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07 December 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: All I Want for Christmas collection

Dream gifts, from the mundane to the creative and even the impossible, filled the ranks of Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: All I Want for Christmas plus sale. Here’s what caught my eye this week…

Best of the Bunch: Empty Box by Fishbiscuit5 has a cheerful look and is massively relatable.

Nicest Surprise: Creepy Doll by teesgeex first won me over in voting with its playful type choices.

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

06 December 2021 ~ 0 Comments

WAMI Swag’s How the Grinch Slapped Christmas

How the Grinch Slapped Christmas by illustrandy was WAMI Swag’s Tee’s the Season contest winner, and it’s easy to see why it resonated. The holiday season can be stressful and unpleasant in some ways, so it feels refreshing and cathartic to see it expressed so plainly. Plus, this entire scenario is very on-brand for the Grinch, whose too-bright neon green color clashes with the red background in a way that screams both holiday colors and discomfort. The original meme this piece parodies shows Batman slapping Robin, and the fact that the meme framing is so recognizable helps prevent the design from seeming too harsh. Even heroes have their limits…

Winners at WAMI Swag will earn a cash prize (amount varies based on contest entered). Any designs sold on WAMI Swag also earn the artist 20% of each sale.

04 December 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #843: Oh, You Got Jokes?!

Prepare your finest punchlines, because Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby theme is…

Starting Monday at 8PM CST: Derby #843: Oh, You Got Jokes?!

Let’s see some of them there funny shirts. Make us laugh!

No politics, no cream shirts.
No celebrity likenesses in mockups/detail images.
One design per entry.
Up to 4 entries per artist.

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.

03 December 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Pop (Not Soda) Labels derby voting highlights

Shirt.Woot turned memorable pop culture characters and moments into brands with the Pop (Not Soda) Labels derby. Some designs were seasonal, while others lampooned movies, television, or even personality traits. Here’s a look at two current voting underdogs that I’d like to see get some more attention…

RedRum by BadBox gets all the iconic details right and employs a highly wearable style.

Quality Snack Time by agaena is a cute take on the Wendy’s logo, made all the better for including a classic Baby Yoda frog moment.

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.

02 December 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Smash Hit

Smash Hit by Gamma-Ray makes a strong first impression. There’s something about a shattered record that feels dramatic and powerful, like the sheer energy of the music couldn’t be contained by vinyl. The shock of red provided by the label contributes to that feeling, and the choice to forgo text in that section is a smart one as it keeps the viewer’s eyes firmly trained on the shapes involved. A closer look reveals that those shapes aren’t what they seem- at the center sits a silhouetted rocker, jumping as he whales away at his electric guitar. It’s a great image, and the realism of the highlights and textures of the record help it to really sing. Excellent!

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).

01 December 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s A Winter Sight II

A Winter Sight II by clsantos82 is my favorite Thrreadless print this week. I love that while it uses a minimal style of mostly uniform line weights, the technique has been employed to create a very complex scene. I love the ruggedness of the terrain, dotted with snow-covered trees. It feels authentically wild, and gives a more exotic flavor to the stripe of city contained within. As for the city itself, it breaks with expectation by making each row of buildings a different, vibrant color. This makes the metropolis stand out in a big way from its snow-covered surroundings, and gives the city a unique, almost tropical personality. Even though no humans are included in the illustration, those bright shades give the impression of warmth, activity, and even diversity. Very slick, and including so much sky also helps to add to how vertical the landscape feels.

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.

30 November 2021 ~ 0 Comments

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

Cold weather was back in style for Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: Winter plus sale, which cataloged all sorts of seasonal shirt concepts. Here’s what caught my eye this week…

Best of the Bunch: Walkers Wonderland by Wheels03 gives the season a Star Wars spin, and perfectly matches its illustration style to its font choice.

Nicest Surprise: Polar Bear Knitter by TaylorRoss1 first one me over in voting with its crafty take on staying warm.

Shirt I Am Most Biased About: My design Snow Hater is for people who hate each and every flake of winter.

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