jimiyo wrote:Arg, No noontime sellout!!
I wonder if this shirt was sold maybe 6 months to a year ago if it would have sold out or at least done better.
I know the s.o. quantity is jacked up to 3000 now, but still.. I think the consumer base has shifted alot since Woot has been predominantly more cutesy.
It might be my last approved shirt at woot if the trend continues. I dont think Joel could substantiate accepting work if the market is condusive to more clever/cute/etc for which I dont have a problem. It takes all kinds.
Continue the palaver, praise, or probing insults if you got them. Im rubber!
I don't think that there's no hope for non-cute shirts. But when I look at the derbies, 90% of what's even submitted falls into the cute, kitsch, or geek categories.
When given the choice, I will avoid geek shirts like the plague. It doesn't say anything about who I am. I'll vote for the cute shirts if I think they're either something I'd wear (rare), or something I'd buy for a femme friend or two (MUCH more common).
I HAVE noticed, however, that woot's shirts seem to follow patterns. You will see a majority of shirts submitted and voted highly to be of a particular style for a while.. and then the style will shift. Currently, we're in the cute style (which I'm perfectly okay with if they're clever and funny or particularly artistically excellent). Before this, it was everything involving multiple curve brushes in illustrator, usually with a sense of the abstract mixed with the concrete. Before that, it was more traditional logo tees, often with simulated weathering.
I fully believe that it will eventually move toward a different style.
Will it be one you like? That, I can't tell you.