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31 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #367: Needlework

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You don’t see a whole lot of sewing-themed shirts on daily tee sites these days, but Shirt.Woot aims to change that with this week’s Needlework derby. Here’s what they’re looking for:

Handicrafts are dwindling, they say. People don’t make things anymore, they say. They complain an awful lot. This week, we want to see your designs inspired by cross-stitching, sewing, embroidery, crocheting, etc.

It can fit the theme in style or subject.

No crème tees.

The derby opens to submissions at noon on Friday, with submissions continuing until Wednesday at noon. Voting is on-going from Friday at noon until Thursday at noon. Three winners will be printed the following weekend (as chosen by voters), with the printed designers earning $1000 for the first night of sales and a potential $2 per shirt sold on any sales after that date. In addition to the top 3 winners, Woot will select a few other pieces for a Plus! sale and inclusion in their catalog, with selected artists earning $2 per shirt sold.

30 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Minimalism contest

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Threadless’s popular Minimalism challenge is back, inviting artists to dazzle tee fans with cleverness and simplicity. Here’s what they’re looking for:

Create a design using simple shapes, less lines and half the halftones… How much can you express using as little as possible? Strip an idea down to bare bones without losing the concept. You’ll be surprised how little you really need!

Enter before August 19th, 2014 for your chance to win. One winner will earn $2000 cash, a $500 Threadless gift code, a $200 gift pack of Candylab wooden toys, and a one-of-a-kind minimalist print created by Ryder Doty on the topic of your choice.

29 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Pop Culture Mash-Ups

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Shirt.Woot’s Pop Culture Mash-Ups derby resulted in lots of very printable designs, so it should be no surprise that this plus sale full of the runners-up contains a lot of gems!

Best of the Bunch: A Little Bunny WITH BIG POINTY TEETH! is a hilarious design, and even works well for folks who might not have picked up the reference. Cute animal cannibalism is universal!

Nicest Surprise: Most Zelda parodies keep their structure very close to the original game’s artwork, but by taking a departure from that and really tailoring every element to Firefly The Legend of the Ballad of the Hero of Canton should be a big hit with browncoats.

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

28 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Lupus in Fabula

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Here’s the thing about Little Red Riding Hood- it’s ostensibly a scary story, but since we’ve all known it since childhood and have seen countless cartoon, kid-friendly versions, the bite and the fright of the wolf as a villain are totally gone. That’s what I like about Lupus in Fabula by Andrea Garau- it cuts through all the cuteness and delivers a scene that shows exactly why the wolf is to be feared. He’s gritty and realistic, all flashing teeth, snarling lips and intense eyes. But more importantly, just as with Red visiting Grandma, he’s showing up when you least expect it! It’d be impossible for a wolf to hide away in the pages of a story, just as it’d be crazy to think he’d pull off masquerading as an old lady. But this is the wolf who CAN do those things, and that’s why he’s such an epic villain. He could be anywhere, and he can do anything! His might and cunning is why Red is a great hero, she faced a monster of incredible skill and came out the victor. By focusing in on this specific aspect of the Wolf, a fable that’s seen a ton of shirts already still comes off feeling shockingly fresh.

Camiseteria winners earn R$800 cash and R$500 in Camiseteria products.

27 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s The Incredibles contest

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Threadless‘s latest contest is all about The Incredibles! This is an official Disney•Pixar contest, so there are some special rules to keep in mind:

Designs must be your original artwork.

You may use any characters from Disney•Pixar The Incredibles, but mashups, parodies, or references to any other characters are not allowed.

No adult references (sex, drugs, alcohol, violence, profanity, gambling, etc.) allowed.

You may not use any logos in your design.

Enter before August 14th, 2014 for your chance to win. One winner will earn $2000 cash, a $500 Threadless gift card, and hand drawn, framed Disney•Pixar The Incredibles artwork from a Disney character artist.


26 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Springleap’s Two Oceans Craft the Cooler contest

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Springleap is best known for t-shirt design contests, but their latest design challenge is a little different. In the Two Oceans “Craft the Cooler” contest, they’re looking for artists to create artwork for wine carrier bags.

Enter before August 8th, 2014 for your chance to win. Two winners will each earn $1000.

25 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Girly contest

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Threadless is looking for designs specifically for the ladies with their new Girly contest. Since there tends to be more emphasis on masculine-skewing designs with most releases, it’s always nice to see a concerted effort to remind people of the other possibilities. Here’s what they’re looking for:

Take a minute to think about all the women in your life. Of course, if you are a woman, think about yourself, too. What would be the perfect tee design for your favorite females?

Your challenge is to submit a design for a girly-style tee.

Do you know a pop culture lovin’ gal, or a lady who loves all things nature? Is she into books? Fantasy? Math jokes? Get inspired by her favorite things and put it all on the page.

Enter before August 13th, 2014 for your chance to win. One winner will earn $2000 cash, a $500 Threadless gift code, and a $250 Moleskin prize pack.