petitefilou wrote:I don't have a problem with the design, but if they rejected the first they should reject this one too. If they changed their minds, they should change the reason for the original rejection or un-reject it or SOMETHING.
This seems just inconsistent and silly, and frustrates me for reasons which have nothing to do with the artist and everything to do with woot's rubbish, inconsistent, opaque and seemingly randomly applied rejection policy.
I think that woot's decision to reject the original is fine based on the fact that the background symbol resembled text. I wasn't sure if I was crossing a line with the original, and it seems I was; however, I wanted to dispute the second part of the rejection notice, and that's why I resubmitted with a correction to the background. I took the time to defend my design, and hope that woot will read it and consider the inspiration for the design. Like I said before, it is obviously woot's decision in the end, but I didn't want to just let it go. The theme is not famous mexicans, the theme is Mexico. And for the record, the derby theme states Spanish colonialism as fair game. The entire Zorro story is based in Spanish colonialism and represents the struggle of the Mexicans against the Spanish with Zorro as their hero.