Derby #263: England
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Hitchhikers Error

Hitchhikers Error
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dmaz


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Re: Hitchhikers Error


A little close to being a text-only shirt. At least it breaks the spirit of the no text-only rule, anyway.

HeartlineTwist


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dmaz wrote:A little close to being a text-only shirt. At least it breaks the spirit of the no text-only rule, anyway.


I don't think it's fair to say this breaks the spirit of the no text rule when shirts where the sole graphical component is the words forming an image have passed. There are graphical components here. Heck, the graphical component here is just as good as the ones in all of the Keep Calm and Carry On parodies.

shikausstan


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dmaz wrote:A little close to being a text-only shirt. At least it breaks the spirit of the no text-only rule, anyway.


A little close yes I agree to that, but there is another woot rule that they use occasionally called no text centric designs. Since that rule is not in place I don't believe I have broken the spirit of the rule at all.

tomspc


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Looks like an all text shirt to me

abuffalo


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BSOD is iconic. It is as visual as a stop sign.

Which is why this doesn't look right.

Typeface matters.

spike31642


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As a woman I would not want someone staring at my chest to read this whole thing... awkward!!

mjc613


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spike31642 wrote:As a woman I would not want someone staring at my chest to read this whole thing... awkward!!


I agree. But think how weird it would be for a man to have someone staring at his chest! It could lower his self-esteem.

literallylisa


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abuffalo wrote:BSOD is iconic. It is as visual as a stop sign.

Which is why this doesn't look right.

Typeface matters.


Agreed.

writermist


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wow... these winning shirts are really pushing the envelope on the "no text only shirts" rule

kylemittskus


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Please tell me that the really insignificant hand excuses this from the "no text-only" rule.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

tessderpervilles


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kylemittskus wrote:Please tell me that the really insignificant hand excuses this from the "no text-only" rule.

It does.
No text only is so that you don't type out some slogan in a random font and plop it on here. Last time that happened, it was bad.

kylemittskus


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tessderpervilles wrote:so that you don't type out some slogan in a random font and plop it on here


You mean, exactly like this shirt has done?

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

shikausstan


quality posts: 1 Private Messages shikausstan
kylemittskus wrote:You mean, exactly like this shirt has done?


I'm sorry you seem to have a bone to pick with my design. I just follow the rules as they have been described.

Reclaimer456


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shikausstan wrote:I'm sorry you seem to have a bone to pick with my design. I just follow the rules as they have been described.

Pointing out a legitimate issue is not "having a bone to pick". For all intents and purposes, this is a text-only design. (Hint: If you can remove all the "images" from a shirt and it works just as well, it is a text-only shirt)

kylemittskus


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shikausstan wrote:I'm sorry you seem to have a bone to pick with my design. I just follow the rules as they have been described.


I don't care about your shirt. I'm not a designer, I have no interest in any of these shirts, and know no one who has a design. I have no dog in the fight.

My problem is that your entire shirt is predicated on the words. And unfortunately for you (or at least it should be), this isn't the "Words on a shirt" derby. You added the random thumbs up image to skirt around the no-text rule. And I'm calling foul.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

shikausstan


quality posts: 1 Private Messages shikausstan
Reclaimer456 wrote:Pointing out a legitimate issue is not "having a bone to pick". For all intents and purposes, this is a text-only design. (Hint: If you can remove all the "images" from a shirt and it works just as well, it is a text-only shirt)


What both of you are arguing is called Text-Centric. Woot has a different rule for that. Text-only and Text-Centric are not the same. And its not a random thumbs-up this is Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy...

kylemittskus


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shikausstan wrote:What both of you are arguing is called Text-Centric. Woot has a different rule for that. Text-only and Text-Centric are not the same. And its not a random thumbs-up this is Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy...


I'll concede your point, but this shirt doesn't seem to fit into the spirit of this derby. It feels like a technicality.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

sgreenip


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I find it odd that everyone is attacking shikausstan and no one has attacked toby8915 who is currently in the fog. I think shikausstan's design could use some font work, but it is more creative than toby's.

Re: Keep Calm...Here's a Towel

sgreenip


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sgreenip wrote:


Just my opinion, of course.

sheenachu


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sgreenip wrote:


I agree! There are so many websites now that let you generate your own "keep calm" memes and print them on shirts

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