C'mon, people - this IS the Seki/Ramyb realm. Stop kvetching and let it be. Man, critiquing the font choice (or typeface) is just stretching.
Just let be. It's not like anyone thought the kawaii champs would forego this derby, right?
I know I'm, like, three days late in this, but it kind of struck a nerve with me.
I don't see how critiquing a typeface choice for a shirt design is stretching at all. And I don't see how it's pretentious, either. Woot allowed text for this derby, and as such all text used throughout the derby should (rightfully so) be considered an integral part of each design that utilizes it.
Seki and Ramy are both well-practiced illustrators and won't be crushed if they get called out for being lazy about typefaces. I asked Ramy why he did what he did with the copy on his "Come Closer" shirt, and he considered my question justifiable enough to give me an answer. Seki, however, has yet to explain why she manually Condensed that Cooper Black. Not to my knowledge, at least.
I don't mean to sound so annoyed with this debate, but I'm an avid typographer and I hate when people fail to see the importance of not abusing it.