lilaviel wrote:I couldn't agree with you more. Although I would add that this isn't an art competition. Being an artist myself, I don't think it's fair when good art is forced to compete. This is a shirt competition. You get in to rough territory by calling it anything else.
This is a shirt competition, I think the problem people have is that at woot you come to expect clever, well drawn shirts. This may be well done (if not well edited, it still admittedly has a quality of finesse to it) but it's not clever. It's a tired joke that has not been reinterpreted. So ramy added a fanny pack. Big deal, it doesn't change the joke at all. When I buy a woot shirt I want it to not be something I could get at any store in the mall, I want it to show intelligence, which this shirt does not.
I'm not saying that as a blanket statement none of ramy's work shows intelligence, I've seen quite a few of his cutesy shirts with the same kind of characters even that are clever or have made me laugh, this just isn't one of them and I don't think it belongs in the fog.