Derby #139: Madness

Gonzo

Rejected because: Gradients, outside printable area, no celebrity likenesses, use of photo.

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anarchyvirus


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Too bad this will be rejected on so many levels. The will probably go with rejected because "No Stopping Here It's Bat Country"

paigeg


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It is funny, so it's a shame, but - photo, celebrity likeness, out of print area, gradients, copyright issues (the logo)... Really, dude - read the rules on the submission page, and bring this back some time in a format that works. It's a funny concept. Maybe as a daily?

jmartinez357


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I had a design like this but with not celeb likeness. I'll save it for another derby. I hope.

Think149


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Ok. I understand the no celebrity likeness rule, although I wouldn't exactly consider Hunter S. Thompson a celebrity. That's kinda like saying Edgar Allan Poe is a celebrity.

As far as the other rules that I broke. No where does it say "No Gradients." On the submission page it says "Gradients and halftones are strongly discouraged (for now)." I honestly didn't even see that rule until you just pointed it out. And it being "outside printable area," I'm not even exactly sure what that means? It wasn't overlapping any boarders of the shirt. And if it was, couldn't it just be resized for printing?

This IS my first derby entry so I really am not familiar with all of the rules. I thought the only rules were the rules listed on the main derby page. "No Video Game References," "No Text," and "No Bunnies."

paigeg


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Think149 wrote:Ok. I understand the no celebrity likeness rule, although I wouldn't exactly consider Hunter S. Thompson a celebrity. That's kinda like saying Edgar Allan Poe is a celebrity.

As far as the other rules that I broke. No where does it say "No Gradients." On the submission page it says "Gradients and halftones are strongly discouraged (for now)." I honestly didn't even see that rule until you just pointed it out. And it being "outside printable area," I'm not even exactly sure what that means? It wasn't overlapping any boarders of the shirt. And if it was, couldn't it just be resized for printing?

This IS my first derby entry so I really am not familiar with all of the rules. I thought the only rules were the rules listed on the main derby page. "No Video Game References," "No Text," and "No Bunnies."


The rules are posted here: https://shirt.woot.com/Member/ContestUpload.aspx, which is where I think you saw the gradients thing. Woot has been known to reinterpret its own rules at will, so most folks just avoid things that may or may not get the ax - like gradients. AS for the print size, stick with the 16X20 rule. It'd be great if Woot could print larger (and I'm quite sure they could if they wanted to), but for a contest it might seem unfair to pit a smaller design against a full-shirt design of equal quality. Hence, the 'rule'. Again, Woot's rules are occasionally plastic, but it's safer to play them than take risks.
And DON'T violate the 'no bunnies' rule, even perceptually: http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=40855. Lol!

spentfromnz


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There is a 6 colour limit and each colour has to be on it's own layer, hence no gradients, unless it's a gradient made from dots ie a "halftone" gradient.

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