Originally Posted by WIGS
My business partner contacted the creator of the +15 guy and hasn't heard back. Until someone tells us otherwise we are using him.
Huh, I don't even know how you found that info. I'd be lost. Hard to say if he owns reproduction rights or licensed it to the city, or what.
There are more and more "public" images (buildings, statues, etc) that in the past people were pretty free to reproduce on T-shirts, posters, and what have you - but are being reigned in under copyright and in some cases trademark. It's kind of sad but it's the world we live in. I hope you guys don't have to deal much with it - or worst case you have to discontinue a specific image. In the US the lawsuits can get ugly, fast.
Starting a small company is a pain in the ass once you have to get many lawyers on the payroll.