Fortnum & Mason Faces Backlash Over Graffiti Artist’s Accusations of Design Plagiarism

Fortnum & Mason Faces Backlash Over Graffiti Artist’s Accusations of Design Plagiarism

Fortnum & Mason, the iconic King’s grocer, finds itself entangled in a heated dispute with renowned graffiti artist James Goldcrown.

Goldcrown, famed for his heart designs, accuses the luxury store of appropriating his work for its Valentine’s Day display.

Meanwhile, the annual sports day rivalry between Oxford and Cambridge takes an unexpected turn, leading to the cancellation of the Corpus Challenge.

Graffiti Artist vs. Fortnum & Mason:

Graffiti artist James Goldcrown, recognized for his distinctive heart murals, raises objections against Fortnum & Mason for allegedly replicating his designs in its Valentine’s Day display.

Goldcrown criticizes larger companies like Fortnum’s for employing designers he deems unoriginal.

Fortnum & Mason, while acknowledging inspiration from street art, denies plagiarism and emphasizes the diversity of graffiti heart iterations.

Modern Manners and Dating Insights:

Roxie Nafousi, known for her associations with Harry Styles and Damien Hirst, breaks a five-year hiatus from dating apps.

The self-development coach shares her open approach to relationships, emphasizing chemistry and comfort.

Nafousi sheds light on her experience and encounters with modern dating terminology, such as being called a ‘baddie.’

Oxford-Cambridge Rivalry and Corpus Challenge Fallout:

The annual Corpus Challenge, a sports day tradition between Oxford and Cambridge’s Corpus Christi colleges, faces cancellation after Oxford students engage in disruptive behavior during their visit to Cambridge.

Looting, including the theft of Boris Johnson’s son’s photograph, leads to distress among Cambridge students.

The colleges mutually agree to cancel the 2024 Corpus Challenge, with future reviews pending.

Anya Taylor-Joy’s Lifestyle Venture:

Peaky Blinders star Anya Taylor-Joy follows in the footsteps of Gwyneth Paltrow by venturing into lifestyle business.

The actress seeks to trademark the name ‘Anya’ for a range of goods and services, including cosmetic bags, phone cases, stockings, and even games.

Taylor-Joy’s diverse trademark application hints at a potential foray into creating her own chess set, aligning with her role in The Queen’s Gambit.

SamCam’s Brother and Artistic Romance:

Samantha Cameron’s brother, Robert Sheffield, embraces a new romance with artist Athena Lemanska, known for her sexually explicit paintings.

The couple poses for a photo in California, marking Sheffield’s contentment following his previous relationship.

The artistic duo appears to enjoy a blossoming connection amid Lemanska’s distinctive creative expressions.

India Hicks’s Emotional Flight and Rural Scourge:

King Charles’s goddaughter, India Hicks, shares an emotional moment during a flight, breaking into tears over an unexpected offering of ice cream.

Hicks, engaged in delivering aid to Ukraine, contrasts the emotional impact of ice cream with her experiences in war zones.

Althorp estate, resting place of Princess Diana, faces challenges with extensive fly-tipping, prompting conservation concerns.

Ant & Dec’s Elton John Quest and Bridget Skelton’s Racing Pause:

TV hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly express their persistent desire to have Sir Elton John perform on their show, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

Despite past refusals, the duo remains hopeful.

In the racing world, jockey Bridget Skelton takes a break from the Cheltenham Festival as she and her husband, champion jockey Harry Skelton, expect their first child in April.


The diverse array of stories showcases the intersections of art, tradition, dating trends, celebrity ventures, and the challenges faced by prestigious institutions and iconic figures.

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