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07 August 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #55A: Derbylympics Event 1, Black and White

This week’s Derby at Shirt.Woot is completely different than any other- it’s a Derbylympics, featuring three shorter contests with a winner apiece. Definitely an intriguing concept, I’m excited to see how it pans out.

Here’s the first event information, as stated by Woot:

1st Event – Black and White
What can you do with the most basic color palette possible? Your design is limited to black ink on a white shirt, or white ink on a black shirt. No other ink colors or shirt colors are permitted. Aside from our usual Derby rules, any subject matter is allowed…but no text. This is the only Derbylympics event where you’ll get a head start on your design, so make the most of it.

This event opens for submissions and voting Friday at noon, and closes on Sunday at noon, when the second Derbylympics event will open. Only the one shirt with the most votes will be printed.

The first place winner will be printed next weekend, 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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25 July 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Shirt.Woot Derby #53: Double-Take #2

This week marks Shirt.Woot‘s second Double-Take derby. As with their other double-take derby, no new entries will be selected- the only entries that will be in voting are those that Woot themselves have selected from previous derbies (including Honorable Mentions). There’s still a lot of fun to be had for voters, though, as the quality level is much higher than in a typical derby.

The good news is, Woot has released the theme of their derby for next week, giving artists extra time to make their entries perfect. Derby #64 will begin at noon on August 1st, with the theme Old West.

Voting in the double-take derby 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. (Because this is a double-take derby, Woot is also likely to choose four Editor’s Choice picks- if they occur, it will likely happen in the days following the derby winners and those picks will receive the same prize as winners.)

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17 July 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #52: Emergency

Shirt.Woot‘s newest theme is like a breath of fresh air after the pixel constraints of last week. This week the derby is looking for designs about Emergency. Here’s what Woot had to say about it:

Some emergencies are obvious: a burning building, a flash flood, a mad scientist in Times Square with a ray that turns people into insects. Others are a matter of perspective: a little kid would be more worried about his skinned knee than about the global oil crisis. Let your, um, urgency emerge and see what you can do with it in t-shirt form. Hurry, hurry! It’s an emergency!

The Stop Sign Rule is in effect this week: incidental text is allowed as part of an illustration, but no slogan shirts.

The derby begins accepting submissions Friday at noon, 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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10 July 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #51: Pixel Grid

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby has a Pixel Grid theme. Here are the details, direct from Woot:

Imagine our 16″ by 20″ print area is broken up into a grid of 1/4″ squares. Your job this week is to create an image by filling some of these squares with blocks of solid color. You can place your design anywhere you want within the grid, and fill (or not fill) as many of the squares (or pixels) as you like. All of your pixels must align to the same 64 x 80 grid of 1/4″ squares. You can’t use any other design elements: no lines, no shading, no partial or multicolored pixels. And, of course, you’re restricted to our usual six ink colors. This the same challenge faced by many of the early pioneers of computer graphics. Let’s see what you can do with it.

No video-game or computer-graphics references whatsoever will be permitted.

And no text.

The derby begins accepting submissions Friday at noon, 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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04 July 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #50: Energy

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby has an Energy theme. Here are the details, direct from Woot:

What does energy mean to you? Is it something that you can buy for $150 a barrel? Is it some ineffable New Agey quality that comes in positive and negative flavors? Is it a scalar physical property often defined as “the ability to do work”? Is it something you get from a can full of sugar and caffeine? Nervous, nuclear, mental, kinetic, potential, surface, green, vacuum, electrical, spiritual, solar, healing, sensible, latent, emotional: choose your energy and make us wear it.

No straight resubmissions from past Derbies, especially including Heat and Light. We’ll be pretty hardline about it this week, and we need your tattles to catch the offenders. But, as always, reworked versions of past submissions are permitted. We’ll be the judge of whether it’s reworked enough.

Incidental text allowed, but no slogan shirts. We’re calling this the Stop Sign Rule. If you need a bit of text here or there to make your design work, that’s OK. You can show somebody reading a newspaper, or the digits on a gas pump, or a label on a package. But if text is the primary focus of your design, it will get the axe. Again, we’ll make these decisions on a shirt-by-shirt basis, so err on the side of caution.

The derby begins accepting submissions Friday at noon, 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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27 June 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Shirt.Woot Derby #49: Independence

Shirt.Woot has announced another derby, this time with an Independence theme. Here’s what they had to say about it:

In our infancy and our dotage, we rely on others to survive. In between, it’s all up to us. This week, we’re calling on you to explore the theme of independence. From the hatchling leaving the nest to the sovereign nation assuming its place on the world stage, from the gal who runs a tiny record label from her basement to the guy who lives off the grid in a solar-powered bunker, independence is about standing alone, following your chosen path, and throwing overpriced tea into the ocean. And while you’re celebrating freedom from oppression, make sure you follow these oppressive rules:

Your design must be on a Red, White, or Royal Blue shirt.

You may only use one ink color, but it may be any color.

And no text.
Keep in mind that these shirts won’t even go on sale until the 4th of July, so we’re not looking for something you’d necessarily wear on the 4th of July.

The derby begins accepting submissions Friday at noon, 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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20 June 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #48: Bugs

Shirt.Woot has announced a new Derby theme:

Whether they’re insects, spiders, centipedes, or scorpions, the kind of bugs we’re talking about have a couple of things in common: they have a lot of legs, and you don’t want them in your pantry. They don’t have to be real: feel free to imagine insectoid robots, or spidery aliens, or humanoid lice wearing people clothes, or the bugs of a post-apocalyptic future. They can crawl or fly or swim. But we’re not talking about any other meaning of “bug”: computer bugs, or audio bugs, or bugging people, or bugging out, or even our own Dave Bug. We’re looking for the creepy crawly kind.

No text once again.

The derby begins accepting submissions Friday at noon, 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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