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yankeebird wrote:After reading this, I googled until I found one sign with the fetus on top, and I personally think it looks just as bad. Pretty much every "No (fill in the blank)" sign has the line going through the entire image, not something on top of the line. I found "no pregnant women" signs with the baby located elsewhere so it's not on top of the line, and they look much better. I didn't think you were actually trying to mimic birth, but this just looks inappropriate to me.
And I agree with the others who have commented that if there was some sort of other tie-in to an amusement park in your design, it would make a huge difference. Without any context, it looks in remarkably poor taste.
But it's your design and you can take advice, or not, if you wish. However, if you get rejected again, I think this thread presents suggestions as to why. Woot usually reserves "no" comments for shirts that either blatantly violate a copyright or are just tasteless. The former doesn't apply so you probably got axed for the latter. I wish they'd give more details in these situations, especially if the artist asks, but this is what I've seen.
I agree that the pregnant one does look awkward but I was also trying to make each one stand on its own and not be an exact match of other ones out there. I also like the fact that it kept it from being exactly like the other warnings on the sign so it broke it up a little bit.
Yes, I'm sure I could have done some incidental text or a ride design in the background but that wasn't what I was going for... I wanted to keep it simple and have a certain rough, straight to the point feel to it like most signs of these type do.
And you say if I get rejected again that this thread has suggestions why it should be, but I say that this thread also shows why it shouldn't be... and that people are going to see what they want and make it as bad/good/funny/simplistic as they want.
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