mrwednesday wrote:Sure there is. ramy and seki make a living off of pretending that the dissent is a vocal minority. It's very important that people start speaking up so that woot and everyone else will realize there is a real problem here.
That and everything about this design is rehashed. Why shouldn't the comment be the same?
The problem with your post is that they're basically spot on and you a pretty radically off. I'm thinking that the people who frequent this site can be divided into two categories. The first is people who like it because it's a democratic design collective that runs on a system that encourages innovation and constantly produces new designs on a variety of subjects. These people would also tend to browse the forums for comments. The second is people who found a T-shirt site that has pretty T-shirts, decided to buy a few, and then kept coming back because the new T-shirts were pretty too. And that is honestly perfectly fine.
That might be oversimplifying, but that's in a nutshell why three shirts win each Derby rather than there be a multitude of Derbies with only one shirt winning each. Besides being less work for the artist, it allows for the shirts that win to cater to multiple designs. You can obviously see from the amazing amounts of votes their shirts consistently get that you are the vocal minority. Nobody who buys the shirts because they think they're cute and like to wear them rather than clever and original is going to go ahead and argue with hipsters about deontology on a random internet forum. You have absolutely no reason to hate on the people who like the shirt and want to buy it just because you and your subculture, my subculture, happen to disapprove. Nobody who likes these shirts should be able to have these shirts simply because of some random hatefest?
I would never buy a shirt like this myself, but everybody posting here should recognize that they are to an extent the minority and should probably stop ranting against people who don't happen to have the same tastes as them.
Also lol at tgentry and edwardmcherly or whoever you happen to like (those are my favorites personally), not being in it for the money. They appeal to a different audience and have more fun doing it personally, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with having fun drawing cute things and being able to do so for a living.
Also, can you honestly say that a design like this is better at all just because it happens to cater to a different demographic?
EDIT: Oh wow lots of pages that I didn't read. Oh well?
In other news since I'm posting already can anybody link me to edward's, if he did one, or tgentry's designs? I would really like to see what they did with this. Assuming I don't find them in my continued search.