tgentry wrote:It did make me do a double-take when I first saw it, but I don't see a problem here. Michael is a well respected artist that's been here a long time and earned a good reputation. I feel comfortable that he wouldn't purposefully copy a design. I just chalk it up to two artists having the same idea and presenting it in the most logical way. Since similar shirts don't exist, I don't see a problem there. As an aside, it looks much better than mine and solves many of the problems my version had. Nice work.
That's an interesting precedent to set here. What's to stop people from just going through past derbies and redoing other designs that didn't quite make it? I don't think this guy did anything intentionally, but what about the next guy? Anyone can say they never saw a previous design. Is the bar now set at "it didn't actually print on a shirt before, so regardless of the similarities, it's OK."?