grahamcrackercoyote wrote:I commented on this problem in the pre-derby thread AND in this case I think the movement and anthropomorphizing makes it NOT similar enough. Think about all the molecules that have been on t-shirts in the last 30 years - the rejectionator would be busy and it wouldn't be much of a derby if you excluded the use of all of those molecules 'cause they'd already been on tees. It's going to be an interesting week. As more people search for chemistry tees - and there are a lot out there - to check for similar tees, they're going to find out that most of the basic ideas have been used before. I hope the Rejectionator has the heart and brains of Solomon.
What about the movement, anthropomorphizing, caffeine molecule, and inclusion of chemical formula underneath? What else is left of the shirt if we ignore those? I never rag on other people's designs but come on, this is almost exactly the same as the shirt ChaosDoctor posted. If this doesn't get kicked for similar shirts than I don't know what does.