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25 June 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #101: Fake Band T-Shirts

Hold on to your hats, because this week’s Shirt.Woot derby has a theme with potential: Fake Band T-Shirts. Let’s hope everyone participating is inspired to try something fresh and creative with this one. Here’s how Woot sums it up:

If obscure band t-shirts are a universal badge of cool, what about t-shirts for bands that don’t even exist? This week, conjure up some merch for an imaginary band, or solo artist, or a tour of multiple bands, or music festival, etc. Any style, any era (like our old Genghis Khan tour shirt), any place (including other planets or dimensions). To be clear: we’re looking for fake bands you made up, not fake bands from movies or TV shows. As always, the prohibition on using the intellectual property of other people remains in full effect.

It’s your responsibility to make sure your “fake band” doesn’t already exist. Search the artists at Allmusic and Myspace Music. If it comes up clear in both, it’s probably OK unless we see evidence to the contrary.

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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 site members), 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.

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28 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #97: BBQ

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby is a perfect fit for summer: BBQ. Here’s what they’re looking for:

What is it about cooking outdoors that makes everything taste so much better? An open fire under an open sky, the tang of the smoke permeating your clothes, the crunchy surprise of a wayward insect – no wonder this is one of the few habits we’ve kept from caveman days. This week, let’s BBQ.

And by BBQ we mean all forms of recreational outdoor summertime cooking, including weenie roasts, shrimp on the barbie, S’mores, luaus, all of it. Explore the culture of BBQ. Investigate the regional variations of BBQ. Hypothesize about how zombies or Vikings would BBQ. Design something you’d wear while preparing or eating BBQ. Promote your favorite imaginary BBQ place. Have it your way, as long as it’s about cooking outdoors for fun and nourishment.

Incidental text is allowed. Text on a BBQ sauce label or a map of BBQ styles is fine. A shirt that just says something like “What Are You Roasting Under There?” is not.

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 site members), 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.

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21 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #96: Dance

Shirt.Woot is at it again with a new derby, and this time the theme is Dance. Just what does that mean? Read on…

Whether it’s a ritualistic spiritual practice, to win over potential mates, or because an outlaw is firing his revolver at our boots, dancing is an almost universal element of human culture. In every place and time except for that one town in Footloose, people have moved their bodies to rhythm. Capture the beauty and grace of the living form in motion, or crack visual jokes about the graceless twitches of the clumsy, and put it into t-shirt form. Belly to break, swing to slam, tango to techno: let the dance begin…

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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 site members), 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.

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08 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #94: Air

It’s no secret that some of the Derby‘s participants have a hard time staying on theme. Perhaps in an attempt to improve the contest’s on-theme entry percentage, Shirt.Woot has opted to make the focus of their latest derby one of the most common substances on the planet: Air. Ah, air… the invisible substance that is the focus of so many great shirt designs… Hmmm. Maybe this won’t go quite as planned!

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 site members), 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.

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16 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #91: Trees

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby centers on that old standby of shirt concepts: Trees. As such, I’m not really expecting anything extraordinary, but hopefully someone will surprise me! Here’s Woot’s theme description:

The upcoming Earth Day got us thinking about the planet. Arbor Day has us thinking about trees. And the passing of tax day reminded us we need to make some money. It all comes together in this week’s Derby theme. Not only are trees beautiful, fascinating, and necessary to life on Earth. Our bark-bound, leaf-bedecked friends also starred in some of the biggest early successes for Shirt.Woot. Nature’s already done most your work for you – just put those trees into wearable form.

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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 site members), 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.

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03 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #89: Dinosaurs

There’s a new derby about to begin over at Shirt.Woot, and this time Dinosaurs are the subject. While I love dinosaurs, I do question the wisdom of picking a theme that is already massively printed at Shirt.Woot- three days of dino shirts on top of all the ones we’ve already had in the past couple of months? This isn’t Sparta, this is madness! At any rate, here’s what Woot had to say:

Move over, pirates! There’s a new meme mascot stalking the Internet…and it’s a long way from being extinct. Have you seen our t-shirts depicting dinosaurs enjoying birthday cupcakes and playing meteor-ball and hiding in shirt pockets and thought “Jeez, I could do a better dinosaur t-shirt in my sleep”? Then put on your pajamas, because now’s your chance. Hit us with your best dino-shot so we can jump on this whole dinosaur fad before it goes the way of the, uh, dinosaurs.

No text this week.

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 site members), 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.

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26 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #88: Music

The newest derby theme at Shirt.Woot has been announced, and it is Music. Here’s the info direct from Woot:

You’ve listened to the soundtrack…you’ve been served the summons…now wear the t-shirt! This week we’re looking for visual depictions, investigations, commentaries, and triumphant riffs on music in all its permutations. Except a tree shaped like a guitar shaped like a tree. It’s been done.

Obviously, avoid using the names and likenesses of any actual musicians, unless they’re, like, some old composers or something who are too dead and European to sue us.

No text. Thank you! Good night!

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 site members), 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.

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