The purpose of this post is two-fold: to satisfy my curiosity and to engage a discussion about this topic. I recently submitted a design for the Kings of Leon contest which was declined. I emailed the staff and they have not gotten back to me just yet, but were I to hazard a guess I believe that it was rejected due to content. As that may be the case I’ve linked the design here instead of posting the image directly, note that this may be considered offensive to some people:
I admit that my perception of what is appropriate or not may be biased—moreso because my design was effected. I also respect that DBH has responsibilities in maintaining a public site. I’m looking for other viewpoints on this matter. Here are a few questions to get things started:
1)Do you feel it’s appropriate to the Kings of Leon? Does it go too far?
2)Given the following examples of designs in the voting, do you find these less “obscene” than my design?
3)Given that PG-13 movies range in the intensity of sexual themes and nudity, at what point would you say a design crosses that line?