Derby #132: Heart

SoulMates

Too similar to shirt we've already printed.

Rejected because: Too similar to shirt we've already printed.

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sakleehop


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Re: SoulMates


Copyright issues - G. Lucas intellectual property and probable rejection.

fishbiscuit5


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sakleehop wrote:Copyright issues - G. Lucas intellectual property and probable rejection.


Really? I bought "It's a Trap" the other day and thought this would be ok because it is a parody.



sakleehop


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fishbiscuit5 wrote:Really? I bought "It's a Trap" the other day and thought this would be ok because it is a parody.


Parody is so subjective and Woot usually errs on the side of a conservative approach esp. with Lucas property. In the last derby alone - Popeye reference Olive Oyl, Disney Micky Mouse and Coco cereal mascot were rejected because not enough of a parody was presented.

You might get lucky though - it's Woots' call.

fishbiscuit5


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sakleehop wrote:Parody is so subjective and Woot usually errs on the side of a conservative approach esp. with Lucas property. In the last derby alone - Popeye reference Olive Oyl, Disney Micky Mouse and Coco cereal mascot were rejected because not enough of a parody was presented.

You might get lucky though - it's Woots' call.


I certainly mean no harm to anyone. I'm new to woot and had an idea that made me laugh so I thought I would try it out. It's the learning curve :-) Thanks for your words of wisdom! I have some other ideas I am working on.



sakleehop


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fishbiscuit5 wrote:I certainly mean no harm to anyone. I'm new to woot and had an idea that made me laugh so I thought I would try it out. It's the learning curve :-) Thanks for your words of wisdom! I have some other ideas I am working on.


No problem at all - like I said - the design could make it through.

As far as It's a Trap is concerned, that was a daily shirt, not a derby shirt. It was designed by one of Woot's staff artists and the parameters for the staff artists are different - read wider - than for derby artists.

For example: there have been 3-4 designs in the history of Woot that have used glow-in-the-dark ink, the most recent a Halloween shirt. None of those shirts, however, were designed for a derby and, in fact, Woot has specified that derby entries cannot use special ink. A few designers have asked to use glow-in-the-dark ink, to no avail.

The designer of It's a Trap must have circumvented the copyright issue someway that Woot approved of but I don't imagine Woot wants to have to screen multiple derby entries for these issues week after week.

Good luck and enter more designs if you have them - the sooner the better.

yankeebird


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fishbiscuit5 wrote:I certainly mean no harm to anyone. I'm new to woot and had an idea that made me laugh so I thought I would try it out. It's the learning curve :-) Thanks for your words of wisdom! I have some other ideas I am working on.


Also, I'd suggest looking through this site to see what woot has already printed. While yours is much different in execution, it's similar in subject to a shirt woot has already printed. Last year a robot fell in love with a fire hydrant so it's unlikely that there's going to be a lot of love for a robot falling in love with a trash can.

However, I do gotta give you much love for using cranberry. That's a far underused color on this site. I like that you went for something less common right away.

sakleehop


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fishbiscuit5 wrote:I certainly mean no harm to anyone. I'm new to woot and had an idea that made me laugh so I thought I would try it out. It's the learning curve :-) Thanks for your words of wisdom! I have some other ideas I am working on.


Also - here is a link to some info about derbies in general http://shirt.woot.com/forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=2279598 posted some time ago by eHalcyon. Has a lot of useful info for those who are new to Woot. Have fun...

fishbiscuit5


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sakleehop wrote:Also - here is a link to some info about derbies in general http://shirt.woot.com/forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=2279598 posted some time ago by eHalcyon. Has a lot of useful info for those who are new to Woot. Have fun...


Thanks for the links and the great advice! I submitted another entry. I hope you like it. It's titled "The Monster Bunch".

http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=39331



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