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tarmawolf


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This is a little pop-culturey to me.

jvcline


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Re: The PiRAT



Aside from the name being a riff on 'pirate', and while I think the shirt is cute, I fail to see how this is related to pirates. It's a math shirt, and a rat shirt, but it's not a pirate shirt. The 'pirate ships have rats' defense is laughable.

There are other clever, and more to the point PIRATE RELATED shirts, that deserve a place in the fog over a math joke veiled as being piratey.

j5


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BootsBoots wrote:
(it really works).

It does!
nice!

move along

tarmawolf


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odysseyroc wrote:This should be fine. Kevlar's design from the last derby wasn't rejected, and Thatrobert printed with a shirt (in a "no text only" derby) where the "graphic elements' were borders around the text. You can have as much text as you want, as long as you have some kind of graphic element.



Some kind of graphic element really gets pushed, especially in this derby, I'm seeing, by faded watermarks covered in text and, as with this one, some clip art with a focus on the text.

dreweyes


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Wow just now saw your design, great minds think alike! lol

tclem


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meedox


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Re: Big Dream Little Bottle



You can dream big, even in a little bottle. ;D

jvcline


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Re: The Crow's Nest



This is absolutely adorable.

Naolito


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Re: Ye Olde Party (RESUB)



Still great!

aleafloor


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Re: Big Dream Little Bottle





Adorable!!!

tclem


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tclem wrote:



This is the bong!!! I love it!

jvcline


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Re: Big Dream Little Bottle



Seconded on being adorable!

kmtowers


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Re: From Sea to Sky



This would make an awesome print!!!

Naolito


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Re: [url=http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=60947]Nothing at



Very clever

Naolito


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Re: Nothing at sight



haha love it!

Mariachi43


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Re: Pirate Letter



I don't get it...

j5


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odysseyroc wrote:I'd hate to think that the hours and hours you spent on this were wasted

lol

move along

bpeterson82


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Re: Pirate Radio



Hmmm... that ship looks familiar...

Mavyn


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Re: How to Drive a Pirate Mad



These never work for me. There are theories on why...most of them not great.

But much as I like BootsBoots, I am not sure I want a shirt that requires people stare at the sweater cows grazing space...

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

omarfeliciano


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Re: Searchin' For Booty



I love your pointillism style. It's like half toning, but hardcore!

fishbiscuit5


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Re: Arrrrrrctopus!



Love the purple!!







profbrendan


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Re: Arrrr!


I would be quite happy to see this win so I can buy it for the wifey, whose name also starts with R. Nicely done, Wences!

odysseyroc


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jvcline wrote:Aside from the name being a riff on 'pirate', and while I think the shirt is cute, I fail to see how this is related to pirates. It's a math shirt, and a rat shirt, but it's not a pirate shirt. The 'pirate ships have rats' defense is laughable.

There are other clever, and more to the point PIRATE RELATED shirts, that deserve a place in the fog over a math joke veiled as being piratey.



Designs based on a pun of the derby theme, are a time honored tradition. It's the artist's job to push the boudaries as much as possible, and it's the rejectionator's job to let it slide or give it the axe. This design is definitely something a derby veteran would consider being on-theme.





perdita00


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citizencoyote wrote:There's something very appealing about a simple, neat design. Nice work!



Thankyou!!

Mavyn


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Re: Failed Mutiny



This is the perfect companion to Edgar's o god please help us.

I need a 'scared balloons' collection!

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

sundbe10


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stingray69


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jvcline wrote:Agreeing with tarmawolf, like other top submissions while being humorous it's still a submission that prioritizes the text over the art, which, to me, is clearly disregarding the rules. :\



Does this design have a graphical element? Clearly. So what's the problem?

grrlmarvel


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Re: Arrrrrrctopus!



I hope to add this to my t-shirt collection. Nice job... you know I love your style!

profbrendan


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Re: No Escape


Love the execution of the colors and the layout is wonderful. Great work!

fishbiscuit5


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Re: No Quarter Given



Excellent execution!







stingray69


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Re: The Crow's Nest



I can't quite put my finger on why, but I love this design. GMV.

jvcline


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odysseyroc wrote:Designs based on a pun of the derby theme, are a time honored tradition. It's the artist's job to push the boudaries as much as possible, and it's the rejectionator's job to let it slide or give it the axe. This design is definitely something a derby veteran would consider being on-theme.



It's not pushing a boundary, it's making a pun that's only related to the theme by the barest of threads. This is definitely something you shouldn't need to be a derby veteran to notice, but, hey.

profbrendan


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Re: The Crow's Nest


I love the minimal, muted colors. The drawing is just great all around.

lyonscc


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jvcline wrote:Agreeing with tarmawolf, like other top submissions while being humorous it's still a submission that prioritizes the text over the art, which, to me, is clearly disregarding the rules. :\



The rules say: "No text only designs. You must have a graphical element."

In the past, the "graphical element" has been interpreted to be something as simple as a big dot.

See http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=57539 for an example.

odysseyroc


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jvcline wrote:It's not pushing a boundary, it's making a pun that's only related to the theme by the barest of threads. This is definitely something you shouldn't need to be a derby veteran to notice, but, hey.



"Related to the theme by the barest of threads" is pushing it. It's on theme until the rejectionator says it's not. That's the derby, and how it's always worked.





jvcline


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stingray69 wrote:Does this design have a graphical element? Clearly. So what's the problem?



If I go by that, I could submit a shirt that has three paragraphs worth of a poem, and doodle a Godzilla at the bottom and it would conform to what you consider a 'graphical element'.

wersns


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aleafloor wrote:My bad, I meant culture! >,<



Ah just saw the other one, you are correct. I'm waiting for the gods of woot to reject me :P

jvcline


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odysseyroc wrote:"Related to the theme by the barest of threads" is pushing it. It's on theme until the rejectionator says it's not. That's the derby, and how it's always worked.



'That's how it's always worked' is the kind of aged, trite excuse that will continue to let good artists that don't have as strong a fanbase go ignored while subpar material done by popular artists will continue to top the chart. (This is a general statement, not necessarily relating to this shirt)

tarmawolf


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odysseyroc wrote:Designs based on a pun of the derby theme, are a time honored tradition. It's the artist's job to push the boudaries as much as possible, and it's the rejectionator's job to let it slide or give it the axe. This design is definitely something a derby veteran would consider being on-theme.



Time honored traditions aside, this competition pays good money to those who enter it. Those of us who pay money to have the ability to vote would appreciate less stock being put into "traditions" that are merely puns pushing good, creative and on-theme artwork aside.

WinterArtwork


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Re: Scurvy Dog



simple, cute and wearable!