Inatangle wrote:Your design does stand apart from those others... it's the best one by far. I hope you aren't DQed... you did an excellent job with this concept.
(That's the problem with designing and putting it on line... so many times it seems like everybody & his brother had the same idea as you.)
Inatangle, your positive feedback is always appreciated, but you should understand that other artists have gotten rejected for SSE (similar shirts exist), regardless of how good the execution is. I'll point out a personal example:
I subbed this one for the springtime derby. I did a search (admittedly only on woot), and found nothing similar. Thought I had a winner on my hands.
Turns out another woot artist had thought of it before, years before, entered it in a derby and it never printed. The artist has since put it on his personal site.
But it was enough to have mine rejected, despite very different styles and no other similar items as far as I could tell.
I would personally find it unfair, but life isn't fair, and I certainly don't want an artists' efforts going to waste -- I would however, appreciate consistency from woot when it comes to these decisions.
And geekfactor12, no ill-will, I appreciate your designs and creativity, but making a point here. Hope that's ok.