Derby #338: Metallic Ink

Everything Happens (resub)

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Rejected because: Similar shirts exist

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allnsmithee


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Resubbed with a different background pattern. For some reason the previous design was rejected, when the spots I used were large enough to match the derby specs (about 24 pixels across) without being halftones.

If you voted for my previous design, please vote again!!!

Thanks!

omarfeliciano


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18 votes in less than an hour?... That's... impressive, I guess

feelinggroovy


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omarfeliciano wrote:18 votes in less than an hour?... That's... impressive, I guess


I dunno. It was in the fog before it was rejected earlier. I've seen a lot of designs move fast early on. Radscoolian's almost always do, as do Fishbiscuit's, for example. I am guessing they all use social media to blast out new designs, which I do on GooglePlus, though my circles are small.

I wish I would have read the rules better, because my 6-color design kept me up most of the night. That will teach me to read better.

biblioanne


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My husband wants this shirt to be offered in every color and he will buy one of each.

marceepauff


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This is very funny and well designed but metallic ink isn't necessary for it to be funny or well designed. This could just be submitted as a daily. I think the winning shirts should actually reflect the theme and be designed specifically because it's metallic ink.

tazfreeatlast


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allnsmithee wrote:Resubbed with a different background pattern. For some reason the previous design was rejected, when the spots I used were large enough to match the derby specs (about 24 pixels across) without being halftones.

If you voted for my previous design, please vote again!!!

Thanks!

https://www.google.com/search?q=Everything+Happens+For+a+Reason+shirt&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=rcs&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=m1fTUtjYCuLD2AXY-oGgBQ&ved=0CIkBELAE&biw=1280&bih=626#imgdii=_

http://www.zazzle.com/everything_happens_for_a_reason_t_shirt-235148341830843124

allnsmithee


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tazfreeatlast wrote:https://www.google.com/search?q=Everything+Happens+For+a+Reason+shirt&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=rcs&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=m1fTUtjYCuLD2AXY-oGgBQ&ved=0CIkBELAE&biw=1280&bih=626#imgdii=_

I agree that it is not a new quote - I had a humanities prof who wrote it at the top of his chalkboard the first day of class 20 years ago. Nearly all of the shirts in your link are only "Everything Happens for a Reason", and the exception (the one you posted) is just plain text.

marceepauff wrote:This is very funny and well designed but metallic ink isn't necessary for it to be funny or well designed. This could just be submitted as a daily. I think the winning shirts should actually reflect the theme and be designed specifically because it's metallic ink.


I get what you're saying, and I was working on this as a one-color design, where I wanted the main phrase to be eye-catching, and the punch line to require a little more work, so it seemed like metallic ink would give it that extra punch.

marceepauff


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On the other hand, I really don't think it's fair that this got pulled for "similar shirt exists" -- if you do it better, it'll still sell, right? Besides they give PLLLLEEENNNTTTY of passes (and even honorable mentions) to designs are the epitome of "similar shirt exists". Rejectionator is playing favorites. Sorry AS.

allnsmithee


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marceepauff wrote:On the other hand, I really don't think it's fair that this got pulled for "similar shirt exists" -- if you do it better, it'll still sell, right? Besides they give PLLLLEEENNNTTTY of passes (and even honorable mentions) to designs are the epitome of "similar shirt exists". Rejectionator is playing favorites. Sorry AS.


Thanks, Marcee. Que sera sera.

It's long been a "feature" of Derby moderation that some artists can do whatever they want with little to no fear of rejection, while a number of other artists get frequently screwed.

Once you figure out which bucket you're in, you try to act accordingly. In this case, I should have know from the pente ante first rejection for "halftones" that weren't halftones.

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