The Warhol Book Jacket by Incase receives an unpleasant spot in the news. However, there’s no such thing as bad PR, right? Members of The Velvet Underground, a classic rock band, are suing the Andy Warhol Foundation for licensing out to Incase the band’s iconic banana album cover, which was designed by the artist himself.
Band members John Cale and Lou Reed opined that the foundation infringed Andy Warhol’s design by allowing the Incase cases to feature the famous bright yellow banana print, which served as the cover for the band’s first album, "The Velvet Underground and Nico." Andy Warhol worked with the band ever since 1965, hosting them in various shows held at his studio in New York.
The banana design is only one of several Warhol’s works, which found its way to book tablet cases from Incase. The Foundation is claiming it has the copyright for the design, but the band says the design is in the public domain and can’t be copyrighted. We will closely follow the developments of the case and report the news as soon as the happen.
The Warhol Book Jacket from Incase can be bought for $79.95.