dankstick wrote:I removed it from the competition. This shirt uses the same basic idea that I had come up with, a sea on the moon. It has a the same moonscape, the earth in the sky, a boat and astronauts. It was added to the competition 12 hours after I submitted mine.
If it is originality Woot seeks, then they should have taken some sort of action.
in this derby there were several design with squids, octopi, angler fish, sharks, and various designs with similar elements. are they all original? sure. it's not the elements of a design that make it original, it's the execution and the concept.
your concept was of two astronauts in a row boat, one with an umbrella with a connotation of some sort of astronaut romance going on.
mine was two astronauts finding a spanish galleon on the moon. no romance, no row boat, no umbrella. additionally mine was hand drawn as opposed to traced from photographs. i can go on pointing out differences between the designs but i don't see the point. no one told you to pull your design. if there's room in the derby for a dozen squid designs there's room enough for two designs based on the sea of tranquility.