tgentry wrote:Yeah I assumed they meant their logo has to appear undistorted somewhere on the bag, which it does. The logo on the apron is part of the design. Some clarification from woot would be welcome, but I think I met the woot's intent by putting the logo in the upper right corner. The rest of the design should be fair game. That's how I interpreted it.
As for the text, I didn't see anything that said it couldn't be on there (unless I missed it, which wouldn't surprise me), so I added it. I figured a "shirt truck" would probably have the name of the company on it.
Hmm, I am confused on this issue regarding woot logo use (woot, if you're listening please clarify), but knowing how easily rejection comes when rules are "skewed" I did not alter the logo at all in my design. The rule includes "or otherwise altered" so I was under the impression that it had to be exactly as it is except for scale. And I avoided text (despite temptation) since it says it has to follow the rules of the "Derby in general." Maybe I'm just being too paranoid, but hopefully woot can help to make this clear.
If they do not, perhaps to play it safe you can submit both versions, one officially playing by general derby rules and one that takes a little bit of artistic liberty using the logo/text. When submitting the former, you could make suggestions to woot as to where shirt.woot! goes and suggest the logo on the apron (also, I don't know if they would consider the rotation of the logo at top right legit). It would just kind of stink if they rejected it for what they might deem alteration, albeit slight.
The design I made uses the woot logo about 10,000 times. This might be my only chance to get in my woot references (the only rule I was ever rejected for) so I took advantage of it and recreated the world map using just the logo in blue and yellow on white (calling it, what else, "World of Woot"). It is still a work in progress and I am contemplating adding lines (added a few in the version I included below) going to and from Carrolton and one out to the recipient with the logo to represent what woot is all about (the world gives ideas to woot and woot shares some of the ideas with the world). I made the start of going in that direction but might keep it plain without the additions. I am on the fence and will keep playing with the concept. I also looked at doing just part of North America which allowed me to increase the size of the logo and make it more apparent (plus woot uses the U.S map only--but then it advertises/ships globally-- I'm torn). Any feedback is welcome.
Back to the issue at hand though, if I follow the rules to the letter, I should not overlap any of the logos with lines or anything or may need to modify the logos affected by the lines so that they are just colored circles (which makes me want to go with the North American version or even the circular arctic version with a big blue woot logo over the north pole's ice). But if woot allows some obscuring of the logo, I can expand upon my original world map if I'd like and not worry about overlaps. I too may play it safe and submit two versions if we do not hear back from them.
Oh, I almost forgot. The plain world map with the Arctic and Antarctica as ice was designed so it would allow woot the flexibility to work their name and logo across the bottom (my suggestion) or top. This keeps me safely within the rules but allows them to work with the design some to get something to their liking or add what they need. Until woot clears this up, it may be wise to build into your designs some ways to make it work if they are to strictly enforce their rules.
As noted, feedback is welcome. I have a few other ideas but will likely not have the time to execute them. If anyone is stuck, feel free to write me and I'll share.