Please let me know if anything is wonky or broken!
Happy New Year! xx
Hey guys, sorry about the Willemijn post; I found it on a source that wasn’t tumblr and had no idea it was someone’s edit. As soon as I get the link to the original I’ll be reblogging it from there!
I’m a stickler for proper credit— I don’t know if y’all have noticed, but every single thing on here that isn’t an official proshot is either reblogged or has a link to its source— so I’m very sorry! If you guys ever notice things that are improperly credited, always feel free to let me know by dropping me an ask because I don’t check the notes on here, lol.
Hi guys! We have some thrillifying news as well as a discussion topic!
The T-shirt design that was made from stolen artwork has been taken out of the contest! Thank you all for helping to report it and get justice for the artist. :)
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(Also missing is the one that was entitled “Glinda It’s Good to See Me”— do any of you happen to know why?)
Interestingly, it has been brought to our attention that many of the entires didn’t follow the rules specified in the contest folder. The rules, enclosed as a PDF within the downloaded folder also containing the T-shirt templates, are as follows:
1.) Limit one design submission per entrant.
2.) Select a tee template in the color you would like to use.
3.) Create a design using a MAXIMUM of 8 colors.
3.) Keep the design off the t-shirt’s seams.
4.) The design must be your own original unpublished work. Outside of Wicked materials provided on this Website, your design must not contain any other person’s or company’s logos, trademarks, or copyrighted material.
5.) You must save the design as a PDF/JPEG/PNG no larger than 80K before uploading your entry on this site.
6.) If your design is designated a winner and chosen for production, you will be asked to provide the original copies of your artwork. Original artwork can be submitted as a hand drawing, raster, or vector file. If using a raster program please make sure the actual size of the art is at least 300dpi.
Many of the designs fail in at least one category; they either used more than eight colors, didn’t use the T-shirt template, or crossed over more than one of the T-shirt’s seams. (Of course, one also didn’t follow #4, but that one has been dismissed.)
When asked about why the rule-breakers were able to win the contest, this response was received:
As you have noted, we received some designs that did not conform to the design rules, including designs that used more than 8 colors and designs that did not remain within the garment seams. We have, in our sole discretion and as permitted by the Official Rules, elected to allow the non-conforming design to be considered as finalists, so that the most exciting T shirt concepts could be presented to Wicked fans for a vote.
The question we pose to you, then, is… Is this fair?
Should rule-breakers be rewarded, regardless of how “exciting” their design is? I’m sure many people could’ve made their designs a lot more “exciting” had they also broken the rules, but they did not, and now they are paying the price.
sixteen fourteen finalists will think this is a fair choice, and it certainly is within WICKED’s discretion to choose whatever they want, but… is it fair to the thousands of other people who entered the contest and followed the rules? We at FY!WICKED don’t think so.
We WICKED fans know all too well how it is to be treated unfairly for whatever reason; that’s the message that is at the heart of the show and it’s one of the main reasons it touches us all so deeply. Therefore…
We’re asking our fellow Ozians to keep the rules in mind when voting for a T-shirt design! Please vote for one of the few that actually followed the rules out of respect for the designer!
Thank you all!
Just as a note, if you guys are graphics-makers or anything like that and you want me to see something so I can reblog it, be sure you tag it “fuckyeahwicked” just like that!
(Remember that only initial post tags show up in the tracked tags, not the tags put on reblogs.)
Now you can sort through FY!Wicked’s post by character, scene, or location!
There are also a lot of miscellaneous tag options below those!
Just gave the layout an overhaul! Hope you like it. It hadn’t been changed since May 1, 2009!!
Sidebar gif is by damnafricawhathappened, used with permission. :)
I may end up making a tag list in the sidebar, if that’s something you’re interested in? Sorted by character and song. Thoughts?
Hi guys! We finally have affiliates!
If you have a Wicked or Broadway-themed blog and you want to be on the list, just message us! <3 (Please no personal blogs, as much as you may post about Broadway.)
Go check them out, they’re lovely folks!
Remember, affiliation is a two-way street: you’ve got to link back to us as well!
Hello there, loyal Ozians!
As I’m sure you’re all aware, Halloween is right around the corner!
If you’re doing a Wicked/Oz-related costume this year, we’d love to see it!!
Submit away! :)
We don’t usually post stuff like this, but it’s been really grinding our gears.
It has come to our attention that
SOSWANKIFIED.TUMBLR.COM now known as PINK-GOESGOODWITH-GREEN.TUMBLR.COM has been right-click-save reposting— not reblogging— a number of exclusive photos we’ve obtained for this blog, including (but not limited to):
And they have not been attributing credit.
And that’s just pretty fucked up.
We hope that we don’t have to explain the importance of proper attribution.
Imagine you’ve just spent hours laboring over a piece of art… and someone saves it, uploads it, and doesn’t even bother to give you a link back? Seriously, that’s just plain rude.
Or imagine you spent your hard-earned paycheck… not only on decent camera equipment, but on a ticket to a last show of a performer you quite enjoy. And you take that photo and you’re so proud of it and you might even have an autographed copy at home and it’s YOURS… and your friend asks you if she can post it because it’s awesome, and you say yeah sure, as long as you give me a link back! And of course you do because she’s a great photographer and deserves recognition. But then someone decides they don’t give a flying fuck about anyone else, and they re-upload it as their own.
Again, we are aware this is the internet, and photos are going to lose credit and be transferred and etcetera, but finding credit is SO EASY IN THIS DAY AND AGE— especially when you have such readily available resources as TinEye (which, hell, even makes a plugin so that you can simply right-click a photo and it’ll search for the source), and Google has an awesome reverse-image search that you can copy-paste a photo’s URL into.
And of course, it’s REALLY easy to find the source when it’s properly attributed— three times, mind you— on the post that you’re jacking it from.
So please. You’re entitled to post and do whatever the fuck you want, and we’re always absolutely thrillified that people love Wicked so much, but come on… don’t be a dick.
For any of you that underestimate how much pride I take in running this tumblr, finding high-quality pictures and art, taking care of your requests, and doing my best to ensure all of it has proper attribution…
IT’S A LOT.
So when you’re following this blog and you right-click, “Save As,” and re-upload to your own blog, not only are you failing to credit a hard-working artist or photographer, you’re also undermining all of my hard work.
Just throwing that out there.
ETA: I understand that most of the photos are common database, yes, and those aren’t the ones I’m referring to. But it can be pretty obvious when someone is blatantly ripping off your hard work, yanno?