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specsmachine


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My mom loves pandas. If this prints, I'm buying.

Josephus


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"Let's do the panda stomp again!

It's just a jump to the left! and then a stomp to the right!"

jasneko


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Ah, I thought this was you no1. One of your cutest pandas yet!

Vote!



Spiritgreen


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If it's us or them, I think we can take the pandas.

Fun design. ^_^

tehvince


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I'd like it more if the white was actually filled in white.

megnolia7


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oh my gosh this is ubercute! i want one!

i love the simple colors

hl474


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tehvince wrote:I'd like it more if the white was actually filled in white.


Personally I really like the effect: the monstrous panda crushing nyc/seattle/st. louis as the sun sets on the world in the background. GMV.

madeofsun


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My best friend loves pandas, and orange. I really, really hope this one makes it.

walmazan


quality posts: 62 Private Messages walmazan
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Simple and effective!

congrats mate! excellent work!

shanoboy


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I just hope they kind of shrink the graphic up and move it a little more top and center. Other than that, I love the design.

llklocke


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I liked this design better when threadless printed it over five years ago...
Check it out.

lexiflexi


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llklocke wrote:I liked this design better when threadless printed it over five years ago...
Check it out.


i agree! cute design

contemporaryscarlett


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If it doesn't print here, alter the cities shown to reflect LA, and submit it to the SF Giants baseball club. Their popular player is known as Panda, and the image of him crushing rival cities would be well-received I'd imagined.

jmmbell1987


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Also, I mean no offense to the artist, but I'd like to think that something this blotchy and childish-looking won't print.

smirksy


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I especially like the ominous shadow on the panda's face. Total harbinger of death.

And I love the simplicity of the design.

ch4n741


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madeofsun wrote:My best friend loves pandas, and orange. I really, really hope this one makes it.


how weird! I love pandas and orange too haha


I really hope this shirt wins! there aren't enough panda shirts out there =)

sweettoad


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this is the CUTESTTT shirt ever!

scionofjubal


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This artwork is great. I'm really digging the style. the complete lack of lines makes it looks like you made it with stamps.

Also, this execution is way better than the threadless tee and is barely the same subject matter.

jmmbell1987


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smirksy wrote:
And I love the simplicity of the design.


Simple is one thing. Amateurish is another. Simple is, I dunno, "Blackbird" by The Beatles. This is more akin to "Chopsticks".

Anyways, I'm gonna end it there because I don't want it to seem like I have a vendetta against no1. I don't care for this design, and I'll leave it at that.

freyes128


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We would never see it coming...dang pandas

like them regardless, would get it.

enjoystees


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Probably my favorite entry so far. But why is the space needle and the st. louis arch in the same city.

Schrobblehead


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enjoystees wrote:Probably my favorite entry so far. But why is the space needle and the st. louis arch in the same city.


*cough*

I'm a Christmas Unicorn! In a uniform made of gold, with a billy-goat beard, and a sorcerer's shield, and mistletoe on my nose!

jesusbeard


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Is trouble brewing?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=028qkDLiyp4

mer

bookworm656


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For some reason it took me a long time to see the panda in this. But now that I've seen the panda, I like it! Not sure I'd wear it though...

Woot: I'm in it for the monkeys.

Rettocs


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bookworm656 wrote:For some reason it took me a long time to see the panda in this. But now that I've seen the panda, I like it! Not sure I'd wear it though...


Same here, I thought it was 2 of something with their hands together (impossible to describe with words). It took me a while to "see" that it was actually a panda.

Jedigreedo


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Wow, great pun play. :D

drewleathers


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This shirt rules! How do i vote for it?

gwp


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drewleathers wrote:This shirt rules! How do i vote for it?


First you make a purchase from an of the Woot sites. After that, a button will appear above and to the left of the picture with the words [I'D WANT ONE]. Press that, and you've voted.

Only purchasers can vote. Even if you don't vote (and you will vote, right?) you could still buy this shirt when it wins, and then vote for others in the future.

freiz


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This reminds me a lot of this shirt at Threadless that's been in print for a while: http://www.threadless.com/product/178/Pandamonium

gwp


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freiz wrote:This reminds me a lot of this shirt at Threadless that's been in print for a while: http://www.threadless.com/product/178/Pandamonium


Z0MG!!1! You're right! It's like an exact copy and everything!

It reminds you "a lot" of the Threadless shirt? Because they both have panda's? Because they are both a similar play on words? I smell a troll.

tascott02


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Great design. Love how you defined the shape with the backlighting.



ThunderPandaFury


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THUNDERPANDA LIKEY.

A++ WOULD WEAR.

THUNDERPANDA LOVED PANDAS BEFORE IT WAS COOL.

jmmbell1987


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gwp wrote:Z0MG!!1! You're right! It's like an exact copy and everything!

It reminds you "a lot" of the Threadless shirt? Because they both have panda's? Because they are both a similar play on words? I smell a troll.


Good lord, it's not trolling. Woot has never demanded that only exact copies merit rejection. Less similar shirts have been rejected in the past. For that matter, more similar ones have also gotten the green light, so you never can tell.

Regardless, they share same title, more or less, and both feature giant, destructive pandas. You'd have to be blind not to see the similarities. That doesn't necessarily mean that this should be rejected but freiz isn't a troll either. The rejectionator rule is, and has always been, "similar shirts exist", not identical.

gwp


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jmmbell1987 wrote:You'd have to be blind not to see the similarities.


So, because No1 uses panda's in every design, they will all be similar to this threadless shirt? And any design featuring exaggerated lips (Kenney9226) will run afoul of a similarity to the Rolling Stones logo? Oh come on. You're looking to cause trouble, and it's really not necessary.

jmmbell1987


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gwp wrote:So, because No1 uses panda's in every design, they will all be similar to this threadless shirt? And any design featuring exaggerated lips (Kenney9226) will run afoul of a similarity to the Rolling Stones logo? Oh come on. You're looking to cause trouble, and it's really not necessary.


You're putting words in my mouth (er, keyboard?).

You called freiz a troll. I posited that he was simply noting similarities that do exist, due to content and theme. I never made the leap that every panda shirt would also be too similar. I'm not sure where you got that.

Panda shirts are one thing. Giant destructopandas are far more specific, and it's not trolling for freiz to note that.

And no, I'm not looking to cause trouble. I never am. I saw fit to defend freiz. I haven't said anything incendiary.

gwp


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jmmbell1987 wrote:And no, I'm not looking to cause trouble. I never am. I saw fit to defend freiz. I haven't said anything incendiary.


Actually, to be fair, I had seen that you posted earlier, and confused you with llklocke, who also tried to use the Threadless shirt as a comparison. Apologies to you.

The constant searching of other online shirt sites to see if something might be a ripoff of another artist's work loses most of its usefulness when the similarities are as tenuous as they are between No1's design and the one on Threadless. Too many people seem to have taken this effort on as a cause and hobby, and it makes the threads a less pleasant place to be.

The fact that both designs feature panda's that are disproportionally larger than their surroundings, and that the artists each chose to title them based on a play on words is the limit of similarity. One is drawn somewhat realistically, and is engaged in combat with infantry. The other is striding over the skyline, with no weapons in sight, and is or a far greater proportion to the city than the Threadless shirt. The style is far from realistic in this design as well.

To try to suggest that the two are similar enough to constitute infringement would appear to be more than just a passing observation. It sure seemed to have been posted with the intent to create a response, either by the rejectificator or by other forum participants. Unless someone really felts that another artist's rights were being infringed upon, what's the point?

Again, the commentary above is not intended for you, but mostly to those who try a little too hard to disqualify others' work, or imply that they are guilty of unoriginal thinking or at least execution.

No1 is about as unique as they come. Nobody would accuse him of tracing or using a photo or someone else's vector art as the basis of his design. Those are the kind of violations that should be made public and potentially result in rejection. Not for choosing the same breed of animal and pun.

Josephus


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I love the focus the big ole panda giant has on putting his foot down in just the right spot.

AdderXYU


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gwp wrote:So, because No1 uses panda's in every design, they will all be similar to this threadless shirt? And any design featuring exaggerated lips (Kenney9226) will run afoul of a similarity to teh Rolling Stones logo? Oh come on. You're looking to cause trouble, and it's really not necessary.


I'm pretty sure No1 iz better known for vegetables as animals and people than for pandas. Has he been entering pandas lately?

It doesn't matter what he's known for though. teh threadless shirt iz older than shirt.woot iz.

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