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23 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Fakecation derby voting highlights

Shirt.Woot was looking for pretend vacations of all sorts, from the pop culture to the mundane moments, in their Fakecation derby this week. Here’s a look at two current voting underdogs that I’d like to see get some more attention…

National Dark by imisko makes nature delightfully spooky- imagine going on a hike and stumbling into a haunted castle!

The Beauty of the Sea by TaylorRoss1 caught my eye with its unusual color palette (the greenish tint of the tan is an inspired choice) and gets extra points for those cat fish.

This derby continues through Monday at 8pm. The top three designs (determined by votes and editor input) will earn $1000 cash and $2 per item sold. Additionally, other designs may be selected for future plus sales and sold for $2 per item each.

22 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Morning Cat

Morning Cat by TaylorRoss is chock full of scruffy personality, from the feline’s differently sized eyes to his stricken expression and deep under eye bags. He stares back at the viewer with great offense, clearly irked that he’s awake at all. One paw even curls itself into a a rude middle finger gesture, while the other clings to a cup of coffee like its a life preserver. The slogan’s sentiments reflect this, but for me the style the text is rendered in slightly misses the mark. The clarity of the lettering and the smoothness of its rounded lines feels awake and friendly, while I think using a rougher, scratchier look (either on “early” and “friendly” or on the whole phrase) might have conveyed the theme more viscerally. Still a great, wearable shirt though!

Pampling has multiple prizes available. XPress Prize winners earn 1 euro for each product sold in the presale and XPress sale (with a guaranteed minimum of 500 euros). Shot Prize winners earn 1 euro per product sold (with a guaranteed minimum of 200 euros). Classic Prize winners get 300 euros. All designers are also potentially eligible for the 1000 euro Designer of the Month Prize (selected by the Pampling team taking into consideration sales success, priority, and participation).

21 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Chill Space

Chill Space by makapa is the kind of illustration that just keeps becoming more fun and engaging the more you look at it. The whole structure of the ship is built on the idea of having a relaxed, enjoyable time. The base shape is a kettle, and music also plays a big role with headphones, a record player, an electric guitar, and even trombone-like tubing providing the craft’s mechanics. Bored of flying? Don’t worry, alternative transportation is provided by the skateboard stowed in the back seat. It’s a neat contraption, and matches the personality of its pilot well. The sloth in the driver’s seat sports a bandaid over one eye and a cheerful expression- not one to let a little tumble interfere with a good time!

Threadless prints new shirts every week, chosen from the designs submitted by and voted on by site members. Most winners earn $1 to $7 per item sold.

20 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: 70s collection

Retro style returned in Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: 70s plus sale. Pop culture, especially 1970s era nostalgia features heavily, but so do vintage graphic elements like stripes, groovy fonts, and distressing. Here’s what caught my eye this week…

Best of the Bunch: Mushrooms Are Magical by lunchboxbrain uses a psychedelic style that reflects Mario’s themes well.

Nicest Surprise: Captain’s Stars and Stripes by pahblowe won me over in voting with its classic, timeless look.

Shirt(s) I Am Most Biased About: My design Live Long & Retro makes a Star Trek hand signal more vintage while Procrastin8 has fun with worn stripes in warm colors.

This promotion will only last until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday. So if there’s something you like, grab it fast!

19 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Giraffes in Shirt Design: 15 great examples

As one of nature’s tallest creatures, giraffes were destined to stand apart from other species. Their trademark long neck and patterns of spots render them instantly recognizable whether in close up or silhouette, making them an inspiration to artists the world over. Here’s a look at 15 great examples of giraffes in shirt design that are head and shoulders above the rest…

17 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #810: FAKEcation

Make your summer vacation plans with Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby theme…

Starting Monday at 8PM CST: Derby #810: FAKEcation

It’s time for the LOSER theme, FAKEcation.

This ones all about shirts you buy while on vacation or going on vacation. They can be from real places or made-up places!

No politics, no cream shirts, no Covid/masks.

This derby begins Monday at 8pm CST and continues through the following Monday at 8pm. Three designs (determined by votes and editor input) will be printed as daily offers on Tuesday through Thursday and earn $1000 and $2 per item sold after the first day of sales. Other designs may be selected for a Plus sale, with each selected design earning $2 per item sold.

16 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Graffiti & Doodles derby voting highlights

Shirt.Woot‘s Graffiti & Doodles derby allowed artists to choose either of the two styles to adopt for the competition, and there are excellent examples of both to be found in the ranks. Here’s a look at two current voting underdogs that I’d like to see get some more attention…

Spring Doodle by jasneko is deceptively simple, but every detail matters. I love the way one mountain seems to peek out from behind the other.

Radiant Child by iamlaureen chooses well in taking inspiration from Keith Haring, and the joyful style of the art suits the way fans feel about Baby Yoda.

This derby continues through Monday at 8pm. The top three designs (determined by votes and editor input) will earn $1000 cash and $2 per item sold. Additionally, other designs may be selected for future plus sales and sold for $2 per item each.