ScarlettVeith ScarlettVeith Artist from United Kingdom

I love this design – congrats on the print!

@D4N13L: up to 4 months for picking the design whilst in the voting stage plus DBH say it’s up to 4 months for the print to be produced = 8 months (check out my pro maths skills 8D).

I guess they may have also wanted to give it as long as possible to separate it from the Teefury print.

ealmasy ealmasy Human

Hope DBH isn’t going pop culture — they’re already doing that to death on TeeFury.

D4N13L D4N13L Artist from Cochabamba, Bolivia

Nothing wrong with popculture :) meloves it!

D4N13L D4N13L Artist from Cochabamba, Bolivia

Looking at it closely, I wish the eyes were more Kemit-like, ya know? and where’s the collar thingy? oh man, sorry for being this picky, haha.

lisaxnish lisaxnish Artist from California, United States

@D4N13L maybe he didn’t have a collar thing cuz collar = clothing which doesn’t show on x-rays? i dunno :X hehe just a guess! or maybe he had to get nakeds for it!

Maxvador Maxvador Artist from France

Congratulation ! This is a nice print !

D4N13L D4N13L Artist from Cochabamba, Bolivia

@Lisa, you might be right :) but the eyes would make this one even awesomer, but hey that’s just me :D

lisaxnish lisaxnish Artist from California, United States

it’s true, but this is one pretty awesome design none the less! :D

and so funny, but i have had kermit’s “rainbow connection” and “it’s not easy being green” on my playlist for the past couple months XP haha. do not judge me!

sweetP sweetP Artist

Congrats on the print.

i guess i am just a little bit confused as to why this got printed, when it is not at all the artists original idea? nothing against the artist. again, congratulations. i just dont get it…. after the sources listed by Karmatic above.

“ From the Huffington Post

This joke was on Scrubs

Not to mention the 1st hit on google looks quite similar:

And what’s this! One year before you had the brilliant idea:

CatPrime CatPrime Artist from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

A pun/ parody tee from DBH? Well I neverr hahaa

Dadoff Dadoff Artist from CA, United States

I saw this on campus Cal State Long Beach like 2 weeks ago?! It must have been the teefury one. Nice work and keep doing clever ideas well!

Karyn2002 Karyn2002 Human from United States

“Works previously published in any location other than DesignByHumans may not be submitted.”

Apparently it’s different if it was published at Teefury? It’s worth sending an email and asking I’d think.

@SweetP and Karmatic

The DBH rules say “ All submitted designs must be the original work of the participant.” – there’s NOTHING that says it must be the “original idea” of the artist. If that were the case, it would make it ridiculous, because any design similar to what had been seen before can be argued is similar, and how is an artist supposed to prove they never saw the other version? (this specific case happened with two subs that were similar 4 days apart. The “original” artist felt he’d be “copied” and thestray pointed out that if similarity of concept/idea was representation of unoriginality, then both in question had ripped off collisiontheory, Mr. Davenport, etc)

As for the “evidence” – the evidence merely shows that the CONCEPT of having a hand inside a puppet on an x-ray was “known” – not that this particular interpretation or execution had been done before. Having looked at all the “evidence,” there’s nothing showing that it was. If similarity of concept/a previously known concept was enough to keep something from being printed, http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/detail/7431 would have never been printed – because someone somewhere has put trees on a white background before, so it’s not an “original” concept. However, it’s obvious that while expo wasn’t unique in putting trees on a white background, it’s HOW he did so that makes his work visually interesting, unique, and print worthy.

I happen to like this shirt more than any of the other executions of the concept shown in “evidence,” though it’s not something I think I’d ever actually wear. Congratulations on getting printed, you deserve it. Good work.

D4N13L D4N13L Artist from Cochabamba, Bolivia

Well, I never subbed here any design I subbed on TeeFury and well, actually never thought on doing so until Polynothing said this design “did so well over TeeFury I submitted to DBH”.

Oh yeah, I remember the “dispute” between some guys over expo’s design, the one with a spray can, I even got hit there, haha. They said my Guntree design was “similar” to MrDavenport’s “Shooting stars” o.O but hey, I think those kind of things are going to happen all the time.

matteyer matteyer Human from Pennsylvania, United States
D4N13LYes, I saw this one before!! I sure hope DBH is picking up popculture related designs, maybe I’ll try and sub one of my own, haha.

I sure hope they’re not. One of the main reasons I like DBH so much is that they never print pop culture designs. Here’s to hoping that this is the last one…

Jestik Jestik Human
matt2kool said: I sure hope they’re not. One of the main reasons I like DBH so much is that they never print pop culture designs. Here’s to hoping that this is the last one…

completely, wholeheartedly, and sincerely agree with you, Matt.

sweetP sweetP Artist

karyn, there are definitely other puppets that could be “x-rayed” lol. and ok, if you like it better i will word it differently. i dont believe this was the original work of said artist. i think someone else has done it a billion times, and he simply took off the collar. duh. there have been so many designs printed on here where people scream “rip!” over so much less than this.

i was not saying that this shirt should not have been printed. i was just saying i was surprised that dbh allowed it.

It’s a shame, Someones design that adhered to the rules of the site could have been printed in place of this.

I got this shirt from TeeFury a few months ago.
Doesn’t seem like something that fits on this site. DBH has always been about very artistic designs rather then rip offs of pop culture memes.

It sold a lot on TeeFury (where it belongs), I guess people have dollar signs in their eyes.

I agree with SenseField. This doesn’t even feel like it belongs to the caliber of art on this site. Not to mention it appeared on TeeFury already: http://www.teefury.com/archive/810/Puppet_Check_up/

Next shirt please…

Taken from DBH’s “Terms” page: Works previously published in any location other than DesignByHumans may not be submitted.

How did this make it past the rules and regulations of this site?

polynothing polynothing Artist from California, United States

Thanks for the comments so far you guys! As to how this “got past” the rules of DBH, it didn’t. I e-mailed them to see if it was okay, and they were okay with it, as I believe teefury is a sister site. As for this being a dreadfull pop culture tee, I’ve been going to DBH since they started, and they used to have a much wider variety of artwork on their shirts. Perhaps one print being a bit pop culture influenced isn’t the end of the world, and is more continuing with what they have done since they started. Just a thought.

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