Supreme fans eager to get their paws on fresh Alphabet pieces will be sorry to hear the designs appear to have been pulled from the brand’s lookbook and website — and the internet seems to think it could be due to a cease and desist order.

As per @DropsByJay’s Twitter post, any cease and desist could have been ordered on behalf of deceased French artist Erté, whose typographical style was undeniably similar to that featured on the Supreme pieces.

Erté’s “Alphabet Suite” paintings took decades to complete, with the artist starting the series in 1927 and completing it in 1967. The artist — real name Romain de Tirtoff — died in 1990. For more information on Erté’s work, head here.

This isn’t the first time Supreme has handled a cease and desist order (if that is indeed what’s happening in this instance). Back in 2000, the iconic skate brand received a cease and desist letter from Louis Vuitton for creating decks that mimicked LV’s monogram print, resulting in Supreme recalling the decks.

Did you plan to cop a Supreme Alphabet piece? Let us know in the comments.

Next up, the OFF-WHITE x Nike Football collaboration is rumored to drop as the World Cup kicks off.

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