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23 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby: Light

It looks like Shirt.Woot is listening to the community- this week, they’ve announced the theme of their next derby a full day before submissions will be accepted.

Shirt designs must involve the theme Light. Additionally, designs must be printed on either Kelly Green, Royal Blue or Red shirts.

As always, the design with the most votes will be printed, earning the designer $200. The designer will also receive $2 per shirt sold after the initial day of sales (this amount is typically several times the original prize).

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17 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby: Maps

Shirt.Woot‘s weekly derby is currently accepting map shirt designs. This week they’re being pretty quick about rejecting designs that don’t fit the theme, so hopefully this week will be controversy-free.

There are a few new rules that potential submitters should be aware of:

1) No designs on black or asphalt tees will be accepted (this is both to prevent monotony and to preserve Shirt.Woot’s remaining stock of those very popular colors).

2) Voters are now allowed to “un-vote” for designs that they no longer like as much.

3) Shirts will only be printed on the front (no more two-sided designs).

The new rules and increased presence of moderators is definitely a step in the right direction, and I think the new crop of designs reflects that. There are already a few promising shirts being scored, and it’s still the first day.

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10 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot: Superhero Contest and more

It’s Friday, so the new Shirt.Woot Derby theme has been announced: Superheroes! A bold choice, especially since many feel that last week’s derby was marred by copyright infringement (something a superhero theme will only invite more of). Still, it ought to be fun. I’m a huge geek, so I will probably be buying this week’s winner no matter what it looks like.

There’s also a very cool blog posting up at Shirt.Woot showing the whole process of creating shirts (The cost estimates they show for each piece of equipment are especially fun). Pretty awesome- I’m still shocked that they’re able to get shirts printed so quickly.

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07 August 2007 ~ 4 Comments

Product Review: Konami Code at ShirtADay

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By now I think most people are familiar with ShirtADay. They’re one of the websites using the business model of selling one shirt a day (others include Uneetee and Shirt.Woot). ShirtADay is different from the others because they focus primarily on slogans, because the price drops steadily as more decide to buy- and because there are so many different ways to buy a shirt.

Here’s the deal: ShirtADay’s daily design can be put on several types of clothing (including hooded sweatshirts), and not only that, customers can choose the color shirt they’d like it printed on. And if the day’s shirt doesn’t suit you, there are several other shirts available, ranging from the Shirt of the Week to Clearance products to the selections at their affiliate, Rerun Tees.

My shirt, Konami Code, was a Rerun tees offering. The print is pretty great- it has the right amount of ink, heavy enough to not show the black shirt through the white ink but not so heavy that it cracks with wear. It’s also centered well on the shirt, and the shirt itself is of good quality (Hanes Tagless, a nice heavy shirt).

Overall, I’d recommend the quality of ShirtADay. It’s especially recommended to anyone who likes to customize their shirt purchases or who enjoys shirts that make statements. And remember, if you have a great idea for a shirt, contact Shirt-a-Day. You’ll get a percentage of the shirt’s earnings if they use your design.

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03 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #2: Heat

Another Friday, another Shirt.Woot Derby. This time the theme is Heat, and entries that rely on Woot logos and culture are banned. Another improvement to the format is that entries are now displayed according to how recently they were submitted (instead of according to popularity, which kept a lot of mediocre work scoring highly last week).

It might take some more time before the voters start to get a grasp of what works on a shirt (currently a lot of voters seem to be voting on thumbnail images without enlarging to see shirt placement) but I think this week’s winner is almost guaranteed to be more interesting than last week (grey shapes on a white shirt? sigh).

As always, the winner’s shirt will be printed next Friday, earning the designer $200 plus $2 for every shirt sold after the first day.

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01 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Uneetee’s July $1000 Winner

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You’re looking at July’s $1000 winner at Uneetee, a shirt called Time After Time. While it wasn’t my favorite in the contest (I feel that the angles and some of the line widths need to be worked out better) it’s definitely a neat concept. I believe this shirt will be running for most of (maybe even all of) this week, so if this shirt is for you then you’ll have plenty of time to pick up a copy,

The collection has also been updated to include a few more shirts, including one I almost bought recently- Dream of the Flying Geisha. I passed on it because the shipping fee scared me off (now that Shirt.Woot is doing $10 tees with free shipping, everything else seems like a rip-off) but I might reconsider if there’s a good daily shirt soon.

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27 July 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Shirt.Woot Derby: One

The inaugural Shirt.Woot Derby has begun, and is now accepting entries that fit the theme of One. If I were a betting person, I’d also say that the entry most likely to win this one will have some kind of Woot theme to it (based on comments on prior shirts in the forums).

It should be a fun contest- there’s certainly a lot of enthusiasm behind the concept, if not a lot of skill so far. And early entries definitely have the advantage, since the winner is determined by how many people click the I Want It button. The longer your shirt is voted on, the higher your score will be.

Submissions are accepted until Wednesday at noon, with voting open until Thursday at noon. The winning shirt will be printed on Friday, with the designer receiving $200 (and $2 per shirt for every shirt sold after the initial day of sales).

If this theme isn’t to your liking, remember to check back at the Derby next Friday at noon. The Derby is planned to be a weekly event, so there are sure to be a lot of winners and a lot of fun shirts.

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