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I just need to vent. Had a killer design idea, got excited and began working on it in my excitement and forgot to Google it first. I wised up and checked before I got too far and as it turns out the idea I had has already been done. Too close to my design and really no way to re-invent it without losing the humor. Phooey!!
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    132 weeks ago
    Augh it does smurf, haha. I feel for ya :( I've lost a few design ideas to that, as well. Out of curiosity, what was your idea?
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    132 weeks ago
    Let's just say I was beat to the punch by the vey source themselves.
    http://www.ihad.de/wp-content/images/muppets_killswill_500.jpg

    I ought to have known better. The Henson corporation parodies everything. :)
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    132 weeks ago
    I hear you. I was really psyched to do a wire themed shirt - Cutty's Gym, Prop Joe's repair shop - they've all been done a few times over. Someone on anothersite even did an "Ernest Borg-9" with Ernest Borgnine as a Borg. I thought that one was a completely original idea of mine.

    It is really hard to do something new. I had a shirt up yesterday. At first I thought it was completely original. Then my buddy pointed out after seeing it that there was a Star Wars/Cheers mash up a couple years back. I wasn't following the site back then, had no idea.But I contacted the guy to make sure he'd be okay with me submitting a similar idea.

    Maybe you should do that, put your own personal spin on it and make sure you're not treading on toes.
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    132 weeks ago
    I know how you feel man, i've done that LOTS of times.. The first time somthing like this happened to me, i was like, "Oh." and then ten or so more times later "Well, of course.. *sigh*"

    Btw@Jkilpatrick
    Where did you see all those wire themed shirts.. would love to buy some of them. Especially Cutty's Gym, sounds like a GREAT design.
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    132 weeks ago
    http://shop.cafepress.com/cutty-gym

    http://www.spreadshirt.com/cutty-s-gym-baltimore-boxing-C3376A7914562

    http://www.8ball.co.uk/TV-Tshirts/CuttysBoxingGym.html

    Just a few of the ones I found on a google search.
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    132 weeks ago
    A few of my designs that have fallen prey to this...

    "Breakfast Cereal Club" (breakfast club/cereal characters mash up)

    "Korova Milk Bar" (could easily do a spin off but it's just been done to death)

    and those are two just off the top of my head but it happens at least once a week. It really smurfs.
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    132 weeks ago
    I am on the opposite side. I have ideas that I haven't found on tee or art sites, and no art skills to execute them.
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    116 weeks ago
    Hi! @BuzzArt do you have any leftover "Imaginary Friends" shirts?! please say yes!


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