28-05 Click to Comment
Something tells me that the last thing Ian Mackye, Minor Threat, and those at Dischord want is to be associated with Nike.
I also highly doubt that skate punks would run out and buy Nikes when they saw this: putting it politely, Nike isn't exactly cool in the skating world.