jupilberry wrote:Many times when I come up with a derby entry I think "this has to exist elsewhere." I am always pleasantly surprised when I find that it doesn't. Most of the time there are multiple, very similar shirt designs already available and I figure the world certainly does not need another one. I see others do not necessarily feel the same and I have a feeling that this derby will have a lot of rehashing of existing designs/concepts.
I think this is to be expected. It almost stopped me from submitting anything to the derby, but what the heck. We cannot blame the artists; as long as woot does not reject stuff that is just a rehash of what is already for sale elsewhere, they should continue submitting. On the other hand, if you can do a significantly better job at representing an existing idea, maybe that is good enough. This type of derby topic invites this type of copy-cat design, but wait a week and we will again get some original designs.