bassanimation wrote:I too would like to thank everyone for their input, be it positive or negative. We definitely tried for something a little bit out of the ordinary with this design. On one hand, I absolutely think the print concerns and other criticisms are well founded. But on the other hand, if we never try anything new we'll never know how it will be received. If this does make it to print then we can actually see the result ourselves and make a real judgment on if this type of coloring is right for Woot.
Well said, Bass. Adder, take note: this is how you disagree without being a tremendous jerkface.
I'm with O-Roc's post (would quote, thread too long). Like him, I voted for this primarily b/c I'd be interested to see if this will print well, given TJost's expertise with seps. Is there a chance it won't print well, like the sabretooth cheezburger design? Sure. If it prints badly, though, it won't be the end of the world: most of us can live with that. And, yes, yes, I know "this contest is Very Serious: it's about more than a t-shirt, it's for one grand, blah blah."
That (sarcastically paraphrased) argument is quite valid when someone is being unethical or using stolen work. But when someone is using a new technnique to see if it will print well? I say, go for it: push the boundaries. If it doesn't work out, like I said, you get a bad print: the world doesn't end and no one with sinister motives would be rewarded. It would simply be a teachable moment on what does and doesn't work here at woot.