byrbwr wrote:this is the craziest, saddest derby i have ever seen. designs that mean something--that are beautiful and creative are being passed up in favor for a coffee-stained t-shirt, or a fake hoodie shirt, or this worthless shirt that lets people know where your internal organs are (i guess in case they didn't happen to bring their x-ray machine with them and were curious).
shirt.woot will never be threadless, nor will it ever be a site that can be taken seriously, as long as people continue to vote for this crap. and that's what it is--crap. you can argue all you want, but these designs are sad. i'd really dislike to actually meet the people who vote for these in real life because they are surely morons. and don't tell me you graduated from college or have a 100k a year job--a moron is a moron. and if you voted for this, that's what you are.
Y'know, not every T-shirt needs to be beautiful. Sometimes, the goal of a t-shirt design is to be clever, eye-catching, enticing, to make a statement, or even to simply be informative. Since the current derby focus is trompe-l'œil, an art form which by its very nature values cleverness as much as it does beauty, cut the artists and voters a little slack. Calling people "morons" because of their voting preferences in an online T-shirt contest doesn't help the case for your own intelligence any.