I'm really sorry to see this shirt got rejected. (But then, I really shouldn't buy any more woot shirts right now, so maybe I should be glad?) Either way, I hope to see more submissions from the artist.
And now for a little commentary, not about history or religion...something much less contentious, art and ethics... >.>
AdderXYU wrote:However, that there are people reading this thread who still support a designer using a style used by the people she works for disgusts me more than all the creationist nitwitting. This person should not only be rejected from this derby, but from the company she works for for taking their style and trying to profit off it outside their jurisdiction.
I think I see what you're saying here, but...well, let me push your argument a little further and see where we are. I used to work at a copy editor at a newspaper, and we used AP Style. After working there a while, I noticed my writing style (I write short stories) had shifted in the direction of that stylebook. Am I disgusting? Should I have been fired? Are my stories not worthy of being considered for publication?
I hope you don't try to argue that it is a different situation...because really the two are pretty much the same. Also, I think your use of the word disgust is a bit over the top. Offense, sure. Disgust, well, I hope not.
This is at best a very minor "borrow" and one that isn't worth being rejected for...I've seen "American Dad" and the male character here is about as reminiscent of that character (I can't remember its name) as it is of a certain comic strip detective with the last name Tracy that woot will not allow me to post the first name of.
Reject it for the religious theme -- it's hypocritical given a recent winner others have mentioned, but sure. Reject it for the bits the leaves don't cover -- enh, I would rather see this print ten times over than another video game-themed or "cute things being violent" shirt, but then again I don't make the culture we live in. Reject it for being 'reminiscent' -- nah, that one doesn't fly to me.
Again, I'm really sorry to see this one get shot down. I think it's hilarious, very clever, and in good taste, and I would have loved to have it on a shirt. And so I'm very much hoping that megsck has another submission ready for us to vote on soon. If it prints somewhere else, I would very much like to know where.