So, I have an odd question.
Years ago, in a galaxy far far away, in NDKs of years past, there was always this one table that sold stickers to go on...whatever. I always put them on my car, but I know they stuck to just about anything.
The scruffy man running it had a variety of shapes that were recognizably from this anime or that, like the patch from Ouran High School, or Sora from Kingdom Hearts, or even the heartless emblem.
I always kinda wondered if they were legal, but since I don't understand the finer points of the law, it's never worried me until now, when I start thinking about why his table just stopped showing up.
Now, I’d actually like to kinda take in the iffy man's scruffy footsteps and make stickers of my own, with my own art and everything… and maybe even try selling them, but I'd like to know first if maybe the man never came back because he was selling illegal items, or if the masses just scared him off.
But since of course while my own art is dandy, not everyone’s going to want to see it… and since everyone does enjoy showing off which anime has captured their time and all… which is what leads me to my question…
Hopefully someone could clear this up for me?
I understand that logos are a really bad place to go and are quite illegal… but when something keeps showing up in an anime is it still a logo? Like Sasuke’s eyes in Naruto, or the skull emblems that keep popping up in Bleach… or even Soul Eater’s headband (of which I’m particularly fond of)… My understanding of this is a little vague. Is it considered a logo? Or is it all right as long as I don’t trace them?