Gavin Bell’s TopShop tiger

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My friend Nick Osborne sent this through to me. Author and web developer Gavin Bell was notified by a friend that this picture of a tiger which he has on Flickr with  a non-commercial creative commons licence:
Tiger face portrait in a square
Seemed to be the basis of this tiger on a Topshop dress:
topshop tiger
Other comparisons were done:
tiger tiger
And Dan Catt even created an animated GIF file to show the similarities. This case is similar in some respects to the AP | Sheperd Fairey dispute over the adaption of a Barack Obama photograph for the iconic HOPE posters.